Google Pixel Products We Expect in 2023: Pixel Fold, Pixel 8 and More - CNET

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Google usually announces caller Pixel products passim the year, but 2023 could extremity up being a peculiarly important infinitesimal for the company's instrumentality line. Google is rumored to beryllium releasing its archetypal foldable phone, which would straight vie with Samsung's proven enactment of Galaxy Z Fold devices. 

Google besides introduced its ain ChatGPT rival, Bard, which it opened up to the nationalist in March. It wouldn't beryllium astonishing to spot caller developments to Bard and perceive astir Google's different AI ambitions during its I/O league successful May. 

Both imaginable announcements would further awesome that tech giants are reasoning astir what's adjacent for the smartphone and the apps that tally connected these devices successful 2023. Samsung and Motorola, for example, some introduced caller conception devices earlier this twelvemonth with slidable and rollable screens, which could 1 time win today's foldables. And Microsoft has its ain revamped mentation of Bing that uses AI to supply much nonstop and conversational answers, giving Google stronger contention successful the hunt arena it's dominated for years.   

Here's a look astatine what we're expecting from Google this year, based connected rumors, reports and the company's emblematic merchandise motorboat schedule. We'll beryllium updating this communicative regularly arsenic much leaks and reports surface. 

Pixel 7A

The backmost  of Google's Pixel 6A phone

Google's Pixel 6A from past year.

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If past repeats itself, Google volition merchandise a cheaper mentation of the Pixel 7 known arsenic the Pixel 7A successful the outpouring oregon summer. Google introduced the Pixel 6A astatine Google I/O past twelvemonth earlier putting it connected merchantability successful July. That means we mightiness beryllium conscionable weeks distant from learning astir the Pixel 7A, if Google does determine to denote it astatine its yearly developer league again this year.

We won't cognize thing for definite until Google debuts the Pixel 7A, but immoderate leaks and reports person provided clues astir what it mightiness include. Developer Kuba Wojciechowski, who claims to person recovered details perchance referring to the Pixel 7A successful the Android codebase, suggests the Pixel 7A could person a surface with a higher 90Hz refresh complaint and wireless charging. 

That mightiness not dependable excessively exciting, but it's notable due to the fact that these 2 features are absent from the 6A. By bringing them to the Pixel 7A, Google would further adjacent the spread betwixt its premium and budget-friendly phones. 

Another purported leak from Vietnamese website Zing News suggests the Pixel 7A volition person a 6.1-inch surface conscionable similar the 6A and a plan that resembles the Pixel 7.

If the Pixel 7A follows successful the Pixel 6A's footsteps, we tin expect it to person the aforesaid Tensor G2 processor arsenic the Pixel 7, but a camera that's a measurement down. 

Pixel Fold

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung is presently the person erstwhile it comes to foldable phones similar the Z Fold 4, but possibly Google could springiness it immoderate competition.

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Aside from Apple, Google is 1 of the lone large phone-makers that hasn't released a foldable telephone oregon discussed plans to bash so. But that could alteration successful the adjacent future. Reports from 9to5Google and WinFuture suggest Google's archetypal foldable Pixel instrumentality could get arsenic soon arsenic June.

The telephone could debar the Samsung Z Fold series' tall, bladed plan successful favour of a shorter, wider format with a look that's akin to the Oppo Find N oregon Microsoft Surface Duo, according to reports and leaks from 9to5Google and YouTube property Dave2D. Code successful the beta for Android 13, which Wojciechowski says helium discovered, besides suggests the Pixel Fold would person a camera with main, ultrawide and telephoto lenses. 

Google is known for undercutting rivals similar Apple and Samsung connected terms with its regular Pixel phones. If Google does merchandise a foldable phone, I'm hoping it takes a akin approach. Samsung presently dominates foldable phones with 62% of the marketplace successful the archetypal fractional of 2022, according to Counterpoint Research, truthful it'll beryllium absorbing to spot if Google tin springiness Samsung immoderate worthwhile competition. 

Sales of foldable phones are growing, but they inactive marque up conscionable a fraction of the broader smartphone market. Global shipments are expected to turn by 52% year-over-year successful 2023, according to Counterpoint, reaching 22.7 cardinal units. But erstwhile you see that 304 cardinal smartphones are estimated to person been shipped successful the 4th fourth of 2022 based connected Counterpoint's findings, 22.7 cardinal successful a full twelvemonth seems similar a driblet successful the ocean. 

Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

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Google typically releases caller flagship Pixel phones successful the fall, and we're expecting the institution to travel that aforesaid signifier successful 2023. We won't cognize what's successful store for Google's Pixel 8 and 8 Pro until it announces those devices. 

However, Google's updates person been precise camera-centric successful caller years, with the Pixel 7 lineup gaining improved zoom and the Pixel 7 Pro receiving a caller macro photography mode. With the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which were the archetypal Pixels to tally connected Google's Tensor chips, we saw caller features similar Magic Eraser, Face Unblur and Real Tone. With that successful mind, it wouldn't beryllium astonishing to spot Google propulsion the camera adjacent further connected the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, though we won't cognize precisely what that looks similar conscionable yet. Both phones volition besides apt person a caller Tensor processor, too.

Leaks person been scarce truthful far, but determination person been a fewer reports claiming to supply details astir Google's adjacent brace of Pixels. WinFuture reports the caller phones volition tally connected Android 14, which is expected to beryllium the adjacent large mentation of Android, and volition person 12GB of RAM. Well-known gadget leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer besides partnered with blogs MySmartPrice and SmartPrix to people what are said to beryllium renderings of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. 

Android 14

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Android 14 is presently disposable successful a preview mode for developers, with the last consumer-ready mentation expected to get successful the fall. Google releases caller Android features and Pixel-specific features passim the year, but its yearly mentation upgrades usually supply sweeping platform-wide improvements. 

Android 13, for example, introduced much colour options for Google's Material You interface, end-to-end encryption for RCS radical chats successful Messages and much privateness protections, specified arsenic the enactment to assistance apps entree to a constricted enactment of photos alternatively of your full library. 

Based connected what we cognize astir Android 14 so far, it seems similar Google volition proceed gathering connected these themes by making improvements related to powerfulness efficiency, privateness and accessibility. We'll apt find retired much astatine Google's I/O developer league successful May. 

Pixel Tablet

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Google is taking a caller attack to tablets with its upcoming Pixel Tablet, which volition person a talker charging dock that turns it into a Nest Hub erstwhile docked.

The institution hasn't revealed overmuch astir its upcoming tablet, but it did supply immoderate details during its past Pixel lawsuit successful October. Other than its talker dock, we besides learned that the tablet volition person a nano-ceramic coating inspired by porcelain and volition tally connected the Tensor G2 processor recovered successful the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. 

Google said it plans to motorboat the tablet successful 2023, though it didn't supply specifics. We're expecting to larn much astatine Google I/O oregon successful the fall, erstwhile the institution typically holds its Pixel merchandise motorboat event. 

More AI successful Google Search and elsewhere

Waitlist leafage   for Google Bard

Joining the Bard waitlist lone takes a fewer taps/clicks.

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Following the occurrence of ChatGPT, generative AI has been everyplace successful 2023 -- and that includes successful Google's products. The institution already introduced its AI-powered hunt chatbot Bard and announced new AI features for Gmail and Google Docs for generating drafts and rewriting emails. 

But we're expecting AI to beryllium a ascendant inclination astatine Google I/O league this year, particularly arsenic it seeks to support gait with Microsoft and different rivals. Google reportedly issued a codification red successful December aft ChatGPT debuted, according to The New York Times, truthful it wouldn't beryllium astonishing to spot Google usage its league arsenic an accidental to asseverate its authorization successful AI. 

AI has been a salient taxable astatine Google I/O before. Last year, for example, Google discussed improvements to automation, similar car translation and transcription for video, arsenic good arsenic updates to Search that marque it amended astatine handling questions that harvester substance and images. With each the attraction Microsoft's Bing has garnered acknowledgment to its incorporation of AI, Google volition apt marque AI and Search a centerpiece of its I/O presentation. 

Pixel Watch 2 

Google Pixel Watch James Martin/CNET

Google hasn't discussed plans for aboriginal Pixel Watches, nor person determination been galore leaks oregon rumors astir what's adjacent for Google's smartwatch. But since Google's Pixel phones travel a yearly cadence -- arsenic bash the Pixel Watch's biggest competitors similar the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch -- it wouldn't beryllium astonishing to spot the Pixel Watch travel suit. 

Based connected Google's existent absorption for the Pixel Watch, we tin astir apt expect to spot the aforesaid circular plan connected its sequel. The latest mentation of Wear OS, which we're expecting to perceive much astir astatine Google I/O, volition besides apt marque an appearance. I'm besides hoping to spot longer artillery beingness and a fewer other wellness and fitness-tracking features, specified arsenic auto-workout detection.

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