While pretty much everything about the Pixel 3 XL is out in the open, we don’t actually know when it (or its smaller variant) will be announced. Many assumed that for the third year in a row we’d be seeing an October 4th launch, but a report from Bloomberg actually suggests that to be incorrect. According to the report, Google intends to launch the new Google Pixel devices at a media event in New York City on October 9th. Previously, the Pixel devices were launched in San Francisco.
Given that it’s Bloomberg, there’s no real reason to doubt the report. That’s not all we expect to see announced at the time, either. According to WinFuture, we could well be seeing the introduction of not one, not two, but three new Google Pixel smartwatches. Interestingly, they’re set to launch only a short while after the next Snapdragon Wear OS chip is set to release as well. Alongside those as well, notable leaker Evleaks has said that we may also see the introduction of a Pixelbook 2018 edition. While we don’t know a lot about the Pixelbook launching this year, we can make some guesses as to what its specifications may be.
With the cat out of the bag in terms of everything related to the Google Pixel 3 XL, it’s not as if the company can really give us any more surprises. Obviously, the smaller Pixel 3 hasn’t been leaked anywhere yet, but it’s expected like always to be the same specs – just smaller. The change of location from San Francisco to New York is sort of interesting, along with the change of launch date from previous years. We’ll be keeping an eye out to see if any other information regarding the new Pixels comes up, and we’ll be sure to let you know.
Update 1: Google has confirmed an October 9th announcement
The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL will be announced on October 9th at 11:00AM EST in Spring Studios, New York.
Update 2: Event in Paris, France too
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