What you need to know
- The upcoming Pixel Tablet is expected to fully launch at Google I/O 2023 on May 10.
- New information details some key specs of the device, including its chipset and RAM.
- The Charging Speaker Dock may be included with purchase of the tablet, and the device will go on sale sometime after Google I/O.
Google first announced its upcoming Pixel Tablet at Google I/O 2022. Now, with Google I/O 2023 just around the corner, we anticipate a full launch is imminent for the tablet, which we expect to go on sale later this year. However, you may not have to wait to learn some of those details, as the latest leak gives us more insight into the specs, design, and more.
According to information obtained by 9to5Google, the Tensor G2 chipset will power the Pixel Tablet, the very same SoC that powers the company's Pixel 7 smartphones. In addition, it will run Android 13 as expected and feature 8GB of RAM along with two different unspecified storage sizes. It's likely the tablet could come with 128GB and 256GB.
As far as design, the device will apparently feature a privacy switch for the camera and mic, a feature that was recently spotted in new renders. 9to5 also reports that the Pixel Tablet will be available in four colorways, including the beige and green hues we've already seen, although the two remaining colors are unknown at this time.
Additional details in the report reiterate points Google has already revealed about the tablet, including the aluminum chassis and "premium nanoceramic finish."
The tablet will also come with the Charging Speaker Dock, which will allow the device to act as a Google Assistant smart home hub. Since the dock can charge the tablet, Google will reportedly not include a charging brick with the device.
Given how close we are to Google I/O 2023, there's a good chance that the information is accurate. We expect a full unveiling at the event on May 10, where the complete spec sheet and details will be made available. However, the device may not be available immediately after the show, with 9to5's sources pointing toward June.
New Pixel Fold details also indicate the foldable will be available in June and that it will cost a pretty penny. It's not clear how much Google plans to sell the Pixel Tablet for.
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This is what I'm getting this year, not the Fold.:cool:Reply
Not interested in the Fold ?B. Diddy said:This is what I'm getting this year, not the Fold.:cool:
Nah, I don't want a phone to be bulky, and I wouldn't like the size and proportions of an unfolded screen. If I want to use a tablet, I want a 16:9 or 16:10 screen.mustang7757 said:Not interested in the Fold ?
Looking at the specs, I expect this to flop mightily.Reply
That's the spirit!:rolleyes:;)Reply
I'm getting one. It's not the specs that make this special, it's the dock and the rumored family recognition functionality. Supposedly it will recognize different users and will load that users specific profile. That's what I am looking forward to, if all the rumors are true.Reply
You misunderstood, I mean the specs are too good for it to be cheap, which is the only way it had a chance.Scott337 said:I'm getting one. It's not the specs that make this special, it's the dock and the rumored family recognition functionality. Supposedly it will recognize different users and will load that users specific profile. That's what I am looking forward to, if all the rumors are true.
Honestly, I'll start rooting for Google again when they make something that works properly lol. As I've said before, they've been in the game toolong and have too much capital for us to keep giving them passes.B. Diddy said:That's the spirit!:rolleyes:;)
Good point. I hope they offer it at an affordable price and not overinflated.fuzzylumpkin said:You misunderstood, I mean the specs are too good for it to be cheap, which is the only way it had a chance.
I choose to remain positive about the possibilities. I've had good experiences with most Google hardware, so I'm looking forward to it. And I really want a decent tablet that's not a Samsung device.Reply