The smartphone industry is in a strange place these days. During 2022, we saw bad news for manufacturers. Even like some great android phones hit the market, shipments continued to decline amid economic turbulence and consumers keeping older devices longer. These rough waters are bound to shake up plans for future devices like ours It was recently seen with Samsung’s plan to imitate Apple’s high-level success🇧🇷 Looks like Samsung is not alone in this race to beat the iPhone. A leaked potential roadmap for Pixels through 2025 shows that Google has some big ideas for its future phones.
People Android Authority published a leaked version of Google’s plans for the next three years, starting with two new devices for early spring and running through the fall of 2025. take all of this with a large grain of salt. This roadmap shows that the company wants to dramatically expand the Pixel lineup while reducing its focus on lower-end, more affordable models. It’s certainly a gamble for Google, but if this report is correct, we could be looking at a complete reinvention of its smartphones.
2023: Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold and Pixel 8 series
Let’s start with 2023, which contains only a few surprises. Android Authority’s report begins with a Google I/O timed launch for the Pixel 7a. Pixel Fold🇧🇷 This is in line with recent rumors about the company’s first-generation foldable model, while also fitting the usual timeframe for the A-series. Both phones have had significant leaks in recent months The Pixel 7a sounds like a great replacement for its predecessor🇧🇷 Despite rumors of wireless charging and a 90Hz display, expect the 7a to remain at the $449 price tag for another year.
As for the Fold, those reports of a $1,800 price tag were indeed true. Expect to get Google’s futuristic foldable system — especially if you want to see more improvements down the road.
The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will hit shelves next fall, and while we don’t know many of the specs, it sounds like another generation of minor tweaks for Google’s flagship series. Perhaps one surprising element is the smaller form factor for the Pixel 8; we have already seen pixel 7 slimmed down from its predecessor, and it would be another step in the direction of a small flagship. The Pixel 8 Pro will retain its larger size.
2024: Pixel 8a and Pixel 9 series
Still with us? Good, because in 2024, things start to get complicated — and, in this writer’s opinion, a little fuzzy. First, it’s not certain if Google plans to launch the Pixel 8a (codenamed “akita”) or if it will move the lineup to a two-year release schedule. This is the first sign of the company trying to mirror Apple’s strategy with the iPhone SE, and frankly, it’s a terrible plan.
By all accounts, the A series was a huge success for Google – it was the Pixel 3a that really got the ball rolling for the company. Pulling back from this series to focus on more expensive flagships will disappoint the dedicated fan base of A-series buyers. The Pixel 8a’s launch is said to depend on how the Pixel 7a sells, but if it arrives in 2024, expect a price hike. Although this roadmap doesn’t detail anything about the phone’s specs, there will be a price hike of up to $500.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 9 lineup is set to expand. Along with the regular Pixel 9 (no codename) and Pixel 9 Pro (“komodo”), Google wants to introduce a smaller version of the Pixel 9 Pro. At 6.3″, this model (codenamed “caiman”) will be virtually the size of the current Pixel 7, but with all the extras that often make users opt for the larger model. As Google expects, it’s an Apple-inspired is yet another step in. Follow the success of phones like the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Oh, and as for a potential Fold successor? Google has a second-generation model in the pipeline — unsurprisingly — but depending on how the Pixel Fold does in 2023, it could be scrapped altogether. Considering how rough the company’s first-gen hardware usually feels and With a price tag of $1,800, it’s hard to see how the Pixel Fold will succeed in sales, but you never know. That’s the question when the equipment finally hits store shelves.
2025: Pixel Fold and Pixel 10 series cover
Finally, here’s a look at what 2025 might look like. Of all the items in this report, it is important to treat this order with the most skepticism. It’s about three years old and offers two different paths for the company, meaning anything is possible.
In either scenario, Google wants to introduce four flagship phones, but what the lineup looks like depends on another foldable. This time, it’s the Galaxy Z Flip-esque Pixel Fold, which will launch in fall 2025. That’s nearly six years after Samsung’s original clamshell device, giving one of Google’s rivals the chance to replicate the concept for seven generations by then. it comes.
It is also in the air. If Google does launch the Pixel Flip (for lack of a better codename), it will come with a standard Pixel 10 and two Pixel 10 Pros available in larger and smaller sizes. If the clamshell device is being removed, it will be replaced by the larger standard Pixel 10 – think iPhone 14 Plus. It’s an odd move given the recent buzz about how poorly the Apple Mini replacement has sold. It’s rare to see anyone online clamoring for the Pixel 7 Pro-sized model, which lacks a telephoto lens and other Pro-exclusive features, but perhaps its position in the Android market would suggest otherwise.
There could be another Pixel Fold successor in 2025, though that depends on how well the first-generation device does.
Personally, I think it would be a sloppy move to focus on going head-to-head with Apple using its competitor’s strategy. Google lags far behind Apple and Samsung in sales — a final report It suggested the company had sold less than 30 million Pixels since the original was introduced in 2016. It’s hard to see how the numbers will increase with more (and more expensive) devices flooding the market, though with less Android competition than before, anything is possible.
At the end of the day, the phone industry can change on a dime. We are still in an economic recession, with many analysts expecting a recession next year. Focusing on releasing higher-end phones can be risky — especially as consumers continue to hold onto their devices for longer. Ultimately, only time will tell how true this report is, but one thing is certain. Either way, Google has big plans for the Pixel series; don’t expect it to appear in the graveyard anytime soon.
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