From a foldable Pixel to a compact Pixel flagship, here’s what Google is rumored to launch in the next three years
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Pixelroadmap for the next three years has been leaked.
- Google is reportedly planning on launching a foldable device, a flip phone, and a compact flagship in the next three years.
- Here are all the Pixel launches planned for the next three years.
AdvertisementIt is common for upcoming devices such as smartphones to leak as the launch date nears, but in an unprecedented leak, Google’s roadmap from 2023 to 2025 has been revealed, giving us a look at the tech giant’s line-up for the next three years.
A report by Android Authority, citing “anonymous but trustworthy” sources, has revealed Google’s smartphone line-up till 2025. While this might change over the next three years, this is how Google is reportedly planning to take on other smartphone giants, including Apple and Samsung.
Four Pixel phones in 2023
The year 2023 will launch four Pixel devices, including the affordable Pixel 7a, the Pixel 8, and the premium Pixel 8 Pro. In addition, the company is expected to launch its much-awaited Pixel Fold smartphone, its foldable offering that will take on Samsung’s foldable devices.
The Pixel 7a and the
The Pixel 7a is expected to be launched at the same price as its predecessor, Pixel 6a, which means it may launch starting at ₹43,999 in India. The device is expected to come with several updates, including a 90Hz display, a powerful dual camera setup consisting of a 64MP Sony IM787 sensor, and wireless charging support.
Coming to the Pixel Fold, the device is expected to be priced at $1,799 (approx. ₹1,49,100). Currently, there is no information on whether the device will be launched in India. The Pixel Fold is expected to be powered by the company’s Tensor G2 chipset coupled with 12GB of RAM.
In addition, the company is expected to launch the Pixel 8 series later in the year. The devices are expected to get minor upgrades over the Pixel 7 series, including the upcoming Tensor G3 chipset.
Three Pixel phones in 2024, including a flagship device with a compact design
Google may take a little inspiration from both Apple and Samsung 2024. To begin with, the company will reportedly make the ‘a’ series smartphone a biennial launch, meaning the company will stop launching ‘a’ series devices every year and will continue to sell the previous iteration till a new device is launched. This is somewhat similar to what Apple does with its SE devices. This will reportedly depend on the Pixel 7a’s performance in the market.
Additionally, Google will reportedly launch three devices in the flagship series, just like Samsung. The company is expected to introduce a vanilla variant, a top-end variant, and a compact variant with top-end hardware.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and a device codenamed “caiman” in 2024. “caiman” will feature the hardware used in the Pixel 9 Pro, but instead of a 6.7-inch display, it is expected to offer a 6.3-inch display.
AdvertisementGoogle may also launch a successor to the Pixel Fold in 2024 if the first device performs well.
Multiple launches planned for 2025
The year 2025 may see four or five Pixel smartphones being launched, and this will depend on the performance of devices launched in 2023 and 2024.
The first plan includes launching a flip-style foldable phone like the Galaxy Z Flip 4. If the company launches this, it may launch three other Pixel smartphones – a vanilla variant, a premium variant, and a premium offering with a compact design.
If the company does not launch a flip phone, it may go ahead with four Pixel devices as part of its premium series. This may include large and a small vanilla variants of the Pixel, a compact premium offering, and a top-end offering. This will make the company’s series similar to Apple’s iPhone line-up.
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