Google appears to have spilled the beans on the release date for the Pixel 3 – the good news is, we’re already in countdown mode.
We’ve got it on pretty solid authority that the latest addition to Google’s flagship smartphones – the Pixel 3 – will be hitting shelves on October 4.
So who is that solid authority? Yeah, that’d be Google themselves.
As pointed out by Brandon Lee on YouTube channel This Is Tech Today, Google themselves leaked their own release date via Famebit – YouTube’s branded content platform.
Google posted an ad to Famebit looking for “Canadian Creators who are not currently Google Pixel users but are willing to switch to the Pixel 3”, with the added bit of info that “Pixel 3 phone is launching October 4th, 2018.”
(As an aside, if you are a Canadian creator, the ad says you could make as much as $10,000. Decent scratch.)
As Lee said in his video, “Oh man, someone from marketing is probably going to get in trouble.”
Regarding what to expect when Pixel 3 drops on October 4 – the standard phone as well as an XL version and updated Bluetooth Pixel Buds are all set to be on the menu, while tech reporter Evan Blass also has it that “Google’s fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch”.
Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me — with high confidence — that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer!
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018
Of course, the October 4 date is probably no great surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention to Google’s previous Pixel unveils.
The original Pixel was announced during a press event on October 4, 2016, while the Pixel 2 range was first revealed to the world in 2017 on, you guessed it, October 4.
So props to Lee and his sources for picking up the vital piece of info that Google seemingly accidentally spilled, even if Pixel fans were probably expecting we’d be sticking with the same date as the past two years anyway.