Now it’s official: Google will unveil the Pixel 6 series on October 19th. This morning, official press photos of the highly anticipated smartphone were shared by popular tipster Evan Blass, showing the new Pixel booth and accessories that Google will be announcing along with the Pixel 6 Series. Now, a sketchy rumor claims that Google will also announce its first foldable smartphone, the Pixel Fold, and its very first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, at the Pixel 6 Launch Event.
The leak, shared by Leakster AI on Twitter, claims that Google will be announcing Pixel Watch, Pixel Fold and new Nest speakers at the October 19th event. The leaker also claims that Google could announce Pixel Tablet in addition to these products – but we suspect it is going too far.
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While we strongly doubt that Google will announce its new Fold and Watch at the event, especially during the chip shortage and pandemic when there is very little press at the event, there are occasional leaks in both the fold and the Watch showed up.
Earlier this year, popular Jon Prosser leaked the Pixel Watch. Although he didn’t have a good track record with smartwatch leaks (psst, Apple Watch Series 7) this year, Prosser showed off a round smartwatch from Google with the new Wear OS. So far, however, there has been no continuation of the rumor. But what we heard is the Google Pixel Fold.
Display analyst Ross Young first hinted at the possibility of a Pixel Fold this year when he mentioned the name next to Pixel 6 in a tweet. He claimed that the foldable Pixel comes with a 7.57-inch, 120Hz folding display from Samsung. Last month, gave Android 12.1 a try, which showed that Google is working on refining Android for foldable devices. All of these rumors build on it and suggest that we may see a foldable device from Google this year. But will Google launch these products on October 19th? Only time can tell.
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