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Google Pixel Slate renders appear to reveal design, detachable keyboard and stylus

Sherri Watson | 09 October, 2018, 14:26

The headline item will be Google's Pixel 3 smartphone, and we're also expecting a new Chrome OS tablet-the Pixel Slate-and Google hardware to match its Google Assistant smart display software, the "Google Home Hub". The Pixel 3 packaging was all legit, and both the device's feel and specs gave a clear impression that it wasn't a fake, not to mention lining up with all the recent leaks.

A new promotional page on Verizon's website suggests that the Google Pixel 3 will start at $799.99 for the 64GB version, which would make it $150 more expensive than the Pixel 2.

Should also see the light Google Pixel Slate, a tablet with a keyboard that mounts the latest Intel processors and operating system Chrome OS, but that should be able to perform a dual boot with Windows 10. The Google Pixel 3 will have a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels, while the Pixel 3 XL will feature a larger 6.3-inch notched display with 1440 x 2880 pixels. This was spotted through an image leaked by YouTube vlogger Jon Prosser, that holds details of the upcoming Google launches. The company is introducing a new "style match" feature that will scan something the camera is pointed at and help you buy it from internet retailers. Both are expected to run Android 9.0 Pie and have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM.

Google is holding a mega-event today in NY today.

So, if you're a fan of the Pixel brand here's all you need to know about today's launch event. Google Pixel 2 XL Prices Slashed Ahead of New Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Global Launch.

There isn't a ton of new stuff to learn since that first leak and a following benchmark, but this is the first all-angle look we've really got.

The cryptic but fun media invite comes with a simple clue that includes "I 3 NY" phrase, hinting at the Pixel 3 with the numeral in the heart emoticon.

The reviewed phone is a full-fledged Pixel 3 XL retail box, complete with everything you expect to see inside it. The renders of the rumored tablet have also leaked. However, the main underline of the event will be the new Pixel 3 series which will comprise of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Instead of a metallic keyboard, this year there will be a keyboard cover like the one for the iPads. It is also expected to come with an upgraded front camera that can capture videos at 1080p, and 60 frames per second.

The Chromecast is due for a refresh, and it may come with Wi-Fi improvements, along with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) connectivity, and support for remote control, game controllers, to name a few.