Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel Slate to new Chromecast: Here’s what to expect from the Google event tonight

We are mere hours away from the unveiling of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, yet the leaks just won't stop.

The actual specifications, possible variant details and prices for the Slate could be announced at the Made by Google event, which takes place on October 9 at Spring Studios in New York City. It is also speculated that Google will also launch Pixel State tablet, Google Home Hub and next generation Pixelbook 2, new Chromecast device and Pixel wireless charger and much more. Moreover, Google is also expected to add wireless charging to the Pixel devices for the first time. Google will livestream the event through its YouTube channel. Previous leaks have revealed that the Pixel Slate will support dual boot with Chrome OS and Windows 10.

As most Android phone makers are moving to the trend of in-display fingerprint sensor, Google decides to stick to the rear mounted circular fingerprint sensor for the Pixel phones this year. A commercial also recently revealed a "groupie selfies" feature.

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Expect plenty of updates on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with faster processors, improved battery and better camera all likely. With the launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and introducing a camera which puts other smartphones behind, Google set the bar for its Pixel series of smartphones.

We will have full coverage of Google's event today. A new smart speaker could also be unveiled at the Pixel 3 event. As far as the design is concerned, the Pixel 3 XL looks nearly similar to its predecessor - Pixel 2XL - from the back, but the front design of the phone has been revamped.

Like last year's Pixel, the Pixel 3 won't have a headphone jack and Google is rumored to be bundling a pair of USB-C Pixel Buds in the box this year. Google Home Mini isn't due for a refresh, nor is Max. Because Android highlights Google services, it's key to Google's business of selling ads through its search engine and other mobile apps. Google Pixel 2 XL Prices Slashed Ahead of New Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Global Launch. What about you? Let us know in the comments.

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