24 September 2019
Google has a hardware event to conduct on October 15 and while it’s confirmed that Pixel 4 series will be the prime focus, we don’t have any confirmation on other products that will also see the launch stage. However, there are a few reports on the expected products which also include Pixelbook 2.
And now the FCC listing has confirmed that the launch of the device is pretty near. The listing of the device isn’t new but a couple of changes reflect the possibility of an imminent launch. The documentation now refers to the design with model number “HFSG021A,” previously, it was “PD99260DL.”
The model designation of the device follows those used for both the Pixel Slate and the original Google Pixelbook. So, we can, at least, assume that there’s a Made by Google Chromebook of some kind that could launch on October 15.
The FCC listing also confirms that the device in question will utilize the Wi-Fi 802.11ac protocol and the Dual-band support for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz is also included.
Interestingly, the device is listed as a ‘laptop’ in the appendix of a test report. Also, the location of the antenna for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in the image provided is evident enough that the mysterious device is laptop indeed. And the model number hints at it to be the successor to the Pixelbook. Collectively, they all hint at the possibility of it to be announced at an event on October 15, together with Pixel 4.
Due to so many speculations around Pixel 4, other products which are expected to launch at the same event have somewhat overshadowed. We don’t get to hear more about them but this doesn’t mean they are just the side announcements.