Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
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The unannounced Pixel 3 XL is already for sale in one store

The unannounced Pixel 3 XL is already for sale in one store

The smart speaker with touchscreen is highly anticipated, especially since the new generation Amazon Echo Show will be on sale from October 11 - a mere two days after the Made By Google event this week. The phones will come in black or white and the white version could have a green power button, giving it a new look.

The Google Pixel 3 XL will come with a slightly bigger 6.3-inch display with 1080p resolution. On the back, both the Pixel phones will get a single 12P sensor. That's because Qualcomm's top-of-the-line processor, the Snapdragon 845 will be replaced by its predecessor in a matter of less than three months.

For storage, both models will come in 64GB and 128GB variants without support for expandable storage. It is no longer been listed on the website of the Google Store and the update to Android 9 Pie has also been denied for the tablet.

Google's smartphones are targeted at the premium end of the market and have proved pretty popular among Australian consumers despite their high price tag.

We'll be hearing more about the Google Pixel Slate tonight, and our fingers are crossed that Google will finally bring one of their flagship Chrome OS devices to Australia.

While we know mostly everything about the main Pixel 3 phones, perhaps the surprise new announcement could be the Pixel Mini. The tech giant has confirmed to the worldwide media that we wouldn't be seeing any new smartphone watch on the sets tomorrow.

Not much detail here, but there have been scattered reports indicating that Google next week will introduce a new wireless charger dubbed the Pixel Stand. The top part of the keyboard acts as a cover for the back of the Pixel Slate. Similar to any other smart home speaker device, the Google Home Hub will be able to take voice-based commands and respond to it.

Aspects revealed by the new images (see below) include the detachable keyboard, which features circular keys and a touchpad, and also a nifty-looking stylus. Google could refresh the design, make it smaller compared to the first iteration and improve the sound quality as well.

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