Google to unveil its next smartphone at Oct.4 event in San Francisco

Google to unveil its next smartphone at Oct.4 event in San Francisco

Google to unveil its next smartphone at Oct.4 event in San Francisco

In a late Monday announcement via a YouTube video, Google said that it will likely unveil its next-generation flagship handset at a media event which the company will be holding in San Francisco in October.

Specifically, according to Google's announcement, the company's new Android-powered flagship smartphone - which will probably be branded 'Pixel' instead of 'Nexus' - will be officially introduced at the media event scheduled to be held on October 4, 2016.

To highlight the launch date of its new flagship handset, Google uploaded a short teaser video to YouTube. The video, along with disclosing the launch date of the new Google smartphone, shows the outline of a vertical, smartphone-shaped rectangle, as well as the company's recognizable 'G' logo on one side of the handset's outline.

Against the backdrop of Google's announcement of the launch date of its new smartphone, Android Police report has revealed that Google is expected to launch two variants of its new smartphone --- a 5-inch model; and a bigger-screen 5.5-inch model.

Though the YouTube video does not divulge the name of the new Google handsets, Android Police had said in an earlier report that the 5-inch model will likely be called 'Pixel;' while the 5.5-inch model will be called 'Pixel XL.' The handsets will probably boast an all-metal design; and will run a special version of Google's latest Android 'Nougat' OS.