A long-rumored Google Pixel device may be just a few months away.
According to reports (based on retail listings) from both 9to5Google(Opens in a new tab) and WinFuture(Opens in a new tab), Google will launch a pair of new devices in June: The Google Pixel 7a and the Pixel Fold. That would mean the devices would be in stores roughly a month after Google’s annual I/O conference(Opens in a new tab), set to begin on May 10. I/O has traditionally been software-focused, but last year saw the announcements of multiple devices, like the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch.
Curiously, launching the Pixel 7a in June would put Google a month ahead of schedule compared to previous years. The Pixel 6a hit store shelves in July last year.
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Those retail listings didn’t stop with a launch date, though.
We also got a few other juicy bits of info. For starters, the leaks suggest the Pixel Fold will come in at least a 256GB storage variant, with carbon and porcelain as the color options. The 7a, meanwhile, might only come in a 128GB model with carbon, cotton, and Arctic blue as the color choices.
Sadly, we didn’t get exact price figures for either device. And aside from colors and storage, there’s still not a lot of firm info to go on about either device. Previous reporting about the Pixel Fold indicated it would unfold into a large, notepad-like display, similar to a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold device. As for the 7a, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s basically a Pixel 7 with some minor improvements and minor compromises to keep the price down. That would follow in the footsteps of every other Pixel A-series phone.
Google I/O can’t get here soon enough for Pixel-heads.