However, geeks were expecting Google to have a different surprise for 9th October with a radically different device.

According to Lai, the device seems to be the real deal, with features matching leaked information on the phone, including a rear fingerprint reader and a large upper notch.

Chinese tech media (including Engadget Chinese's Richard Lai) have been circling around WahPhone Digital in the Hong Kong neighborhood of Sham Shui Po to have their hands on a fully-boxed Google Pixel 3 XL, just days before its October 9th announcement in NY.

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Several images of the Google Pixel Slate have leaked. Now the new introductions will be the one advancing this series. In terms of dimensions, the phone measures 157.9x76.7x7.9mm and weighs 184 grams. Under the hood, both the smartphones are likely to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC clubbed with a 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal memory. Blue is probably "blue"; it is the codename Pixel 3. With just a day left for the launch, a Hong Kong-based website is out with the full review of the pre-production units of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

We are a week away from Google's October event and thanks to some unofficial leaks over the past couple of months, we have seen quite a bit of what might be announced. While the tablet's screen size hasn't leaked yet, it wouldn't be hard to imagine that this will come in around nine to 12 inches. This time, we're getting a chance to see the Google Pixel Slate. The "Google nocturne" model offered specifications such as an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, 16 GB RAM, and a display resolution of 3000x2000. There's also the question of whether or not the keyboard and stylus will come with the tablet, or if it'll be separate and cost extra ala Apple style. The screenshot includes some of the Chrome OS tweaks we've seen in development recently, like the centered app shelf.