What you need to know
- The upcoming Pixel tablet is expected to be fully unveiled at Google I/O 2023 on May 10.
- The new information details some key specs of the device, including its chipset and RAM.
- Charging the speakers can be included with the 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 predict a full launch is imminent for the tablet, which we expect to go on sale later this year. 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 chip will power the Pixel Tablet, the same SoC that powers the company’s Pixel 7 smartphones. Additionally, it will run Android 13 as expected and will have 8GB of RAM along with two different unspecified storage sizes. The tablet is likely to come in 128GB and 256GB.
In terms of design, the device will apparently have a privacy switch for the camera and microphone, a feature that was recently spotted in new renders. 9to5 also reports that the Pixel Tablet will be available in four colors, including the beige and green shades we’ve already seen, though the remaining two colors are currently unknown.
Additional details in the report reiterate points that 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 reportedly won’t include a charging brick with the device.
Given how close we are to Google I/O 2023, there’s a good chance the information is accurate. We expect a full reveal at the event on May 10, where the full spec sheet and details will be made available. However, the device may not be available immediately after the show, with 9to5’s sources pointing towards June.
The new Pixel Fold details also indicate that the fold 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.