- Google’s 2023 to 2025 roadmap for Pixel phones has been leaked
- Google’s first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold, will launch in 2023
- In 2024, there could be three Pixel 9-series phones
Google’s 2023–2025 roadmap for the Pixel series of smartphones has been, leaked by Android Authority. The report reveals that the Pixel 7a mid-range phone, the Pixel Foldable phone, the Pixel 8, and the Pixel 8 Pro will release in 2023.
In 2024, the search engine giant may release the Pixel 8 and three Pixel 9-series smartphones. An updated version of the Pixel Fold may also arrive in 2024. In 2025, the alleged Pixel Flip may break cover, and there could be as many as four Pixel-branded flagship phones. A new foldable phone is also expected in 2025. The publication claims that it has received the leaked information from a reliable source. Hence, while certain aspects of the roadmap seem definite, there is a possibility that Google may alter its plan depending on the market response and other factors. Continue reading ahead to learn more about the 2023–2025 roadmap for the Pixel series.
Pixel Phones Expected in 2023
Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold
Reports have claimed that the Google devices with codenames Lynx and Felix (Google’s first foldable phone) will debut in 2023. These devices are expected to debut around Google I/O in April or May. According to the publication, the Lynx and Felix devices may arrive with the marketing names “Pixel 7a” and “Pixel Fold.”
The 7a and Fold are likely to be priced at $449 (~Rs 37,200) and $1,799 (~Rs 1,49,100), respectively. Google has already confirmed that it will launch the Pixel Tablet in 2023. The report does not say anything about it.
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
The Pixel 8 (codenamed “Shiba”) and Pixel 8 Pro (codenamed “Husky”) are expected to debut later in 2023. These devices are unlikely to offer significant upgrades over the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. However, the Pixel 8 will be a smaller device than the Pro model. The Pixel 8 series will be powered by a new chipset, which is codenamed, Zuma. In all likelihood, it will have the Tensor G3 marketing name.
Pixel Phones Expected in 2024
The Google Pixel 8a (codenamed “Akita”) will debut in 2024. However, its arrival seems tentative, and it will mainly depend on the sales of the Pixel 7a. The report says that the company is considering launching a Pixel A-series phone once in every two years instead of releasing it every year. If the Pixel 8a debuts, it will cost $499.
Three Pixel 9-series Flagships
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will be succeeded by the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro (codenamed “Komodo”) in the latter half of 2024. There will be another Pro-level model (codenamed “Caiman”), which may offer the same Pro-level features that will be available on the Pixel 9 Pro, but it may feature a 6.3-inch display.
The report says the Pixel 9, Caiman, and Komodo models will be akin to the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, respectively. The Pixel 9 series is said to be powered by a new chip named the Tensor G4.
New Foldable Phone
Google is also expected to launch a new foldable phone in 2024. It could be an updated version of the Pixel Fold. However, the company will wait for the market response to the first-generation foldable phone—the Pixel Fold, before working on its follow-up model.
Pixel Phones in 2025
Four Pixel Flagships, Including Pixel Flip
Google’s plans for the Pixel series in 2025 will be based mainly on the success or failure of the 2023 and 2023 devices. Google may launch a clamshell phone with a foldable screen to rival the Galaxy Z Flip series. This device could be called the Pixel Flip when it arrives on the market.
Hence, if the Pixel Flip arrives, it will join three models, such as the Pixel 10, and two Pro-level models, one of them will be smaller, while the other will be a bigger model.
If Google abandons the Pixel Flip, the company may release four non-foldable flagship phones like the current iPhone 14 series. The lineup would include a standard model in small and large sizes, as well as a Pro mode in small and large editions. The Pixel Fold’s follow-up is also expected in 2025, but its release will mostly depend on how well the first model, which is due out in 2023, does on the market.
Google has recently launched the Pixel Watch. It is not available in wider markets yet. Hence, there is a possibility that there will be new versions of the Pixel Watch in the coming years. However, the report does not mention anything about upcoming Pixel Watch models.