It’s been a busy month for virtual phone launches and now it’s Google’s turn. The company is today hosting its. Google previously in August, , and the upcoming Pixel 4A 5G, both of which will have support for 5G. The invitation for Google’s September event confirmed that “new Pixel phones” would be among the products unveiled today, along with a new Chromecast and a .
The Pixel 5,, has been poorly protected from leaks (or perhaps, , the leaks are part of an intentional strategy on Google’s part). We got a last week, when photos surfaced along with details about the new phone’s processor, display, cameras, battery life and more.
that Google’s next flagship will include a hole-punch camera, a fingerprint sensor on the back (unlike the ), wireless charging and no headphone jack. Not much is officially known about the Pixel 5, other than its support for 5G, but leaks suggest a price of 629 euros (roughly $735, £575 or AU$1,035), with color options reportedly including green and black. The phone’s on-sale and release dates are not yet known.
has also attracted a flurry of rumors. , the device will come with a remote, a first for the Chromecast family.
Google’s virtual Launch Night In event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, streaming online at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. BST). The event will be hosted on a webpage set up by Google (which is currently streaming some interactive elevator music to entertain you while you wait — check it out). The livestream will also be available on Google’s YouTube channel. And CNET will be hosting a watch party on our YouTube channel and right here on this page, so check back an hour before the event starts.