An anonymous but trustworthy source shared Google’s full smartphone business roadmap with Android Authority. This leak focuses on the years 2023, 2024 and 2025. We take stock.
In recent years, leaks relating to new Google products have left little room for suspense when discovering them. Unfortunately for the Mountain View giant, the same dynamic continues even more. But this time a leaker think I know all of the company’s plans for 2023-2025.
This anonymous source turned to Android Authority to share the allegedly known elements. The American media cites this person as reliable and trustworthy. Android Authority has taken care to check each project mentioned: some are already set in stone, others less so.
This roadmap focuses primarily on Google’s upcoming smartphones. And the least we can say is that the firm’s strategy could change significantly over the next few years. However, the 2023 vintage would not be innovative, with relatively classic specifications.
2023: classic and a big launch
For next year, we will therefore have to expect a Pixel 7a (code name: “ Lynx “) sold at the same price as its predecessor, i.e. 449 dollars in the United States. When will it be introduced? As in 2022, the Google I/O could be a great window of opportunity: Google’s major annual conference is traditionally held in May.
Until then, the company’s intentions wouldn’t surprise anyone. On the other hand, the formalization of its very first foldable smartphone is enough to thrill the crowds. The one who could be called Pixel Fold would also take advantage of the Google I / O to monopolize some media spotlights.
Codified “Felix” internally, this foldable would adopt a book format, like a Galaxy Z Fold which opens in two to become a small tablet. This model would also directly compete with that of Samsung given its supposed price: 1799 dollars. Either a niche tariff.
Later in 2023, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro – which we are already hearing about – will logically take over. According to the anonymous source, no major changes would be applied to this range… except for the classic version. The latter would adopt a more contained format, both in terms of dimensions and screen size.
2024: strong choices to come
Google reserves the right to change its habits in 2024, for example by ignoring the Pixel 8a, known under the code name “Akita” and potentially expected for $499. However, the launch of this version ” lite should depend on the commercial success of the Pixel 7a.
If the latter manages to seduce the general public, then the Pixel 8a would have a good chance of seeing the light of day. Otherwise, it would sit nicely in the cupboards of the Mountain View group… at least for a year. In fact, Google would consider biennial marketing for its “a” range, that is to say every two years.
In fall 2024, the new Pixel lineup would also undergo a major overhaul. In addition to the classic Pixel 9 – which would take over the evolutionary format of the Pixel 8 – and the Pixel 9 Pro (code name: “Komodo”), Google would add a second codified pro version“Caiman”.This model would correspond to a Pixel 9 Pro… in a more compact Pixel 9 format, therefore.
Here, Google would follow in Apple’s footsteps by adopting a more or less similar commercial strategy: two ranges that stand out with more advanced technical characteristics for one, less accomplished for the other, and with screen sizes different.
2025: the Flip temptation
In 2025, several tracks would be considered by Google. But once again, the commercial success of its 2023 and 2024 plans will directly impact its choices. Here, nothing is recorded or frozen. It is rumored, however, that a new foldable, in a clamshell format this time, would be in the game. For when ? Fall 2025.
If no Flip finally sees the light of day, then Google could focus on a more muscular range of four phones in total: a classic model with two different sizes, a pro model again with two different sizes. A pattern that definitely recalls another: that of Apple.
We repeat: all of these elements are not to be taken literally. The more distant the projects seem, the more Google reserves the right to change them over the next few months or years.Android Authoritynevertheless remains a reliable media, whose sources must be taken seriously.
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