What you need to know
- An anonymous source seems to have leaked Google’s plan for devices in 2023, 2024, and 2025.
- The company’s Pixel Fold and rumored Pixel 7a may arrive at the same time sometime during the next I/O event in April or May.
- The plans for the Pixel 8a seem rocky as it depends on the success of the 7a, although the Pixel 9 series could reflect Apple’s marketing strategy.
- 2025 could release four Pixel smartphones, including a foldable clamshell.
A recent leak has reignited the excitement and detailed Google’s potential future plan.
The leaks came via an anonymous source Android Authority. The information provided by the person relates to Google’s plans to release new devices in 2023 and through 2025.
The alleged roadmap starts in 2023 and we expect Google to release its new folding phone at some point, the Pixel Fold. Recent leaks have shown high-quality renders of the phone that show how close its design language is to the Pixel 7 series. With the device’s suspected size to be around 158.7 x 139.7 x 5.7mm, Google’s first foldable could feel more like Oppo Find N rather than Galaxy Z Fold 4.
Of course, 2023 is also when we expect the Pixel Tablet. The first Google tablet could become an integral part of consumers’ homes and is likely to be positioned as a smart home hub, featuring a magnetic charging dock.
The anonymous source has said that another phone is coming with the foldable device, codenamed “lynx”, which we know refers to the rumored Pixel 7a. The price that is currently being floated is around $449, which could indicate that Google is trying to keep the price of the new handset similar to the upcoming version in the past.
The source suggested that the two phones could launch simultaneously alongside Google’s next I/O event in April or May, which is in line with what we’ve heard about the possible launch date of the foldable Pixel .
There are rumors but it is also expected that the company’s next series of phones, the Pixel 8, will take place in the second half of the year. The source’s information suggests that the devices may use a new Tensor G3 chip, and the Pixel 8 may have a smaller display. The Pixel 8 Pro will allegedly remain the same compared to the Pixel 7 Pro .
Google’s 2024 plans start off a bit rocky as the year could be seen as a year for the release of a new smaller phone with a possible Pixel 8a. Currently, an Android Authority source claims that this device is codenamed “akita” and that Google may take plans for this device off the table entirely if the Pixel 7a doesn’t do well. Otherwise, if all goes well, consumers may see a $499 price range for the proposed model.
In addition, later in the year we will probably host another Google event towards the fall where we can look at the Pixel 9 series. This time, however, Google may launch three different models of different sizes, with includes models with 6.3-inch and 6.7-inch displays and a third smaller model. The source claims that Google is interested in mirroring Apple’s marketing strategy with devices like the iPhone 14 line.
AA has learned that the codenames for these phones include “caiman” and “komodo”, and that the Tensor G4 chip that could power them is called “redondo”.
Furthermore, the tipster suggested that Google could look at 2024 to release another foldable device but will see how consumers react to the upcoming first edition before proceeding.
Looking further ahead
We are far into the future now, with the source stopping at 2025 for Google’s plans. It looks like that year could be a reflective year for the company. It is claimed that Google will look at how it balances out in both 2023 and 2024 before making any rash decisions going forward. It is rumored that the company owned by Alphabet is playing with the release of yet another foldable in 2025. However, the success, or perhaps lack of it, 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 may release up to four Pixel smartphones in 2025, with or without a foldable one.
Of course, we should take this roadmap with a grain of salt. Some details are in line with what we’ve heard about Google’s plans for 2023, but 2024 and beyond seem to depend heavily on the success of previous launches, and AA’s source seems to suggest that the plans still up to date. Still, this could give us an idea of what we should look forward to from Google as it really pushes its Pixel lineup.
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