Google usually keeps its Pixel announcements pretty secretive, even if it leaks them some way in advance, but it’s never going to be as big as this roadmap is showing us before. A new leaked roadmap shows some pretty juicy details of Google’s Pixel lineup through 2025.
Of course, leaks don’t tell the whole story. The key detail worth noting here is that the roadmap more or less shows what consumers can expect from Google’s Pixel line over the next three years, some surprising and some not. I have. Needless to say, a leak of this magnitude must definitely be one of the larger leaks on mobile devices.
If accurate, consumers will know what Google plans to launch in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
Here’s what you can expect from the Pixel roadmap next year.
First, 2023 looks like it will be the year we see some Pixel devices. The two devices are somewhat familiar (at least by name) to the general public. Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a. According to the leak, both of these devices will be announced at his 2023 Google I/O and could go on sale shortly thereafter.
2023 will reportedly continue with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro launching in the fall, codenamed Shiba and Husky, respectively. Neither of his Pixel 8 smartphones are expected to undergo major changes, appearing to be sleeker. The leak states that the Pixel 8 will have an overall smaller form factor and a slightly smaller display than his Pixel 7.
In 2024, Google could launch the Pixel 8a, codenamed Akita. Whether or not Google actually launches may depend on the success of the Pixel 7a. The leak suggests that Google wants to move away from its annual A-series launches. Instead, he wants to launch a new A-series phone every two years. This is to coincide with the launch of Apple and SE series mobile phones. However, when it goes on sale, the price of the device will rise to $499.
The fall 2024 Pixel 9 series launch is where things start to get more interesting. Here, Google is said to be planning three of his Pixel flagships. These include the Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro (codenamed Komodo), and a smaller version of the Pro. This his second Pro model (codenamed Caiman) retains all the same features. But use the smaller 6.3 inch display instead of the 6.7 inch.
Google May We also plan to launch a second foldable in 2024, depending on the success of the first foldable. As for 2025, Google’s plans are said to potentially include four major Pixel devices: a base-level and two pro-level flagships, and a third to be completed with the Galaxy Z Flip. Foldable. Again, these plans are subject to change depending on the launch success of the previous year.
Alternatively, if the Flip-style foldable is scrapped, Google will release a smaller version of the base Pixel flagship. So the base Pixel has one standard size and one small size, and the same goes for the Pro model.
Naturally, these are all just leaks. And with nothing confirmed, almost everything very far away and a lot of variance, things don’t exactly swing like this. It’s an interesting glimpse of the planning possibilities.