Google’s October 4th event is now a confirmed thing as the search engine giant has already begun sending out invitations for the San Francisco event.
Even though Google does not go into specifics of the event, there is no doubt that the much-awaited Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones will be unveiled on this date. These two phones have been in the rumor mills for months now, with almost everything about them now known to the public. Now that the supposed launch date is finally confirmed, many will be looking forward to seeing what indeed these handsets will be like, including their prices.
The invites come in after a teaser video as well as a website went live with respect to this October 4th event. Apparently, the website allows visitors to provide their emails so that they be notified when the event goes live. But Google has now confirmed that this event will indeed take place on the said date, starting 8AM PST, however, the presentation will begin an hour later. As for the exact location, the event will take place at 891 Beach Street.
This is about everything that comes out of the invitations sent out by Google, but as for the leaks about the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, there is a lot. For starters, the two phones will be differentiated by size, just like last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Where the smaller Google Pixel will pack a Full HD display panel, the larger Pixel XL will come with a QHD resolution. The specs on the inside will be the same, with the likes of Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage expected. Of course, there is no microSD card extension, but there is talk of a 128GB storage variant in the works for at least one of the handsets.
With Android Nougat already out and rolling to the likes of Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6; expect the same OS to come preinstalled on the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones. However, Google is working on pushing out Android 7.1 Nougat together with these two handsets.
During the event, the tech giant is also expected to unveil a series of other products, among them the first Daydream VR headset and a new Chromecast that packs 4K support. As for the prices, the details will be out once Google confirms the products.