What time is the Google Pixel event today? When the launch starts, how to watch live stream and what to expect

Google will officially unveil its latest phone, the Pixel 8, at an event in New York City today.

The 2023 Made by Google event will show off both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, as well as the new Pixel Watch 2.

The 6.2-inch Pixel 8 and 6.8-inch Pixel 8 Pro are both set to come with improved screens that users will still be able to see in direct sunlight, while the Pixel Watch 2 comes with the ability to measure stress.

Here’s how to watch the Google reveal, and what we know about the new devices so far.

What time is the Pixel 8 event?

The Pixel event begins at 10am ET (3pm BST).

It will take place in front of a live audience in New York, but people across the world can watch via a live stream.

How can I watch live?

The event will be streamed on Google’s YouTube channel, here, going live at 3pm BST.

If you head there ahead of time you can click the bell icon to be notified when the stream starts.

What do we know about the Pixel 8?

Google released a teaser video showing off the new phones’ designs three weeks ago. In appearance they are very similar to their predecessors, with gray, black, and pink colour schemes expected for the Pixel 8, and sky blue, porcelain, and black for the Pixel 8 Pro.

The Pixel 8 Pro’s 6.7-inch display is the same size as that of the Pixel 7 Pro, while the regular model has been made ever so slightly smaller.

A spec sheet revealed by leaker Kamila Wojciechowska shows that the Pixel 8 Pro could come with significant improvements to its rear camera, with a 50MP wide lens, a 48MP ultrawide lens with macro focus, and a 48MP camera with a 5x telephoto lens.

The standard version, meanwhile, is rumoured to have a 50MP wide rear camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens with macro focus.

Both phones are expected to be powered by Google’s new Tensor G3 chip with 8GB of RAM for the Pixel 8 and 12GB for the Pro model. Both are also believed to have had their display refresh rate bumped up to 120Hz from 90Hz.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but rumours suggest each model could come in around £100 more than their predecessors.