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09 October 2018

The tech giant will unveil the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL at it's annual "Made by Google" event.

Google has been all over the news due to their Pixel devices leak which exposed all the upcoming devices from the company. The versatile tablet runs Chrome OS.

Google doesn't disclose its phone shipments, unlike Apple, which has sold about 388 million iPhones since the first Pixel came out in October 2016. 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. Plus, the Pixel 3 family is expected to have an Active Edge feature that was sported on the Pixel 2 models a year ago. 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".

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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.

Last October, Google unveiled the Pixel 2, Google Home Mini, Google Clips and a few other goodies.

Instead of a thick hardware keyboard magnetically attached to the bottom edge of the device, as we saw with the Pixel C, this year Google seems to be putting on a cover with an integrated, attachable keyboard, which can be connected to the tablet via four pins.

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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.

Previous rumours suggest the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The premium Android smartphones reportedly have water and dust resistance certification (IP68). The cameras on Pixel 3 are expected to be an improvement on the Pixel 2, which still carries an impressive set of snappers. The rear of the devices could have a single 12MP unit. Wireless charging support could also mean Google would announce its own wireless charging stand, or the "Pixel stand". Not much is known about the Pixel Slate per say, however, it is being pitched up against the rumoured 2018 iPad Pro or new-launched the Microsoft Surface Pro 6. The rear also has a minimalistic Google logo, which has started to appear on its newer products.

The keyboard will be detachable and connect via a pogo connector. Because Android highlights Google services, it's key to Google's business of selling ads through its search engine and other mobile apps.

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Made by Google Event Kicks Off at 11AM Eastern!