The Google Pixel Tablet is expected… well, Google’s tablet, the clue is in the name. First announced at Google IO 2022.
This came as a complete surprise, as there was no indication that Google was working on a new slate, other than job ads. However, Google not only confirmed that it’s working on one now, but also showed an image of a Pixel tablet and shared some initial details.
Since then, the company has showcased its Pixel Tablet elsewhere at the launch of the Google Pixel 7. This wasn’t the full announcement yet, but it gave us a good idea of what to expect.
Below is everything we’ve heard about the Google Pixel Tablet so far, including both what Google told us and various leaks. increase.
get to the point
- what is that? Google’s upcoming tablet
- When are you coming out? 2023
- How much will it cost? still don’t know
Google Pixel tablet release date and price
Google has confirmed that it’s aiming to launch the Pixel Tablet in 2023, so it’ll be quite a while before it’s available for purchase.
The company couldn’t give us more specifics, but there are two points in the year when Google tends to release new hardware, so it’s based on our knowledge of when we’ll see it. We can make a guess.
Then there’s the launch of new numbered Pixel models. This is done towards the end of the year, but usually he is done in October. So while it’s clear that Google will announce his Pixel tablet at one of these events, it’s entirely possible he’ll have a tablet announced at another point in 2023 instead.
Google sounded unconvinced that the Slate would be released by the end of 2023, so of the two possible options, we think October is the most likely. There is work left.
So far, we do not know the price of the tablet. The company hasn’t released any other tablets recently, so it’s hard to say just how high-end the Google Pixel Tablet is.
Confirmed information for Google Pixel tablets
Google has shared some images of Pixel tablets. Two of them are shown above and two more below.
The slate, shown here in white, has a curvilinear back, a “premium nano-ceramic finish”, fairly large bezels around the screen, and single-lens cameras on both the front and back.
We think this will probably be a mid-range slate rather than a high-end, given its design a bit like the Google Home Hub without a stand, so it could be a competitor to the basic iPad iPad Pro 11 or Samsung Galaxy Tab. 10.2 or iPad Air (2022) than S8 Ultra.
That said, Google has confirmed it will use the same Tensor G2 chipset as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, so it should draw a reasonable amount of power.
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Of course, we also know that the Pixel Tablet will run Android, specifically Android 12L, which is designed for large-screen devices. And since it’s a Google device, you’re guaranteed to get lots of software updates. You can also get them quickly.
The Pixel Tablet is designed to work with the charging speaker dock pictured below.
This turns your slate into a smart home device like the Google Home Hub or Nest Hub Max. As the name suggests, this keeps your Pixel tablet charged and gives you better speakers than the tablet itself.
The Pixel Tablet seems easy to both dock and undock using magnets. This charging speaker dock is handy whenever your Pixel Tablet is at home and is built to act as both a slate and a smart home display.
Google Pixel tablet leaks and rumors
Otherwise, it’s in the realm of leaks and rumors, and so far we’ve seen Google tablets certified to support styluses. That means it’s very likely that Pixel tablets will.
Beyond that, Google doesn’t tend to change the camera hardware it uses too often and it’s a new sensor in the range, so it’s possible it’ll have the same 50MP rear camera as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7. We can assume that there is.
However, you might not get much of a smartphone camera experience. camera app code (opens in new tab) Point out missing features. Apparently, it may lack 4K video recording, or certain features such as video slow motion or audio zoom.
We’ve also heard rumors that the tablet will be a fairly low-spec, affordable tablet, with a projected 4GB of RAM. GPS and cellular connectivity features may also be unavailable.
128GB and 256GB storage options and a 10.95-inch screen size are mentioned in the leak. It also states that the tablet is in an internal testing phase as of the end of September 2022.
That said, a recent leak shows slightly better specs, including 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 1600 x 2560 LCD display and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The source of this leak claims that a second dock will be available for the Pixel Tablet. This time it is offered without speakers. Additionally, both a Pixel Tablet and a Pixel Tablet Pro were previously rumored, but it is said that only the Pro version will be launched (although it probably doesn’t have Pro in the name). This might explain why the specs leaked here are better than those leaked further.
Some pictures of the device are also provided. pic.twitter.com/ctKWQoVDCTJanuary 26, 2023
The same source also shared one new image of the slate and its dock. You can see this in the tweet above.
Also, Google may have inadvertently revealed the software running on Pixel tablets.
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