Do you remember Google's Clips camera?
Shortly after announcing the new Home Max and Home Mini speakers, as well as the new Pixel phones last autumn, Google brought out a camera that uses artificial intelligence to capture moments you might otherwise miss. Called Clips, it was announced with a $249 price tag. But it didn't get a release date, and it still hasn't launched.
The company has yet to say when you will be able to get our hands on it. However, the device has just cleared a major obstacle: It passed its FCC certification, according to Variety, though the actual filing itself doesn't specifically mention Clips, but rather the model number "G015A", which has appeared in the device's marketing materials.
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So, what does this mean? Clips is one step closer to landing on stores' shelves, which is about time, considering it was announced three months ago. It features a 12-megapixel sensor and 130-degree field-of-view lens, and it's designed to take photos at 15fps. It also has 8GB of internal memory and three-hour-of-continuous-use battery.
The hardware is only now being finalised, as evident by the FCC certification, but we should be able to buy it real soon.