Google is planning to launch its Pixel 5 smartphone, a new Chromecast, and a new smart speaker later this month. Google began inviting members of the media to a special event on September 30, promising new hardware. “We invite you to find out all about our new Chromecast, our latest smart speaker and our new Pixel phones,” reads the invitation.
Google has already confirmed its plans to launch a Pixel 5 later this year, complete with 5G connectivity. The Pixel maker revealed its launch plans along with the introduction of the Pixel 4A last month, promising 5G versions of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.
A new Chromecast and an update for Google’s smart speakers is also on the way. This will likely be the Nest smart speaker that Google confirmed in July after a picture of the speaker leaked online. The speaker appears to be something between the Nest Mini and the larger Google Home Max, with the ability to stand upright.
Last month, two mysterious new hardware devices from Google appeared at the FCC, which appeared to be related to a new Android TV product that Google has long been preparing. Google is said to be working on a TV dongle codenamed “Sabrina” that would use Android TV and a traditional remote UI. Chromecast devices are typically smartphone-driven, and Google’s invitation specifically mentions Chromecast, so it’s unclear if these two devices will appear at the end of the month.
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