Google Pixel Slate Images Leaked Before Launch

Detachable Google Pixel Slate Chromebook leaks ahead of launch
Detachable Google Pixel Slate Chromebook leaks ahead of launch

Google Pixel Slate

Only 3 days left for MadeByGoogle event. While it’s impossible to keep everything under wraps, we’ve seen a comically large number of leaks of this year. But one product that hasn’t leaked as thoroughly as the others is the upcoming detachable Pixelbook code-named ‘Nocturne‘.Which will apparently be marketed as the “Google Pixel Slate” and will serve as the 2018 refresh to the Google Pixelbook.

We already know quite a few things about this upcoming device thanks to Chromium source code. But we finally have what appear to be marketing renders of the Pixel Slate detachable tablet thanks to MySmartPrice.

The Google Pixel Slate, design-wise, like a child between the Google Pixel C and the Google Pixelbook. You can call this an updated Pixel C. The Pixel Slate supposedly has a big touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. A rear camera in the top corner. Slim metal build. Changes are made. Like the Pixel Slate will be running an updated, tablet-optimized Chrome OS build. Which should provide a better desktop experience compared to the Google Pixel C’s Android Marshmallow/Android Nougat/Android Oreo build. Furthermore, the Pixel Slate tablet still has support for all of your favorite Android apps, so you’re not missing out on anything. It’ll also have dual, front-facing stereo speakers, a USB Type-C port, and possibly a fingerprint scanner on top.

Same as the Google Pixel C, this Pixel Slate will also have a detacable keyboard accessory. Which will allow you to dock your tablet and use it just like you would use a laptop. We will also be getting a capacitive stylus, although we have no clue on how feature-rich will it be.

We still have no definitive information on the device’s hardware specifications outside of a few benchmark listings, but we suspect it’ll have specifications at least on par with last year’s offering. That means it should handle Linux apps in Chrome OS with ease. And while we don’t have pricing or availability data, there’s little doubt in our minds that it’ll be a premium offering.

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