Google will announce its long-awaited Pixel 5 smartphone, along with the latest generation of Chromecast and speakers on Thursday, October 1 at 4am AEDT.

Billed as “launch night in”, the search engine giant will unwrap its latest gadgets in a completely virtual, crowd-free presentation.

The most highly anticipated product will be the latest Google Pixel, which is widely rumoured to take advantage of incoming 5G networks.

A render of what the latest Google Pixel 5 is tipped to look like. (WinFuture)

To date, details have been scant about what the new pixel will offer, other than access to 5G networks.

However there has been wide speculation it will come with an upgraded camera, a fingerprint sensor and a new processor.

A day ago Google Japan’s Twitter account appeared to have mistakenly tweeted the price and specifications of the new phone.

Hastily deleted tweets from Google Japan apparently show the device’s price point. (Twitter)

According to the tweet – which was hastily removed – the top spec Pixel 5 would cost ¥74,800 in Japan, which is $1000 AUD.

Other rumours from the tech market say the phone will boast Gorilla Glass 6 (meaning it can survive drops from 1.6 metres onto hard surfaces) and will boast in-built storage of 128 GB.

We’ll likely see a range of Pixels that cover different price points to appeal to the biggest market of buyers.

Google’s “Launch night in” will go live at 4am on October 1, AEDT. (Google)

Google’s “Launch night in” isn’t just about the latest in smartphones.

The tech juggernaut plans to unveil its new Chromecast, a dongle that connects to your TV and integrates online streaming sites such as Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime.

It’s tipped to cost just $50 USD ($71 AUD) and will be powerful enough to play video in 4K with High Definition Recording.

We’re also likely to see Google’s latest smart speaker.

A Google Home unit on display. Picture: AAP
A Google Home unit on display from 2018. (AAP)

Reportedly called “Nest Audio” – although that is yet to be confirmed – the speaker is tipped to cost around $100 USD ($140 AUD) and will likely stand vertically.

Early rumours are that it will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and will be the latest generation of speaker to replace the earlier-released Google Home Mini.

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