Google Pixel Slate: What to expect for this Chrome OS tablet

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The latest Pixel phones are likely to attract the most attention, even though the first two generations have so far barely made a dent in the market.

Several have noted that this could mean Google will enable connectivity with wireless headphones, or a controller, akin to a Roku remote - a feature that has reportedly been requested by users for a while now. It goes against the industry trend and is a bit of a boast about how powerful that one lens is supposed to be thanks to an updated Visual Core chip. It's the world's first tablet to run on the Chrome operating system.

There are also unconfirmed rumours they might also come in a light pink and aqua colour option.

Previous leaks have revealed that the Pixel 3 will have a 5.5-inch FHD+ display while the Pixel 3 XL will come with a 6.2-inch QHD+ display.

Google's Pixel 3 event begins at 11:00 AM ET on October 9th, so we'll soon see if they have any announcements left to surprise us.

Furthermore, the images published by MySmartPrice show the Pixel Slate with an aspect ratio of 3:2, two stereo speakers facing forward, a USB-C port and both a front and rear camera.

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The firm released the first pair of Pixel Buds to go along with the Pixel 2 past year, and now it's widely believed that it will release a refreshed pair to go with the new lineup of Pixel phones.

In benchmark tests, it scored 217356 - a very decent score. The rear camera is expected to record 4K 30fps. The Pixel Slate, which was known under the codename "Nocturne", has been subject of numerous leaks - just like many other soon to be released Google devices.

Among the major developments, the document suggests that it could include Bluetooth connectivity. The device has been leaked extensively with various live images and various hands-on videos.

The next-generation Chromecast isn't much of a upgrade except for Bluetooth support and better support for 5GHz Wi-Fi, but it could be bundled with the Home Mini smart speaker as a "Smart TV Kit", according to some sources. The rumour stems from an alleged leak, in which photos appear to reveal the handset and accompanying earbuds.

Per Engadget, which borrowed the Pixel 3 XL from the site that reviewed it a few days ago, a Hong Kong mobile shop is selling the handset for HK$15,880, which is around $2,030. There's precedent that adds credence to this theory; empty packaging was shipped with some Pixel 2 units past year, indicating that a similar scheme was planned for 2017 which failed to come to fruition.