Google has a couple of new handsets in the pipeline – the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – but the company is yet to confirm when they will be officially launched. It normally launches new hardware in October so that’s when the event is already expected to take place. A new report suggests that Google will officially unveil these devices on October 9th.

Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the plans, that Google is going to debut the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones at a media event in New York City. The launch would thus be scheduled merely a couple of weeks after Apple is expected to launch its three new iPhones for 2018.

Google has obviously not confirmed the date at this point in time. It hasn’t said much about the new handsets but an unfortunate leak has resulted in most of the details being leaked ahead of time. A proper unboxing video of the Google Pixel 3 XL has also made its way online a few days ago.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be taking on the likes of the new iPhones as well as the Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung. They will be flagship-level devices with a stock Android experience, a strategy that has worked well with the Pixel handsets that Google has released so far.

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