Google Pixelbook features leaked ahead of launch, Home Mini speaker listed online

Posted October 04, 2017

Google is all set to launch its new Pixel smartphones to take on the might of the iPhones.

Much to the dismay of many Pixel owners, neither the weather widget nor Google search button could be removed from the original Pixel.

For months on end leaks and rumors have hinted at what is coming. But the phone is expected to come in below the $999 price tag of the X. Here's where to watch the event, and additional details on each upcoming announcement and product.

Google has also been working on a set of wireless headphones code-named "Bisto" that it could unveil at the Pixel 2 event. This means, you will get the same dual-tone shell made of metal and glass, although the Glass portion on the rear cover is proportionately smaller than what we saw in last year's Pixel phones. The front camera is located on the left corner of the top bezel with a long earpiece which could also double as a stereo speaker. It shall let users control different smart home appliances (depending on the compatibility, of course).

As per the recent leak, the Pixel 2 XL will have a 6-inch P-OLED display offering 18:9 screen with 1,440 x 2,880px resolution.

A first look at the Google Home Mini and Max smart speakers

Google is planning to bundle the Qualcomm QCOM Snapdragon 835 in both the Pixel 2 models, putting its power on par with other popular Android handsets like Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. Also, what the hell are Google Clips?

Lens was announced back in May at Google I/O and with Google Assistant showing up everywhere as of late, tomorrow would be a good time to announce a release date. More information is available here. The leaked press renders of Pixel 2 duo have also surfaced earlier in this week. They will come in 64GB and 128GB of storage variants, and boot Android Oreo out of the box. At least according to rumors. Even though the Pixel 2 XL will be unveiled on Wednesday, its shipments are rumored to begin on November 15. That might hurt Google if Apple's bid for AR to be the next big thing takes off. Here's the livestream, which again, kicks off at 9 AM PT.

We are just a couple of days from the Google's biggest hardware product launch event as it all will be unveiled on Wednesday, October 4. Read on to find out.

The source also reported a better in-hand feel than the original Pixel phone, saying it is "sleek" and 'elegant'.

In the case of tablet mode, Google would like you to purchase a Pixelbook Pen stylus for $99, though you can probably use other stylus pens as well. Prices will start at $1,199 (around Rs. 78,315/-). These include a Google Home Mini, and a new Pixelbook. Once that is open, tapping on the "Chat with your Assistant" option will pull up the overview page that will show that the assistant is compatible with Chromebooks as well.