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New Google Speaker & Pixel 2 Revealed

Leading US retailer Walmart has accidentally leaked details of Google’s new mini smart speaker, they have also shown the Google Pixel 2 handset which was not due to be released till later this week.

The shopping giant accidentally put a preorder page for the US $49 ‘Google Home Mini’ revealing its fabric covered design.

The new speaker is being describes the speaker as a ‘powerful little helper’ that gives you answers to questions, controls your smart home, shares weather info, and even plays music.

Leaked images reveal the device, which will go up against Amazon’s $49 Echo Dot, weighs less than a pound and measures at 4.53 x 4.53 x 4.72 inches.

Also leaked is the Google’s Pixel 2 handset

Two versions of the handset will be launched, a Pixel and a Pixel XL, and the images reveal a new home screen Google has developed for Android phones.

Manufactured by HTC and LG, respectively, the handset is codenamed Walleye and Taimen, and according to a person familiar with Google’s release plans, they will be released on October 19 for Pixel 2 and November 15 for Pixel 2 XL, both preceded by preorder periods.

Droid Life recently also claimed to have images of the new handset, alongside a new mini wireless speaker, and images of an updated Daydream VR headset.
According to leaked Pixel 2 photos, it appears the upcoming device will, as previously predicted, have a curved screen and a glass back.
However, one thing is missing – Google is planning to follow Apple and dump the headphone jack for the new device.

Also shown in the leaked images is the presence of two LEDs in the flash and a glass panel on the back, which is smaller this time around.

While previous leaks have suggested the phone will also be equipped with a Laser autofocus feature, that can’t be seen here – although it may just be too difficult to spot.

The smaller Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White, and will be sold with 64GB and 128GB of storage and priced at US$649 and US$749, respectively, according to the site.
While the lack of headphone jack isn’t seen in the photo, the source told Gsmarena the device doesn’t include one.

The source also reported a better in-hand feel than the original Pixel phone, saying it is ‘sleek’ and ‘elegant.’

The original Google Pixel phone was launched in October 2016, and the Pixel 2 is set to launch this autumn, which would make it in direct competition with Apple’s iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

As the company prepares for the release, it’s dropping the price on the original Pixel phone.
The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will come in a ‘Black & White’ and ‘Just Black’ colours and be available with 64GB or 128GB storage, according to the latest leaks.

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