Google’s products typically see a lot of leaks, prompting the company itself to pre-announce upcoming products in recent years to steal some of the limelight from leakers. But now the leaksters have decided to up the game one more time – let’s see how Google can respond to this one.
We’re talking about a roadmap leak that reveals every smartphone the company has planned from 2023 to 2025. Leaks really don’t get any bigger than that, so let’s get to it.
Next year the Pixel 7a (code name “lynx”) and the Pixel folding (codenamed “felix”) will launch around Google I/O in April or May – meaning it’s most likely to be showcased at the company’s annual developer conference. Although it’s been called Pixel Notepad in the past, it looks like Pixel Fold will be the real marketing name for Google’s first foldable.
The Pixel 7a will allegedly have the same price as the Pixel 6a, at $449 in the US. Expect the next model to support wireless charging and a 90Hz refresh rate screen. The Pixel Fold, on the other hand, is “confirmed” (as far as a rumor can go) to cost $1,799.
Coming later in 2023, the Pixel 8 will be slightly smaller than the Pixel 7while the 8 Pro will retain the same screen size as the 7 Pro. Both will be powered by a new chipset, likely to be released as Tensor G3. The Pixel 8 duo won’t have many differences from their predecessors.
In 2024, there’s a plan to bring the Pixel 8a to market, but that could be scrapped in favor of a two-year launch cadence for the Pixel a series, depending on how well the Pixel 7a sells (or lack thereof). ). If the Pixel 8a launches, expect it to cost $499, $50 more than its predecessor.
The Pixel 9 series will have three members – the Pixel 9 (which should keep the Pixel 8’s smaller size), the Pixel 9 Pro (around 6.7″ screen size), but also another Pro-level model with a 6.3″ screen and all the features of the larger Pro. If that doesn’t make sense, the fact is that Google will emulate Apple – think of the new 6.3″ phone as its iPhone Pro, while the 6.7″ serves as the Pro Max. Of course, these three new handsets will feature a new SoC, the Tensor G4.
There will also be a new foldable in 2024, but not much is known about that yet. There is speculation that Google is waiting to see how well the Pixel Fold is received.
For 2025, the company could go in different directions depending on how successful (or not) its 2023 and 2024 strategy is. Google is apparently “playing” with the idea of a flip-style foldable, and if that becomes a reality, it will be launched in the fall of 2025 with the three Pixel tiles of this year (there will still be three as in 2024).
On the other hand, if the flip phone doesn’t happen, then we’ll see four non-folding Pixels – with a vanilla model in small and large sizes, and a Pro model in small and large sizes. Apple again, again.
All this information would come from a reliable source and would have been carefully verified. That said, while these are 100% Google’s plans at this time, keep in mind that plans may change, especially if you look this far.