Google must improve sales for Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 XL is expected to have a larger QHD display, and run you $849 for a 64GB model ($949 for the 128GB model). Thanks to a fresh leak from a popular online retailer, we've also now got a few more details about the rumored Google Home Mini. The stereo front facing speakers are clearly visible once more, as are the smaller bezels compared to last year's model and the rounded screen corners.

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. Given the success of Pixel past year, the follow-up should be better.

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Durk says he lives a mere two blocks away from Google's Mountain View headquarters, which probably explains why he was nearly able to connect to an unreleased Home Mini.

Google Home Mini is likely going to be offered in two different colors, at least that's what the images taken from the listing suggest. There are a number of rumors that the stylus pen will retail for around $100 separately.

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Think of Google Home Mini as a cheaper and smaller version of the Google Home speaker. Google is expected to unveil a refreshed Daydream VR headset - Daydream View 2, priced at $99. Pacific to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. 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". The Mini is apparently created to fulfil a gap in some people's homes where they feel a full series of $200AUD speakers isn't particularly feasible - a Google Home in every room?

Here's a brief look at three announcements that Google is expected to make during the event tomorrow.

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We will be live from the Google's launch event on October 4th starting at 12 NN ET / 9 AM PT, so stay tune in here for all the news updates.