Google Pixel Slate With Detachable Keyboard Leaked Ahead of Pixel Launch Event

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Google Pixel Slate With Detachable Keyboard Leaked Ahead of Pixel Launch Event

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Evan Blass

Google Pixel Slate will reportedly come with a detachable blue coloured keyboard

Highlights

  • This will be Google’s first Chrome OS tablet
  • The keyboard has been leaked previously
  • Launch is scheduled for October 9 in New York

Google Pixel Slate has been spotted in yet another leaked render just ahead of the Google October 9 hardware event to be held in New York, USA. This will be the tech giant’s first Chrome OS-based tablet, as per previous reports. The renders have up till now showed off the presence of stereo speakers, a USB Type-C port, and no 3.5mm headphone jack. We have also seen a detachable keyboard, and this new leak gives us a closer look at the full setup just hours before the Google Pixel event scheduled for 11am EDT (8:30pm IST) on October 9.

Reputed tipster Evan Blass, who goes by the moniker @evleaks on Twitter, has posted a leaked press render of the upcoming Google Pixel Slate with a keyboard attached to the device. The display in this leaked image shows a UI similar to the one seen on previously leaked renders.

The earlier leak also showed off a Blue-coloured Pixel Pen, a display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, single rear and selfie cameras, a USB Type-C port on one side, and stereo speakers on both sides of the tablet. A blue-coloured detachable keyboard was also shown off in the leak, with circular keys.

The Google Pixel Slate, codenamed Google Nocturne, was recently spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench with an 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8500Y processor, coupled with 16GB of RAM. While this was the top-end variant, three other variants were also spotted - one with an Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, one with an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, and then one with an Intel Core i5-8200Y processor. All of these three models come with 8GB of RAM.

Interestingly enough, a report from earlier this month had claimed that the Google Pixel Slate tablet would be able to dual-boot Windows 10 for users who prefer to use Microsoft’s operating system on the Google tablet. It is expected to pass Windows Hardware Certification Kit soon.

At its Made by Google event on Tuesday, Google is expected to unveil its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL range of smartphones, a wireless charging dock called Pixel Stand, the Google Home Hub, and the Pixel Slate in terms of hardware. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for extensive coverage around the Google launch event.


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