Google sent out invites for a Made by Google event on Oct. 9, which is probably when the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will officially be unveiled after months of leaks.
The same event last year, which was headlined by the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, also featured the Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini and Max smart speakers, Pixel Buds, and Google Clips. What else will be at this year's Made by Google event, aside from the new Pixel smartphones?
Made By Google Event Set For Oct. 9
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are no longer a secret, but Google has actually not yet officially confirmed the smartphones. Invitations for a Made by Google event on Oct. 9, however, will likely change things.
The invitation itself does not say much, aside from the date and time of Oct. 9, 11 a.m., and the location of New York. The telltale sign that the event will focus on the Pixel 3 smartphones is the prominent usage of the numeral "3" to make a heart in "I <3 NY."
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be the third generation of the Google-branded Pixel smartphones that were first released in 2016. The Made by Google event, however, will be too short if it will only unveil the new Pixel smartphones.
What To Expect In Pixel 3 Event
On Oct. 9, Google will likely unveil several other products beyond its new Pixel smartphones, similar to how last year's Pixel 2 unveiling was joined by other devices.
Google hardware that may appear at the upcoming event include a Chrome OS tablet, a Google Home version with a screen that will rival the Amazon Echo Show, and new Android Wear watches, but apparently not the Google Pixel Watch.
As for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google may no longer have any surprises left, considering the avalanche of leaks on the smartphones. The Pixel 3 XL, in particular, may have already been spoiled in its entirety, in between the leaked photos, unboxing video, and a prototype being left behind in a Lyft ride.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to receive design upgrades, particularly an unusually large notch on the Pixel 3 XL display. Both smartphones will also have a glass back to enable a wireless charging feature, with dual front-facing cameras and a single rear-facing camera. The price tags of the smartphones, however, remain unknown, with what is perhaps the only important detail left for Google to announce on Oct. 9.