Droid Life has spilled the beans and revealed designs and pricing of Google's upcoming Pixel products, scheduled for unveiling at a launch event on October 4. Image: Droid Life.

On Tuesday, Droid Life published a series of posts detailing all the products that will be unveiled by Google during its launch event scheduled for October 4. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the headliners, while a new Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and Daydream View headset will also be featured.

The leaks come from internal sources speaking to the web portal, who had previously reported on these rumors nearly a month ago. Speculation was true, as it turns out, and even most of what was said on the rumor mill missed the new Daydream View HMD.

Although Google’s secrets are poorly kept, the tech giant still has a chance to surprise fans when it reveals the technical specs of all these devices. Most of what we learned from Droid Life was purely aesthetic, so there is ground to cover on October 4. Here is what we know.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – $649 and $849

HTC took up the task to manufacture the Pixel 2 this time, and it will bring it to stores and online shelves in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White color schemes. Base storage will be 64 GB for $649 and a more capable model with 128 GB will be available for $749.

LG, on the other hand, delivers the Pixel 2 XL in Black and White (with orange/Coral accents) and Just Black designs. The larger version of the flagship will come in the same storage options, starting at $849 and jumping to $949 for the 128 GB model.

Aside from that, we expect the Pixel lineup to drop the headphone jack (for whatever reason), follow the bezel-less screen trend on the front, and pack better quality displays. There is still some debate over whether the phones will come with a Snapdragon 845 processor or a new 836 SoC as some rumors suggest.

Google Home Mini – $49

Back to the realm of smart assistants, Google’s latest piece on the table will be a Google Home Mini with a price tag of just $49. This Echo Dot-like device will come in three colors: Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral. The four light dots that form a diamond on top of the standard Google Home will be lined up on the Mini version.

We don’t know much about the technical specs of the miniature hub, but what Droid Life does report is that people won’t be able to swap bases to their liking anymore, making these new units not as customizable. All smart functions performed by Google Assistant should remain the same on the new puck.

New Google Daydream View – $99

As with all the other revelations from Tuesday, the new Google Daydream View has been confirmed just by the official leaked photos. No hardware details are available at the moment, but the increased starting price suggests there are some improvements inside.

The new headset by Google for its VR platform looks almost the same as the first version, except this time it seems to be made from a different, more durable material. It also comes in three familiar colors for this launch event: Charcoal, Fog, and Coral.

Google Pixelbook – $1,199

Finally, the last headliner of the October 4 event will apparently be the new Google Pixelbook. The hybrid laptop will mark the transition from Chromebook to Pixelbook devices, it seems, as the tech giant fully embraces the Pixel brand on its portable computer lineup too.

Starting at $1,199, the new Pixelbook will come only in Silver as far as we know, and for that price, you will get 128 GB of storage, presumably SSD. For $1,399 you can get 256 GB and for a whopping $1,749 there is a final 512 GB model available.

Google’s Pixelbook will come with a flexible hinge that turns the laptop into a tablet. For this reason, the company has equipped it with a touchscreen with stylus support for their new Pixelbook Pen. It is not clear yet whether the Pen will come with the 2-in-1, but it has been introduced as a $99 optional accessory.

Source: Droid Life (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)

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