Google’s (GOOG +1%, GOOGL +1%) “Launch Night In” hardware event is set to launch at 2 p.m. with announcements of new gadgets from the tech giant, focused on its latest top-end phones.

Compared to the usual air of (some) secrecy around such launches, though, a spate of leaks this year has all but revealed what to expect – and not only leaks, but the company’s new streaming dongle and smart speaker actually showing up on certain store shelves.

There will be a new Pixel 5 phone, the top end of Google’s Pixel line – though vs. past years, the company looks to be stepping back a big from the high-end space race: While Samsung and Apple head into four-figure territory with their top phones, the Pixel 5 is likely to step back in price (and processor) to deliver a more affordable high-end phone.

It’s said to support 5G and wireless charging, and have 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage natively.

A 5G version of its recently released Pixel 4a midrange phone will be revealed (reportedly at $499).

A new Chromecast device will be discussed (it’s already been bought by some at Home Depot). And a new smart speaker comes via the company’s Nest Audio branding.





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