Google has a poor track record of keeping information

about its Pixel phones private and secret.

It has become a given that we will see prototype hardware

months before the company's yearly hardware showcase in October.

Because of this, Google has been teasing next flagships months in advance.

We didn't get a sneak peek at the Pixel 8 lineup, either, as the Pixel 7A.

Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet all took centre stage at last week's I/O conference.