Google Pixel Slate leaks in great detail before October 9 event

CategoriesMobilesReadNews The Pixel Slate is Google’s new tablet offering
By Robin Leigh Chetty

Leaked images of Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 XL will be available at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant and up to Rs 92,000 for the 128GB model.

Google unveiled its new flagship phone at an event on Tuesday. In the United States, for example, the Pixel 3 starts at $799, $150 up from the Pixel 2's $649 launch price.

The Google Home smart speakers have had more success than Pixel, with shipments competitive with those of Amazon's Echo devices.

Speaking of colours, a separate leak, posted on GSM Arena, claims that Google will continue its slightly wacky naming convention.

Pricing for the Pixel 3 starts at $799 (£608), with the Pixel 3 XL starting at $899.

Both the phones will come with the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 9 Pie. The premium Android smartphones reportedly have water and dust resistance certification (IP68). The new Pixel 3 line-up is offered in three attractive colour variants - Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink. The Pixel 3 phones are also stated to have the best smartphone camera, and they have new software features such as Night Sight and Super Res Zoom. I can go on and on about the Pixel 3 XL camera.

It has an iPhone X-esque notch and a supposed OLED display that spans 6.2 inches, with a screen resolution of 1,440x2,960 pixels. While the Pixel 3 XL is so far rumoured to come with a display notch, the Pixel 3 could come with a traditional design that won't include a notch. So with Google planning to announce the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL tomorrow in NYC, the ...

Reportedly codenamed "Nocturne", the Google Pixel Slate will rival Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup of convertible laptops. It features all the same music-playing and smart home connectivity of the regular Google Home, including the ability to set routines that can be triggered with a keyword or phrase, but also adds full support for video on YouTube. The Pixel 3 comes with a second front facing camera that captures "184 per cent more of the scene than iPhone Xs". Well, the Pixelbook 2 is also possible as a companion device.

One of the highlights of the Google Pixel Slate is the detachable keyboard accessory which features circular keys and a touchpad.

The connection to the keyboard is via a small 4-pin connector, and a touchpad is not missing to control the cursor. Without the keyboard cover, Pixel Slate will feel great in your hands thanks to its evenly balanced center of gravity, rounded edges and curved 2.5D glass. Moreover, it can easily fold, which transforms the tablet into a laptop.

Google can identify your pets in pictures, create augmented reality with a single rear camera, and isolate individual voices in a crowd. A new gesture on the Pixel 3 series is to put the device face down to automatically silence all notifications. Today's event is the company's annual hardware launch event. We were provided no information as to whether the software running on the unit was finalized. We've also we've seen some pretty solid leaks that point to Nocturne being called the Google Pixel Slate.

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