[Update: Final renders, details] Everything Google’s debuting at its 2018 ‘Made by Google’ event: Pixel 3, Home Hub, and more

Google’s annual fall hardware event is right around the corner, and that means this year’s rumor season is coming to a close. But thanks to countless leaks, reports, tweets, and information from our own sources over the last several months, we have a really good idea at this point what the Made by Google event 2018 has in store. We can confidently say you should expect to see the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, a Google Pixel Slate tablet, a Google Home Hub Smart Display, and more.

Update 10/8: Given that tomorrow is the October 9th event in New York City, this story has been updated with all the latest leaks and details about Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google Home Hub, Google Pixel Slate, and more.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The first and most obvious new product launching at the Made by Google event 2018 is the much-leaked Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. As is the case every year, the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL will pack lots of upgrades over last year’s models. Many other things are also likely to be familiar, because it is an annual flagship smartphone, after all.

Just like last year, Google is launching two new phones that have identical internal specs and slightly different external appearances. The larger of the two phones, the Google Pixel 3 XL, will most visibly have much bigger overall size, a large bottom chin, and a display cutout, while the smaller Google Pixel 3 is sticking with a more traditional look — not dissimilar from that of the Pixel 2 XL.

Many of the things that you know and love about the Google Pixel are back again this year. Google’s signature “glass window” is located around back (this time a more artificial cut out to allow for an all-glass back and wireless charging), both phones mark the return of squeezable sides, there’s the Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor on the back, and once again, you should expect some of the best cameras in the smartphone space.

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In fact, the camera — specifically the front-facing one — is one of the most obvious changes this year. The Google Pixel 3 XL has a large notch to hold not one but two front-facing sensors, one of which is a wide-angle lens as we reported. The back will house the standard single shooter we’ve seen for the last two years, but keep in mind that most of the camera prowess on the Pixel is due to computational photography. That’s likely only going to be better this year.

On the specs front, you should expect pretty much business-as-usual for a 2018 Android flagship. Both phones will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, an Adreno 630 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, decent-sized batteries, good — albeit very different — displays, the usual WiFi, NFC, GPS, eSIM, and other interfaces, and more. The biggest selling point for the Pixel phones has long been their software, and that’s not changing here. You’ll get Android 9 Pie and Google’s infusion of AI features everywhere.

The phones are going to go up for pre-order immediately following the 10/9 event, and amazingly, despite how much they’ve leaked, we still don’t know much about pricing for either phones. We have some hints from Canadian carriers and sellers, but it’s generally a fool’s errand to try and convert those to their USD counterparts.  I’d expect them to be about on par with last year, though: $649 for the smaller and $849 for the larger.

Largely thanks to devices being sold on the black market in Ukraine and around the world, this is perhaps one of the most leaked devices in history. You can check out our full roundup on every single leak we’ve seen so far right here. There have been more than a dozen examples of both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaking in the flesh, and we’ve seen official-looking renders from multiple reliable sources as well.

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Google Home Hub

Google launched the Smart Display category of Assistant-powered devices back at CES 2018, and now the company is gearing up to finally announce its own. The device, called the Google Home Hub, has actually leaked in its entirety in the weeks running up to the October Google event. Essentially, it’s a tablet-esque 7-inch display mounted on a speaker base with a design similar to other Google Home products you already know.

It’s going to be available in both black and white, as you can see in official press renders that leaked: