The smartphone industry is in a strange state these days. 2022 saw bad news for manufacturers. Even when some of the best Android smartphones hit the market, shipments continued to decline amid economic turmoil and consumers sticking with older devices for longer. These rough seas are bound to shake up plans for future devices, as we’ve seen recently with Samsung’s plans to emulate Apple’s success at the high end, though only Samsung beats his iPhone in this race. It seems not. A leaked Pixels potential roadmap through 2025 suggests that Google has some big ideas for future phones.
Officials at the Android Authority have released a leaked version of Google’s hardware plans for the next three years. This started with his two new devices in early spring and continues through the fall of 2025. This — it’s important to take all this with a grain of salt. The roadmap shows the company looking to dramatically expand his Pixel lineup while reducing its focus on lower-end, more affordable models. This is certainly a gamble for Google, but if this report is correct, it could be looking to completely reinvent the smartphone.
2023: Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8 series
But let’s start in 2023. There are only a few surprises in 2023. The Android Authority’s report begins with the Google I/O-timed launches of the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold. That’s in line with recent rumors of the company’s first-gen foldable, while aligning with the A-series’ usual timeframe. The 7a sounds like a good replacement for its predecessor. Despite rumors of adding wireless charging and a 90Hz display, the 7a is expected to keep its $449 price tag for another year.
When it comes to the Fold, the $1,800 price tag certainly seems to be true. Expect to pay big bucks for Google’s futuristic foldable product. Especially if you want to see something more sophisticated in the future.
The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are expected to launch next fall. We don’t know much about the specifics, but it sounds like the next generation of small changes to Google’s flagship series. We’ve already seen the Pixel 7 slim down from its predecessor, but this is another step in the direction of its smaller flagship. Pixel 8 Pro keeps the larger size.
2024: Pixel 8a and Pixel 9 series
are you still with us? Because things start to get complicated in 2024. And, in this writer’s opinion, it’s a little vague. For starters, it’s unclear if Google plans to launch the Pixel 8a (codenamed “akita”) or shift the lineup to a semi-annual release schedule. This is the first sign that the company is trying to mirror Apple’s strategy with his iPhone SE, and frankly, it’s a terrible plan.
By all accounts, the A series has been a huge success for Google. In fact, it was the Pixel 3a that really got the ball rolling for the company. Pulling back the series to focus on pricier flagships is sure to irritate the die-hard fanbase of A-series buyers. It all depends on how you sell it, but if it comes in 2024, be prepared for a price hike.The roadmap doesn’t detail anything about the phone’s specs, but it’s a price increase of up to $500 can be seen.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 9 series is set to expand. In addition to his usual Pixel 9 (no codename) and Pixel 9 Pro (“komodo”), Google wants to launch a smaller version of his Pixel 9 Pro. At 6.3 inches, this model (codenamed “Caiman”) is effectively the size of his current Pixel 7, but more often than not, users will opt for the larger model. Pursue the success of smartphones such as the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Oh, and what about potential Fold successors? Google has a second-gen model in the pipeline, but of course it all depends on how the Pixel Fold performs in 2023. It may be discarded. Given how rough the company’s first-generation hardware usually arrives, When Given the $1,800 price tag, it’s hard to see how the Pixel Fold would have been a sales success, but you never know. It’s just a question of when the hardware will finally hit stores.
2025: The clamshell Pixel Fold and the Pixel 10 series
Finally, let’s see what 2025 will look like. Of all the elements in this report, it’s important to approach this lineup with the most skepticism. That’s nearly three years away, and he offers two diverging paths for the company to take. So anything is possible.
In either scenario, Google wants to launch four flagship phones, but what the lineup will be depends on yet another foldable phone. This time it’s the Galaxy Z Flip-esque Pixel Fold, due out in fall 2025. That’s almost six years after Samsung’s first clamshell device and seven generations of the concept for one of Google’s rivals. I’m giving you the chance to repeat.
It also floats in the air. If Google launches a Pixel Flip (for lack of a better codename), it will come backed by his Pixel 10 which is standard and two of his Pixel 10 Pros available in small and large sizes. If the clamshell device were to be scrapped, it would be replaced with a larger, standard Pixel 10 (think iPhone 14 Plus). It’s an odd move given Apple’s recent fuss over the poor sales of his Mini successor. It’s rare to find a Pixel 7 Pro-sized model online that doesn’t have a telephoto lens or other Pro-only features, but perhaps his stance on the Android market could lead to a different outcome.
We could see yet another Pixel Fold successor in 2025, but that too would depend on the performance of the first-generation unit.
Personally, I think the focus on going head-to-head with Apple using rival tactics is bound to be a nasty move. Google is well behind Apple and Samsung in sales. Recent reports It was suggested that the company has sold less than 30 million pixels since the original launched in 2016. It’s hard to see how the numbers will grow as more (and more expensive) devices flood the market, but with Android competition dropping to an all-time low, all possible There is a nature.
After all, the phone industry can change in an instant. Many analysts expect a full recession next year. Focusing on higher-end mobile phone releases can be risky. Especially if consumers will continue to use their devices for long periods of time. Ultimately, time will tell how accurate this report is, but one thing he knows for sure. Either way, Google has big plans for his Pixel series. Do not expect to appear in the cemetery immediately.