Google plans to launch its Pixel 5 smartphone, a new Chromecast, and a new smart speaker later this month. Google started inviting media outlets on September 30th for a special event that promises new hardware. “We invite you to learn everything 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 with 5G connectivity later this year. The pixel maker announced its launch plans along with the launch 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 is also on the way and an update of the smart speakers from Google. This is likely to be the Nest smart speaker that Google confirmed back in July after a picture of the speaker leaked online. The speaker seems to be something between the Nest Mini and the larger Google Home Max, with the ability to stand vertically.
Two new mysterious Google hardware devices appeared at the FCC last month and appear to be related to a new Android TV product that Google has reportedly been preparing for some time. It is rumored that Google is working on a TV dongle, codenamed “Sabrina”, that uses Android TV and a traditional remote-controlled user interface. Chromecast devices are usually controlled by smartphones, and the invitation from Google specifically mentions Chromecast, so it’s not clear whether these two devices will be out later this month.
The Google event is practically happening on September 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT The edge will cover all announcements from Google live.