What do you want to know
- An anonymous source apparently leaked Google’s plan for devices in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
- The company’s Pixel Fold and a rumored Pixel 7a could arrive simultaneously at some point during the upcoming I/O event in April or May.
- Plans for a Pixel 8a seem rocky as they hinge on the success of the 7a, while the Pixel 9 series may reflect Apple’s marketing strategy.
- 2025 could see the release of four Pixel smartphones, including a clamshell foldable.
A recent leak took the excitement and turned it on its axis by detailing Google’s potential plan for the foreseeable future.
The leaks come from an anonymous source at Android Authority. The information the person provided relates to Google’s plans for releasing new devices in 2023 and through 2025.
The so-called roadmap starts in 2023, as we all expect Google to release its new foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, at some point. Recent leaks have shown us high-quality renders of the phone that show how close its design language is to the Pixel 7 series. 5.7mm, Google’s first foldable might look more like an Oppo Find N than a Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Of course, 2023 is also when we expect the Pixel Tablet. Google’s first tablet could end up becoming an integral part of consumers’ homes and will likely be positioned as a smart home hub, complete with a magnetic charging station.
The anonymous source apparently said there’s another phone coming with the foldable device, codenamed “lynx”, which we know refers to the rumored Pixel 7a. The currently floating price is around $449, which could indicate that Google is looking to keep the price of the new small phone similar to its next generation variant.
The source suggested that both phones could launch simultaneously alongside Google’s upcoming I/O event in April or May, which matches what we’ve heard regarding the foldable Pixel’s potential launch date.
Rumored but also predicted that the second half of the year will see the company’s next series of flagship phones, the Pixel 8. Source’s information suggests that the devices could use a new Tensor G3 chip, the Pixel 8 possibly with a smaller screen. The Pixel 8 Pro could remain the same compared to the Pixel 7 Pro.
Google’s plans for 2024 are starting off a bit rough as it may see the year as one for a new, smaller phone release with a potential Pixel 8a. As of now, Android Authority’s source claims that this device is codenamed “akita” and that Google may drop plans for this device altogether if the Pixel 7a does not perform well. Otherwise, if it performs well, consumers might see a $499 price range for the proposed model.
Also, later in the year, we will most likely host another Google event around the fall, as we may be reviewing the Pixel 9 series. However, this time Google may launch three different models of different sizes, including models with 6.3-inch and 6.7-inch screens and a third, smaller model. The source claims that Google wants to mirror Apple’s marketing strategy with devices like the iPhone 14 lineup.
AA learned that the code names for these phones include “caiman” and “komodo”, while the Tensor G4 chip that can power them is known as “redondo”.
Additionally, the tipster suggested that Google might look to 2024 to launch another foldable device, but might see how consumers interact with its next premiere before moving on.
We’re way into the future now, as the source stops at 2025 for Google’s plans. It looks like this year could be a year of reflection for the company. It is claimed that Google will consider how this is doing in 2023 and 2024 before making any rash decisions moving forward. The Alphabet-owned company is rumored to be toying with releasing another foldable in 2025. However, the success, or perhaps lack thereof, of its first model in 2023 will inform that decision. This could have a clamshell form factor similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 4.
Google could release up to four Pixel smartphones in 2025, with or without a foldable.
Of course, we have to take this roadmap with a grain of salt. Some of the details line up with what we’ve heard about Google’s plans for 2023, but 2024 and beyond seems to hinge a lot on the success of previous launches, and AA’s source seems to suggest plans are still quite up in the air. Still, it may give us an idea of what to expect from Google as it really pushes its Pixel lineup.
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