Google has had a notoriously tough time preserving its smartphone plans underneath wraps lately, however the newest leak may take the cake. On Thursday, Android Authority spoiled Google’s plans for its Pixel sequence over the following three years.
A “reliable supply” shared the Google Pixel roadmap with the location, providing quite a few particulars about Google’s plans for 2023, 2024, and 2025. Android Authority claims that it completely vetted the data earlier than publishing the article, however the web site additionally notes that the roadmap will not be set in stone. Google’s technique might at all times change within the coming years.
2023: Google Pixel 8 and Pixel Notepad
Google will reportedly launch two new Pixels (codenamed “Lynx” and “Felix”) round Google I/O in April or Could 2023. We’ve already seen various leaks regarding these telephones, so we all know that “Lynx” is the Pixel 7a and “Felix” is the foldable Pixel Notepad.
The supply claims that the Pixel 7a can be priced the identical because the Pixel 6a within the US, which suggests we are able to anticipate it to retail for $449. In the meantime, the Pixel Notepad will price $1,799, as Google plans to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold sequence.
Within the fall, Google will launch the Pixel 8 (codenamed “Shiba”) and Pixel 8 Professional (codenamed “Husky”). The supply says there gained’t be any vital adjustments from the Pixel 7 line, however the Pixel 8 can have a barely smaller type issue with a smaller show. Each telephones will even ship with Google’s new “Zuma” chip, which could be very possible the Tensor G3.
2024: Three Pixel 9 fashions within the works
Google’s first cell launch of 2024 ought to be the Pixel 8a (codenamed “Akita”), however the telephone may not come out if the Pixel 7a doesn’t promote properly. Google is contemplating altering up the schedule of its A-series telephones, releasing them each two years as a substitute of yearly. If the Pixel 8a does launch, it can apparently get a value bump as much as $499.
Whatever the destiny of the Pixel 8a, Google has large plans for the Pixel 9 sequence. In response to the supply, Google will launch three Pixel 9 fashions in 2024. The usual mannequin can have the identical design as 2023’s Pixel 8. The Pixel 9 Professional (codenamed “Komodo”) can have a 6.7-inch show. However there will even be a 3rd Pixel 9 (codenamed “Caiman”) with a 6.3-inch show however all the similar options because the Pixel 9 Professional. This plan is seemingly set in stone.
All three telephones ought to function the Tensor G4 chip (codenamed “Redondo”).
Google additionally desires to launch a second-generation foldable telephone in 2024, however the firm may wait to see how shoppers reply to the Pixel Notepad first.
2025: Branching paths
Contemplating how far out 2025 is, it’s no shock that Google’s plans are nonetheless in flux.
Google is claimed to be contemplating a flip telephone to compete with the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola razr. If this involves fruition, the Pixel flip telephone would reportedly launch alongside the Pixel 10 and two Pixel 10 Professional fashions within the fall of 2025.
Then again, if the Pixel Notepad flops, Google may launch 4 non-foldable telephones as a substitute. Google would launch two different-sized customary fashions and two different-sized Professional fashions, identical to Apple does with its iPhone lineup.
It is going to be fascinating to trace Google’s strikes within the coming months and years to see simply how a lot of this leaked Pixel roadmap traces up with actuality.