Google Home Mini briefly listed on Walmart: coming October 19 for $49

Samsoung Note 8. The round circular thingy on the left is the 3.5mm headphone jack
Samsoung Note 8. The round circular thingy on the left is the 3.5mm headphone

04 October, 2017

Google is hosting an event on October 4 at 9 a.m.

Google's hardware announcement also includes a new Chromebook called the Pixelbook.

The miniature variant of the Google Home smart speaker, dubbed the Google Home Mini, oozed out last month.

For a brief shining moment Walmart allowed anyone with a quick clicker finger to pre-order Google's next smart speaker, the Google Home Mini.

The page also briefly displayed what appears to be Google's upcoming Pixel 2 XL, according to 9to5 Google.

Of the pair of phones, the Google Pixel 2 XL is speculated to receive a significant upgrade compared to the smaller one. Furthermore, there are speculations that Google could also be introducing a larger and more premium models.

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The headset offers a 110-degree field of view, and its spatial AKG headphones are created to put sound all around you. Support for them is baked into the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update , which will begin rolling out to from 17 October.

These sound pretty big, but it looks like Google will be following in LG and Samsung's footsteps by playing with the aspect ratios to make them more manageable. So looking at the price point and all the recent flagship phones we really can't say that Google Pixel 2 is a bezel-less phone.

Google Home Mini has already made an appearance on Walmart's website, thanks to the accidental listing by the retail giant. Also, these new phones could also feature squeezable sides like the HTC U11 for launching Google Assistant and other apps.

Here's where things are about to get different in the Google Pixel 2 series.

Chances are Google has upped battery capacity in Pixel so it actually lasts longer. They are identical, but they have the suffix of _b.png and happen to be correlated with a device referred to as "google-home-big".

As Google's latest product launch event draws ever nearer, the rumors surrounding it occur more frequently too. And you're fooling yourself if you think that the Pixel 2 will be any more affordable.

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