The Pixel Slate is Google’s first Chrome OS tablet and costs $599

Then, in the morning, you'll get your personalized briefing from the Google Assistant just as you would on a Google Home device. The Pixel 3 64GB variant was listed at CAD 999 (roughly Rs. 56,900) and CAD 1,129 (roughly Rs. 64,300) for the 128GB model. The displays will exhibit some sort of burn-in and image retention over time like any other OLED screen, but Google's confident its phones won't perform worse than the industry averages in either respect.

Highlight of the event will be Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

Today is the day that Google takes the wraps off a number of new hardware products. Google's next-generation Android-powered smartphones provide fast performance and a colorful display.

The Pixel Slate seems to be a competitor to both the iPad and the Microsoft Surface, both of which make good use of detachable keyboards. It's also able to act as a Chromecast Audio, letting you play music in sync with other Chromecasts or Google Home speakers. Google hasn't yet discussed prices for its Pixel phones. No amount of tuning can fix a panel that isn't capable of producing the results you want.

While we might think we've seen everything there is to see regarding the Pixel 3 devices, Google could still surprise us on Tuesday. Google claims that Pixel Slate can last up to 12 hours of battery life with typical mixed usage. On the back of both new handsets, you'll find the same single-lens rear camera, circular fingerprint reader, and two-tone case. It also features dual front-firing speakers, as well as a wide-angle front camera for cramming the whole family into your video chats.

Whatever the caller says in response will appear as a voice-to-text translation on the phone screen. The device comes in four colors including white, dark gray, a light teal and a salmon-ish hue. And when your Pixel 3 is idle, its screen displays a slideshow of your best images from Google Photos. The expected updates for the Pixel smartphone line-up are expected to be announced in a short while, at the event in NY. That's about double what the Pixel 3 XL will cost if a recent leak is correct. And while most Google fans are fixated on the also-about-to-be-announced Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Android phones, the Pixel Slate is a much bigger deal. There's Android 9 Pie, of course, but the Pixel 3 debuts features like automatically transcribing spam calls without you having to listen in. We know an bad lot about the new models, particularly what they look like and the cameras.

The Pixel Slate will be available later this year for $599, with the Pixel keyboard coming in at $199, and the Pixelbook Pen at $99.

  • Arturo Norris