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

Google set to launch Pixel Slate tablet this month as new images leak

Google set to launch Pixel Slate tablet this month as new images leak

According to the listing, a regular Pixel 3 with 64GB of storage could cost as much as 1,099.99 Canadian dollars (£649.45/$846.22).

Another upgrade compared to the predecessor on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is going to be the presence of wireless charging capability. The day Google is set to ignore the fact that we know damn near everything about the Pixel 3 (and related devices) already, thanks to the incredible number of major leaks that have occurred over the past few months.

Last year's Pixel 2 arrived with bugs that prompted user complaints about unwanted noises during calls, a crashing camera app and an unexpected screen tint. The various functionalities will be managed through the voice commands of Google Assistant, but we also expect a deep integration with the Android Things ecosystem. Although, there's a high chance Google will focus more on Android 9 Pie-specific features. In terms of specifications, Google Pixel 2 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 12.3-megapixel camera.

Google is also expected to announce an updated Chromecast with better connectivity features. The rear of the devices could have a single 12MP unit. It appears that Google hasn't yet mastered the art of a small notch since the one on the Pixel 3 XL is fairly big.

Reportedly codenamed "Nocturne", the Google Pixel Slate will rival Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup of convertible laptops.

The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, will come with a 19:9 aspect ratio display, and the thick top and bottom chin will still exist, at least based on the leaks. The front cameras have a resolution of 8 MP each. Taking on Amazon Echo Show and Spot, Google's new smart speaker will also have a display. CPU-Z also reported a battery voltage of 3732mAh, though rumors have pointed to a 3430mAh battery. The detachable keyboard features a large-sized track pad and round-shaped keys. Moreover, it can easily fold, which transforms the tablet into a laptop. The demo video showed a swipe from left to right inserting the suggested text in Gmail, but you don't have to accept Google's suggestions.

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