Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9

Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9

The device is set to launch officially on 9th October at a NYC event.

Nowadays, every phone leaks (often extensively) ahead of its official reveal, but it's not often that we see full reviews of new phones posted online days before they've even been announced.

But, we're here to talk about the Pixel Slate.

The leaked images have revealed that the device will pack Google Chrome OS.

For starters, the Pixel 3 XL's packaging has made its way to the web. We're so confident in fact, that we be tempted to put our house - or moderately-sized bedsit in Peckham - on it. Here's what we are likely to see from this new Chrome OS tablet tomorrow.

The Pixel Slate accessory has four pogo pins to transfer data to the tablet. Despite a lack of a reference point, however, we can make an educated guess based on the competition. In this case, the Google keyboard looks to magnetically connect to the rear of the tablet while it's being stored, but then can be folded up in an origami fashion to prop up the tablet while in use.

It's a similar form factor as Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets, which can be attached to a keyboard. It is specified as the operating system, which is available in the Geekbench for Chromebooks.

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Without a doubt, the Pixel 2's weakest aspect is its design. It also compares the camera of Pixel 3 XL and iPhone XS Max.

Apart from that, Pixel Slate will most probably be just a Wi-Fi enabled tablet and not a GSM/CDMA data enabled tablet. The tech company has previously collaborated with names such as Asus and Samsung to produce the Nexus range of devices. Google is reportedly planning to upgrade the display of the device with a new 4K option, so if you ever wanted a Chromebook with a 4K display, you won't have to wait too long. This version of the OS is tailor-made for touch-only devices and includes a few subtle differences.

We don't have confirms specifications at this time but according to Android Police, we could be looking at a 2400×1600 resolution display and an Intel Kaby Lake processor under the hood.

As for the cameras, Lai noted that the model he got his hands on has a 12.2-megapixel main camera, as well as two 8-megapixel front cameras capable of taking extra-wide shots. That also will keep the price very low; it's rumored to be as little as $149.

The Chromecast could also be getting an update since it's been several years since the last one.

A wireless charger also seems to be in the pipeline to support the phone's new feature.

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