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Leaks for the new Google Pixel 2’s and the new Home Mini hits online

cjmagowan  —  1 year ago ( Sep 21, 2017 )    |    News

Google is anticipated to introduce a couple of Pixel 2 handsets next month but besides that, the search giant also has some other things to show off at the event.

First up are the Pixel 2 devices with with one being the regular Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. These devices will be available in either Black or White color options and a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of storage. The way the Pixel 2 would look like probably isn’t kept to be a secret after all as rumors and leaks already showed off what the Pixel 2 design is going to be. Though they might seem to look not far off from the original but the new handsets is expected to include a much narrower bezels and a lot of screen real estate this time around.

What really is a surprise for these handsets is how Google is setting their prices. Google handsets are seen as a prime alternative for too expensive Android devices not only that, it also provides a vanilla Android experience with constant updates straight from Google itself. Though the latter is still at the very heart of Google Pixel strategy but the former seems to get closer with other premium Android devices from top manufacturers with hefty price tags. For that, The prices for these devices are as follows: The regular Pixel 2 is set to start at $649 for the 64GB variant and $749 for the 128GB. As for the Pixel 2 XL, this will be to be available at $849 for the 64GB version and $949 for the 128GB variant.

Besides the Pixel 2’s, Google is also set to unveil an updated version DayDream VR headset and will be priced at $99, the original DayDream VR costs $79 apiece but that was a year ago. Though we still have to look forward to with what we’ll soon get with that $20 more on the price, perhaps a new materials for the headset which are said to be sweat resistant or as our sources have speculated, a new function has been added to both the headset and its wireless controller.

Now, that’s not the only devices that we’re expecting at the Google October event. Just recently, a leak showed a Google tiny speaker, looking like a smooth polished stone, the tiny speaker now has a name and it’s called a Google Home mini. The new tiny speaker is an Echo-Dot like speaker system and unlike the full-sized Google Home, this doesn’t have the high-quality speakers but is focussed on supporting the company’s Google Assistant. It’s got a price too and it’s only $49.