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We fully expect today's Google event to start with a chorus of Radiohead's No Surprises. That could be Google being embarassed about all the leaks, but it could also be Google's way of hinting that there's something exciting coming tomorrow that we don't know about.

He didn't really review the phone in the video, but he did give enough details to give us an idea of what the Pixel 3 XL will be like ahead of the reveal on Tuesday.

The new phones are expected to be very similar to the Pixel 2 in terms of look but will have a slightly new colour style. It is called a complete Handset Retail Box in my way.

Other products expected to appear at the event include a Pixel Slate tablet with a detachable keyboard, new Google Home models, a second-generation Pixelbook laptop, and a wireless charging stand for Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Previous leaks have revealed that the Pixel 3 will have a 5.5-inch FHD+ display while the Pixel 3 XL will come with a 6.2-inch QHD+ display. To walk toe-to-toe with other major flagships of 2018 (excluding the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note9), the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will feature notched displays. Plus, if you activate your Pixel 3 before December 31, you'll get an extended six-month trial of YouTube Music Premium!

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The company also introduced a new convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook - the Pixel Slate and the Home Hub - its own smart display that is equipped with Google Assistant.

The front of the two phones will be drastically different from the Pixel 2, though.

Another upgrade compared to the predecessor on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is going to be the presence of wireless charging capability.

Google doesn't disclose its phone shipments, unlike Apple, which has sold about 388 million iPhones since the first Pixel came out in October 2016. The device is colored in dark blue, and it is adorned with a subtle Google "G" logo on the rear side. On the contrary, the company could employ a dual camera at the front wherein the primary snapper is expected to be a 8.1MP shooter and the secondary camera might be a wide-angle lens. The phones will also ship with Android 9 Pie.

The Google Home Hub is Google's take on a central smart home control powered by your voice and incorporating a screen, much like Amazon's Echo Show.

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