We’re only four days away from Google’s October 9 even where it’s most probably going to uncover the new Pixel devices: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – Google’s latest flagship devices.
The reporters at Engadget state that the Pixel 3 XL is a solid and well-built device. The Pixel Slate will also have a detachable keyboard accessory, transforming the tablet into a capable work machine. My Pixelbook is used in laptop mode 95 percent of the time so I am personally not interested at all in the tablet form factor Google Chrome OS device. And now a Hong Kong based retailer is selling the Pixel 3 XL even before its official launch. A recent listing by China’s JD has suggested that the Pixel 3 (roughly Rs. 52,800), while the price of the Pixel 3 XL is yet to be revealed. Said keyboard has round typewriter-style keys too, as well as a trackpad, with the latter not being a common feature on many tablet hybrid offerings.
There will be much more to know about these new pixel devices once they are released at the October 9 event.
Watch the Made by Google 2018 live stream on October 9 at 5pm CAT. You also get several links to Google support pages guiding how you can possibly fix your phone. Out of the box it came running Android 9.0 Pie, with Active Edge enabling gestures like squeezing the sides of the phone to perform actions. The report does not that Apple’s iPhone XS MAX is better in low-light, however, though the jury’s still out on that – the Pixel 3 XL will 100% not be running final software, as its a pre-release phone.
We’ve also seen rumblings that the Pixel 3 XL will ship with Pixel Buds.
Lastly, the Pixel Slate appears to have a rather large power button on the top left corner of the device.
This year Google proved that keeping a secret in the tech industry is basically impossible. We will have to wait and see how many devices will be launched in the event this week.
The leaked images reveal that the tablet will run Google Chrome OS making it the first Google Chrome OS tablet.