The e-mail is also supposed to contain the number 3, which changes between black, white and mint green colours which suggest the device will be available in this trio.

There is also a suggestion to pose certain questions to the Google Assistant name “What’s this announcement about?”, “When are you making this announcement?” and “How can I find out more about this announcement?”.

As you may not be surprised to learn the answers don’t give a whole lot away about the content of the event, apart from a very vague and veiled suggestion with the reply, “Looks like there might be something about a new phone, and maybe, just maybe a few other new things.”

All will be revealed on 9 October.