As we inch towards the end of a smartphone year, we will witness one of the last few major launches of 2018 tonight.
KitGuru Says: Google will be giving the Pixel lineup a complete refresh this year, with two new Pixel 3 smartphones and a new tablet. It is also expected that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices will be launched in the domestic market by the second week of this month.
It will be offered in dark blue colour and features a touchscreen with a possible aspect ratio of 3:2. There appears to be both a front-facing and rear-facing camera, and there are dark lines on either side of the screen that seem to suggest stereo speakers are present.
The keyboard will be detachable and connect via a pogo connector. The Google Home Hub will support voice assistant, and it will also come with built-in support for YouTube and other Google apps. The Pixel Slate accessory has four pogo pins through which all the data transfer happens. Moreover, it can easily fold, which transforms the tablet into a laptop. That's about the leaked pictures of the Pixel 3 XL. Icons visible on the screen include a back button and a centralized icon dock at the bottom. The "Google nocturne" model offered specifications such as an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, 16 GB RAM, and a display resolution of 3000x2000. But the company three years ago branched into hardware to have products where, like Apple, it could have full control of the performance of its applications and the revenue they generate. The Chrome OS running tablet could go on sale immediately or within the next few days in the US.
But there's also been a theory going around that at least some of the leaks were planned by Google to sow disinformation before the event, and that there's going to be some big reveal at tomorrow's release that no one saw coming.