Google’s Pixel brand has so far been limited to the two Chromebook Pixel notebooks that have been released but as expected the company is now expanding its Pixel brand to tablets as well. At its event today Google confirmed an all new Android-powered tablet called Pixel C, it’s powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow which makes it the first tablet to come with the latest iteration of Android straight out of the box.
Since this is a premium tablet expect top-shelf specifications. Google confirms that Pixel C has a 10.2 inch display with 308 pixels per inch, underneath that display there’s a Tegra X1 processor from NVIDIA coupled with a Maxwell graphics processor and 3GB RAM.
It doesn’t have a physical keyboard similar to the Chromebook but it does borrow the lightbar from the notebooks, double tapping on the lightbar will display remaining battery life. Google will offer an external keyboard accessory that attaches to the tablet magnetically and connects over Bluetooth.
Pixel C will automatically know when the keyboard is ready for use and when it’s tucked behind the device. The tablet is also going to inductively charge the keyboard accessory when it’s closed to make sure users never have to. Check out the demo video below:
Pixel C will be available in 32GB and 64GB flavors for $499 and $599 respectively, the external keyboard accessory will go for $150, Google says that the tablet will be released in the “coming months.”