What you need to know
- A fourth color variant for the Google Pixel Tablet has been leaked.
- The black colorway surfaced in earlier leaks before Google unveiled the tablet, but it was a no-show at this year's I/O event.
- Google may refer to this unannounced variant as "Charcoal," as it does for Pixel phones in this color.
A few weeks before the Google Pixel Tablet hits store shelves, a new color variant of the tablet could join the three options currently available for preorder.
9to5Google has shared a few renders of the Pixel Tablet in black, though a matching charging speaker dock in the same color was not included. According to the outlet, this could be paired with the Hazel dock given that it is the closest match to the black color profile.
Google did not announce a black color variant for the Pixel Tablet at this year's I/O event; only the Porcelain (beige), Rose (light pink), and Hazel (dark green) made their debut. However, prior to the event, there had been some leaks that suggested that such a variant may be in the works.
In April, 9to5 published images of four Pixel Tablet colorways, including a black variant that appeared to be in the final stages of development. The images showed the tablet with a black bezel and a dark gray rear panel.
Google has not commented on the leaks, so it is unclear if the black variant will be officially announced. However, if it is, it is likely to be released sometime after the market launch of the Pixel Tablet on June 20.
It's possible that the black colorway will be marketed as "Charcoal," as Google is known to do with devices sporting this hue.
Black is a popular color among many of the best Android tablets, and it could help Google appeal to a wider range of consumers. In addition, it will help create a more premium look and feel for the Pixel Tablet. Otherwise, if you haven't decided yet which color to grab, here are a few tips on what Pixel Tablet color you should buy.
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The Google Pixel Tablet reimagines what a tablet can be, more like a tablet-smart speaker hybrid with a dash of smart photo frame thrown in for good measure. It's equally at home and on the go, and it's packed with features you'll love for entertainment and convenience.
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