Google poised to unveil new Pixel phones, other services


The device would feature a 12.2MP single rear camera and a pair of 8MP front-facing cameras, allowing for extra-wide shots.

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. The Pixel 3 XL will bring what is perhaps the deepest notch yet, and some people are already finding it hard to digest.

It's possible we could see minor updates to the Google Wi-Fi mesh router system, which has remained unchanged since it was unveiled at the Made By Google hardware event in October 2016, as well as the Google Clips.

Rumours (and those three leaks) also suggest that the Google Pixel 3 will have a notch. As is far well known, the company will be launching the much awaited upgrades for its Pixel phones this time. The device has been leaked extensively with various live images and various hands-on videos.

Another rumour suggests that the Pixel 3 XL will be equipped with USB-C earbuds.

Evan Blass tweeted a press image collection of both phones, from front, side and rear and in all the expected colours.

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Engadget's Richard Lai found the Pixel 3 XL on sale in Hong Kong and chose to shoot a detailed hands-on video showing it off. What about you? Let us know in the comments.

Keyboards: In addition to the Brydge keyboard option we saw with Bluetooth connectivity, it now looks like there will also be a keyboard cover option that connects via the pogo pins. After letting third parties handle the hardware for a number of years, Google is finally taking over their smart-display software and calling it Google Home Hub.

We don't know about the price just yet but it's expected to be somewhere around, or likely upwards of AUD $1079.

According to Android Police's David Ruddock, the Pixel Slate Tablet looks like a new high-end tablet with a detachable keyboard could be introduced at the event.

Analysts are also expecting Google to add higher resolution and more cameras to the Pixel, whose first two generations attracted rave reviews for its high-quality pictures.