Google Pixel Tablet: News and Expected Price, Release Date, Specs; and More Rumors

Google's tablet is confirmed for 2023, and we might see a Pixel Tablet Pro

If you're familiar with the Pixel Slate, Pixel C, or Nexus tablets, then you know a Google-branded tablet isn't a new idea. The company first teased the Pixel Tablet in May 2022, and then offered a closer look at its October 2022 Made by Google event.

When Will the Pixel Tablet Be Released?

Typically, at least when it comes to tech devices, the first step in understanding more about a product is uncovering a patent describing it (or roughly describing it). Google filed this patent in early 2019.

However, unlike other products that don't move beyond the patent stage, the company teased this tablet at the May 2022 Google I/O event and offered a closer look in October. The Pixel Tablet will hit shelves in 2023, Google says.

Pixel Tablet Price Rumors

Google hasn't revealed the Pixel Tablet's price, and there aren't any trustworthy rumors yet. But if we consider what Google charges for their other devices and how competing companies price their tablets, we can formulate a guess.

For example, the latest iPhone starts at $799, and the current iPad is less than half of that, at $330. Google's Pixel 7 starts at $599. If they plan to have a similar price ratio for their tablet, the Pixel Tablet might cost around $300.

Google hasn't released a tablet since 2018. If they plan to compete with Apple's iPad, which seems to be most people's go-to tablet, a more competitive price might be in order.

There might also be a Pixel Tablet Pro, which will cost a bit more.

Pre-Order Information

Details about when you can pre-order the Google tablet will be known closer to its launch date.

Google Tablet Features

We've heard that the Pixel Tablet might ship with a 64-bit-only build of Android 13. According to Mishaal Rahman, this should reduce memory use, but it also means it won't be able to run 32-bit apps.

Pixel Tablet Specs and Hardware

Google's confirmed scant details about its latest tablet.

The tablet appears to look and feel like a Nest Hub because it can be paired with a Charging Speaker Dock. The dock both charges the tablet and functions as a speaker, as well as a hands-free receiver for your Google Assistant requests. You can dock and undock it at any time.

Similar to the Pixel Watch, the tablet provides easy mobile access to your smart home devices, meaning you can do things like turn down the lights or adjust the thermostat directly from the tablet.

Some information has surfaced via developer Kuba Wojciechowski, reported by 91mobiles. As of September 2022, that source says that Google has shipped some Pixel tablets to India for engineering validation tests. The specs they picked up include 128–256 GB of storage, a 10.95-inch display, and Wi-Fi 6 support.

Something else we have is the patent linked above. But it's unhelpful in describing the device's specs (plus, we're not even sure it's for this tablet). Below is all it has to say about what the document (translated from Japanese) depicts:

This article is an information terminal provided with a display unit and capable of displaying an image on the display unit.

So, yeah, not very helpful!

Another look at what an updated Pixel tablet from Google could look like is, of course, Google's short video above. But we also have 3D renders via LetsGoDigital and Giuseppe Spinelli. They're based on the patent's images and inspired by the Pixel 6.

There just aren't any solid details we can list here just yet. It's assumed, like most tablets, this one will have all the basics: front and back-facing cameras (the same 8MP sensor as the selfie camera on the regular Pixel 6), finger or face authentication, 4 GB of RAM, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

Google's tablet might also support 5G. More and more 5G devices are coming out to take advantage of the greater speeds afforded by that tech, so it'd be odd to see this released with mobile connectivity that stops at 4G. Then again, it might be Wi-Fi only, and we've also heard it might not even have GPS hardware.

The Pixel Tablet will have Google's in-house chip, the Tensor G2, like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

There might also be multiple USB-C ports—one for charging and others for peripheral devices. The company will probably come out with its own side devices if they plan to market this as a laptop-level machine. They could mimic Apple and offer a corresponding cover, keyboard, and digital stylus.

The Pixel Tablet Pro, if it's real, will indeed have some hardware upgrades to differentiate it from the standard model. We're thinking a better camera system, more storage, mobile connectivity if the standard model doesn't have it, and the Google Tensor G2 chip.

Be sure to bookmark this page; we'll update it with a specs list as we learn more.

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