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Google's upcoming Pixel 3 series of smartphones might be one of the most-leaked devices in recent history. The Pixel and Pixel XL marked Google's first steps into the hardware market where it will compete with Samsung, Sony, and Apple.

The two devices are super expected, but in reality, nearly everything is already known about them since even the XL model is already on sale in China (even if it costs nearly 2000 euros). Also shown is the Slate's stylus and detachable keyboard, the latter connecting with a pogo connector.

Despite the fact that Verizon continues to be Google's only wireless carrier partner for its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, plenty of Android fans will buy them unlocked directly from Google.

We'll know (officially) tomorrow!

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The Made by Google 2018 event kicks off at 11am EDT, which is 4pm BST.

The next phone from the company is Pixel 3 XL. So we'll have to wait until later for confirmation, although the box still says 1080p. So, all we can do is speculate based on what might be inside.

The new mobile devices all feature a security system called Titan, which Google said secures the lock screen and strengthens disk encryption.

A store in Hong Kong has supposedly already gotten its hands on the device and is selling it for around £1,554 ($2,030) - a considerable price hike on the previous two models.

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In that, it's similar to Microsoft's Surface Pro 6, which launched last week.

The reporters at Engadget state that the Pixel 3 XL is a solid and well-built device.

Though the launch has yet to take place, this unreleased device came fully-boxed and seems legitimate, particularly considering its steep price tag of HK$15,880 (about $2030 USD). We also know that Pixel phones always get the latest Android updates as soon as their released, while phones from other vendors typically take months to be updated.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will differ in screen size and resolution, battery capacity, weight, and dimensions. The former detail has been backed up by some leaked images. With Google's focus on digtal well-being comes Family Link which allows to set diital ground rules for the Pixel Slate.

So with that in mind, here's what we *think* we're going to see.

In addition to the tablet, we're getting a first look at one of its accessories too.

Talking about the cameras which undoubtedly become the highlight of Google's Pixel lineup, the rear camera setup remains largely the same as the Pixel 2.

For availability, the Pixel Slate will be launching in select regions later this year, but no precise date has been mention at this stage. At the very least, October 9 isn't all that far away.