Although there's not much news about at the moment regarding the design or components of the Pixel 3, we're sure to hear more as the calendar gets closer to October 4. It seems that Google themselves might have revealed it via an ad that was posted in Canada. "Looking for Canadian creators only", reads the description. They include Slices (I guess that was a big hint at the Pie moniker), which shows a short relevant "slice" of an app's information when the system deems it necessary, as well as Google's new digital wellbeing apps.
And, if the Pixel 3 range is launched on October 4, then going by last year's release schedule, that would mean its on sale date is going to be on or around October 19, 2018.
Now, technically there is no way to know if this listing was posted by Google or one of its agencies, or whether this is a mistake, so a small dose of salt should be taken regarding this launch date.
The Google Pixel 3 also appears set to pack enough power to challenge a host of other flagships on the market.
He said: "Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me - with high confidence - that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch".
Geekbench, a benchmarking platform used within the technology industry to analyse hardware performance, hands out numbered scores for both single-core and multi-core performance. Updates are available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.
Unfortunately, the Pixel 3 XL scored lower on the benchmark than other devices with the 845, though this is likely to change between the production test unit and the final version of the device, so there's no need to fear just yet.