New Chromebook Pixel, Google Home Mini among expected at Google’s upcoming hardware event

Google will soon hold a hardware event, but we don’t know exactly when. Sources claim the date will be October 5, though it’s unconfirmed at this point in time. Wherever and whenever Google holds its announcements, new Pixel 2 smartphones will be unveiled. And now, the latest word is that Google will have some other goodies in its bag such as a new Chromebook Pixel and Google Home Mini speaker.

Last year, Google announced several products during an event on October 4 including Pixel smartphones, Daydream View, Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, and Google Wi-Fi. So, there have been quite a few rumblings in regards to what Google might announce at this year’s show other than Pixel 2. Recent rumors include Google Assistant headphones code-named ‘Bistro,’  a Google Home and Wi-Fi merger, and now, a long overdue Chromebook Pixel laptop as well as a Google Home Mini for your counter top.

Chromebook Pixel (2017) is expected to run ChromeOS and not the rumored ‘Andromeda‘ Android-ChromeOS hybrid software we heard about last year. The laptop could be priced at a premium for a Chromebook and be a serious competitor to Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple Macbook. Though unconfirmed, possible specs include a 12.3-inch screen, 32GB or 128GB of storage, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, stylus support, a less than 10mm thick body, and a “convertible” feature that could entail a tablet mode (touchscreen). Pricing could land as high as $799.

Google could also announce a mini version of its Google Home speaker to compete with the likes of Amazon Echo Dot. A product like this would make a lot of sense, especially if priced in affordable territory. Details are scarce at the moment. We’ll keep you posted when/if we learn more.

SOURCE [Android Police]

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