MANILA, Philippines – Google is expected to show off a new batch of smartphones as well as a new virtual reality headset on Tuesday, October 4, at its hardware event in San Francisco.
A report from 9to5 Google indicates Google will really be coming out with its own phone brand, nixing the Nexus line – which is built by other phone makers – for a Google Pixel lineup of smartphones.
Some renders of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones have also been made available through a leak from UK store Carphone Warehouse. Formal product specifications are likely to be announced during the event itself.
Meanwhile, a report from Variety said Google’s own Daydream virtual reality (VR) headset will also be shown off at the October 4 event.
Variety said the Daydream is meant to be used alongside the new Pixel phones, and could be sold at a remarkable $79 price range, according to their sources.
A Google spokesperson, however, declined to comment on the matter.
What are you hoping to see out of the October 4 event? Let us know in the comments. – Rappler.com