When it comes to 2018’s smartphone reveals, the Google Pixel 3 has been one of the worst kept secrets, with leaked images and a video of the device appearing online months before the company has slated it for debut.

Now reports from Bloomberg suggest the Pixel 3 and the larger Pixel 3 XL will be unveiled by Google come 9th October, with an event scheduled to take place in New York.

If true, the choice of venue would be a change in tact for Google which has normally hosted its Made By Google events at its Mountain View campus.

It would also be later than the 4th October dates that Google debuted the original Pixel and last year’s Pixel 2 on, but perhaps we’re trying to read to deeply into otherwise innocuous details.

As for what we know about the Google Pixel 3 so far, going off of recent leaked material, the dimensions look about the same as its predecessor, with an all-screen display that features a slightly deeper screen notch than before.

There’s also a single lens on the rear to take care of the camera setup, which likely means that Google will be leveraging its image processing technology to fill in the gaps when compared to devices with two or more lenses.

Apart from that, it looks like the Pixel 3 will not be a radical improvement on the Pixel 2, but seeing as how no Google hardware is officially available in South Africa, it’s a little difficult to get excited about the new pair of smartphones.

As such, Android flagship fiends will have to turn to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, or the upcoming LG V40 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro to get their fix.