Leaked: The Google Pixel Slate is a 2-in-1 device running Chrome OS
Android tablets may be dead, but that isn’t going to stop Google from trying to make other types of tablets work. According to MySmartPrice, another device that’s going to be announced at the October 9 Pixel 3 event is the Google Pixel Slate, a premium 2-in-1 device that runs Chrome OS.
Not much is known about the Pixel Slate’s specs, but based on the leaked images, the dark blue colored tablet has a touchscreen with a (likely) 3:2 aspect ratio, capacitive stylus support, two cameras (one on each side), stereo speakers, and a USB Type-C port. Since this is a Chrome OS device, it will also run Android apps.
Users can turn the Pixel Slate into a laptop-styled device by way of a keyboard cover. This accessory serves two purposes: one half of it is the keyboard while the other half can be folded to prop up the tablet. Input-wise, this keyboard features circular and pill shaped keys, along with a touchpad at the bottom. There's a dedicated Google Assistant key near the spacebar, as well as media keys and Chrome OS-specific keys such as back, refresh, and side menu keys at the topmost row.