Google has announced the date for its upcoming hardware event: October 9. The technology giant is expected to launch its flagship devices Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at the event. The invites that have been sent out indicate that the event is in New York on October 9 at 8:30pm IST.
Although the invite doesn’t say what Google will be launching on October 9, the GIF released by the company only says “I <3 NY”. So it’s obvious that the 3 in the invite indicates Pixel 3 and NY means that the event will be held in New York.
Speaking about the smartphones, Google Pixel 3 mobile will feature a 5.5-inch display and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The smartphone will house a 2,915mAh battery.
But it will be the bigger sibling – Google Pixel 3 XL – that will come with a host of changes. To begin with, the smartphone is expected to come with a glass back panel and will sport wireless charging capabilities. It will reportedly feature a 6.7-inch QHD+ display and much like Pixel 3, will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Google Pixel 3 XL is expected to sport dual rear front cameras and will reportedly pack a 3,430mAh battery.
Both the smartphones will run on Android 9.0 Pie. Besides the smartphones, here are other ‘Made by Google’ devices that are expected to be showcased by the company on its October 9 event:
- Google Pixelbook 2: Although there is no surety that we’ll get to see the Google Pixelbook 2 at the October 9 event, it is definitely expected. And it is actually the perfect time for Google to release a refreshed version of the Pixelbook this year. The new Pixelbook 2 is said to come with a fingerprint sensor, a 4k display with thinner bezels and improved internals.
- Second generation Pixel buds: Another device from Google that is expected on October 9 is the second generation Google Pixel Buds. The Pixel Buds that were previously rolled out by the company have definitely gone up a few notches in terms of performance after they got a few updates, but with a refreshed version, Google can add a number of new features like Google Translate functionality and the ability to go fully wireless.
- Google Smart Display: Announced recently at I/O 2018, Google Smart Display is the technology giant’s answer to the Amazon Echo Show. Till now, we have only seen Smart Displays that have been made by third party manufacturers like the Lenovo Smart Display. Although there is no official word about it, but the company can launch the first Google-made Smart Display that will also be powered by Google Assistant.