Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Google readying a tablet called the Pixel Slate

Google readying a tablet called the Pixel Slate Google readying a tablet called the Pixel Slate
Sherri Watson | 08 October, 2018, 19:14

Lastly, the Made by Google on Instagram has the design mockups of a "tiny phone" that is pointing at the Pixel Ultra, which was speculated to come as the new notch-less Pixel phone. So here's a quick breakdown. Though leaks have been pouring in for months now, of late the rumour mill surrounding upcoming Google products has picked up pace. The company's Pixel branded premium flagships have been a huge success from the beginning, and the third iteration to the line is expected to carry the same trend. It's certainly bigger with a few notches here and there. Are any of you looking forward to the next batch of Google Pixel devices? And now, we learned even more about this new Google Pixel Slate as some renderers leaked on MySmartPrice.

The Pixel 2 phones a year ago were manufactured by HTC and LG. For all we know, the camera app is getting a redesigned interface this year.

We should expect both phones to run Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processors. We aren't sure on storage, but my guess is that Google will allow you to fully deck this little guy out.

If you want more memory you can also grab the 128GB Pixel 2 XL for £599 - saving £300.

Impact: If Google ends up releasing a tiny Pixel "Bonito" at some point, or as early as tomorrow, that would certainly be a surprise despite this report. This new Slate tablet by Pixel will go head-on against the new Apple iPad Pro, and it might also possibly come with a fingerprint sensor. The accessories included in the smartphones's box are: a USB Type-C cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter, USB Type-C earphones, wall charger and the device itself.

Meanwhile, more details about the price specifications come from a leaked United Kingdom carrier's brochure. On a notable side, the Google Pixelbook 2 device would support display up to 4K.

The difference this time around is that the Pixel Slate is going to have Google's own low-powered Chrome OS software at its core, rather than the ever-popular Android.

In addition to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, Google will also be unveiling the Google Home Hub, which will compete against the Amazon Echo Show smart speaker. All of that will change with the launch of the Home Hub, a 7-inch smart display powered by the Assistant from Google itself. It will be available in a charcoal and a white variant, much like Google's other Home speakers. Of course, it's hard to say if these prices are definite, but for now, expect to pay around $800 to $1,000 for either device.

As you can see below, the device is a tablet. Google might also launch a new Chromecast model with Bluetooth support and also with enhanced 5GHz Wifi connectivity in this event. As we've learned over the past few weeks, what Google cannot do is keep a secret.