Google has had a notoriously troublesome time preserving its smartphone plans underneath wraps in recent times, however the newest leak would possibly take the cake. On Thursday, Android Authority spoiled Google’s plans for its Pixel collection over the following three years.
A “reliable supply” shared the Google Pixel roadmap with the positioning, providing quite a few particulars about Google’s plans for 2023, 2024, and 2025. Android Authority claims that it completely vetted the knowledge earlier than publishing the article, however the website additionally notes that the roadmap is just not set in stone. Google’s technique might all the time 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 Might 2023. We’ve already seen a lot of 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 will probably be priced the identical because the Pixel 6a within the US, which suggests we will count on 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 collection.
Within the fall, Google will launch the Pixel 8 (codenamed “Shiba”) and Pixel 8 Professional (codenamed “Husky”). The supply says there received’t be any vital modifications from the Pixel 7 line, however the Pixel 8 can have a barely smaller type issue with a smaller show. Each telephones may even ship with Google’s new “Zuma” chip, which could be very probably the Tensor G3.
2024: Three Pixel 9 fashions within the works
Google’s first cellular launch of 2024 needs to be the Pixel 8a (codenamed “Akita”), however the cellphone won’t come out if the Pixel 7a doesn’t promote effectively. 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 should apparently get a worth bump as much as $499.
Whatever the destiny of the Pixel 8a, Google has huge plans for the Pixel 9 collection. In keeping with 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 may even be a 3rd Pixel 9 (codenamed “Caiman”) with a 6.3-inch show however the entire 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 cellphone in 2024, however the firm would possibly 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 alleged to be contemplating a flip cellphone to compete with the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola razr. If this involves fruition, the Pixel flip cellphone 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 would possibly launch 4 non-foldable telephones as a substitute. Google would launch two different-sized commonplace 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.