The Google I / O, the conference for developers of the Mountain View company, will start next May 10. In it, Google usually reveals different news related to software, such as the new version of Android or new AI products. The big G, however, also takes advantage of the initial I/O event to announce some hardware products, and everything indicates that this year will be no different.
The leaks, in fact, have advanced some of the devices that we will see announced during Google I / O. Google is expected to introduce the expected folding pixelwhich could arrive with a design very similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Also a new mid-range smartphone: the Pixel 7awhich would improve some of the features of its predecessor while maintaining practically the same design.
The I / O of 2023, on the other hand, could be the date indicated for Google to finally announce the commercialization of the pixel tablets, whose launch took place last year. Let’s take a look at the devices we are likely to see during this conference.
The Pixel Fold could debut at Google I / O
He Google Pixel Fold It is, without a doubt, Google’s most anticipated smartphone in recent years. The company, precisely, has previously confirmed that it is working on a device with a flexible screen, and in recent months we have seen a multitude of leaks about its appearance, screen, and functions. Until now, however, we did not know an approximate release date.
Google, in fact, has not confirmed that the so-called Pixel Fold will be presented during Google I / O. If it has been done by the leaker Jon Prosser, who previously revealed the exact launch and marketing dates of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7.
Porsser, specifically, stated in a tweet that the Google Pixel Fold It will be announced on May 10. That same day, the pre-sale will begin exclusively in the Google store, and later, on May 30, in authorized stores and distributors. It will not be until June 27 when Google’s folding is officially available.
Regarding the characteristics, the Google Pixel Fold is expected to arrive with a “book-type” format, where its flexible screen folds and unfolds horizontally, as if it were the cover of a book. It will also have two panels: an internal one of 7.57 inches, and an external one of 5.79 inchesas revealed by the portal 9mobiles.
The first mobile with a flexible screen from Google could also arrive with the Tensor G3 processor, although some rumors indicate that the smartphone It will have the same processor as the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, the Tensor G2. All this, with a 5,000 mAh battery. It is also likely that it includes a triple camera with a wide-angle sensor, another ultra-wide angle and a telephoto lens.
As for the price, everything indicates that the Pixel Fold will cost around 1,400 and 1,800 euros; a high cost, but very similar to that of the Galazy Z Fold 4, its main competitor.
Google could also announce the Pixel 7a
Another of the big Google I/O hardware announcements will be the Pixel 7a. At least, that’s what Jon Prosser claimed. in another tweet in which he revealed that the May 10Or it would be the day that Google presents and, in addition, puts up for sale this mid-range mobile that will completely replace the Pixel 6a.
The Pixel 7a, specifically, would cost $499; 50 euros more than its predecessor, and it will arrive with an identical practical design. That is to say, it will maintain the front with a flat screen, the rear in glass and that elongated photographic module so characteristic of the brand’s mobiles. Its specifications, yes, will be slightly higher.
The Pixel 7a is expected to arrive with the SoC Tensioner G2the same processor that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro include. It would keep the 6.1-inch screen, but with a rate of 90 Hz vs. 60Hz for the Pixel 6. Camera specs aren’t clear, but it will pack two sensors: a wide-angle and an ultra-wide. There are also no details about its battery, which could be slightly higher in terms of capacity, taking into account the new screen refresh rate.
The Pixel Tablet could finally go on sale
The PixelTablet it was first announced during the Google I/O in 2022. This, however, has not yet been officially released, and although there is no rumor to confirm it, Google could do so after this year’s developer conference. Its price, in fact, has already been leaked: it would cost between 600 and 650 euros.
As for the specifications, the Pixel Tablet will have a 10.95 inch screen; most likely with a QHD + resolution and a refresh rate. It will also include the first generation Tensor processor and will be available in two versions of internal storage: 128 or 256 GB.
The Pixel Tablet will also come with a speaker stand to use the tablet as a home media center. This will be sold separately, and It will be priced at about $120.
Will we see the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro?
Lastly, Google could reveal during the I / O of 2023 the design of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Design that, by the way, we have already been able to see before through different filtered images.
These reveal a continuous aspect, but with very interesting changes. For example, both models will be slightly more curved and they will have a flat screen, even in the Pro version, where until now they were curved on both sides. It is also expected that smartphones include a new depth sensor.
Probably, the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will come with better cameras, a more powerful own processor or new features for the camera. The price of the base model could be around 650 euros, while the Pro model could go on sale for 900 euros.