Before the Google Pixel 9 officially came out, some pictures got out early. It’s the new Google Pixel phone, and people are interested. Websites like MySmartPrice and OnLeaks showed some pictures of it. The way it looks is quite different from the older Pixel phones, especially the Pixel 8. Even though the Pixel 8 is still pretty new, people already have pictures of the Pixel 9. OnLeaks and MySmartPrice joined forces to share these pictures. The Pixel 9 looks a bit like an iPhone with its flat edges.
The Pixel 9 is going to be the smallest main Google phone in a long time, according to leaked pictures and measurements (162.7 x 76.6 x 8.5mm). The screen will be 6.5 inches and flat, like a TV. It might be really clear with something called 2K resolution and can refresh 120 times per second, which is amazing.
The phone is a bit thicker now, about 12mm, and the back camera part looks different. Instead of stretching across the whole phone, the cameras are inside a bump that’s like a stretched-out oval. It’s kind of like how the camera is on the Pixel Fold. The Pixel 9 will also have a bit smaller screen, 6.5 inches instead of 6.7 like the Pixel 8 Pro, as said by MySmartPrice.
Price and Release date
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro got more expensive by $100. We believe the Pixel 9 series will have the same prices for one more generation, just like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 did. But things can change, especially with prices going up around the world. If we don’t have any proof otherwise, we’re just guessing that the Pixel 9 could cost $700, and the Pixel 9 Pro might be $1,000.
As for when it comes out, Google usually launches new Pixel phones in the first week of October. We don’t think that will change anytime soon. So, expect the Pixel 9 series to be announced early in October 2024, and you can buy them in stores a week later. If you’re looking for something new sooner or at a lower cost, the Pixel 8a might be available earlier in the year.
Expected Features of Google Pixel 9
- Flat edges and rounded corners, similar to Apple and Samsung’s design trends.
- Camera bar on the back, resembling the Pixel Fold’s style.
- Leaked information suggests a potential 6.5-inch screen size.
- Overall dimensions are similar to the Pixel 8 Pro, possibly indicating a 6.7-inch screen.
- Expected to feature the Tensor G4 chipset, a slight improvement over the Tensor G3.
- Originally planned as a custom in-house chipset, but recent reports suggest a delay to 2025 with the Pixel 10.
- Likely to continue using a modified Samsung Exynos chipset rather than TSMC’s 3nm node.
- Potential for improved performance, although not matching the powerhouse capabilities of Apple or Samsung.
- Expected to support Qi2, a significant upgrade to wireless charging that includes MagSafe-style pucks.
- Positioned as an early contender in adopting this new charging standard.
Future Upgrade Consideration
- Users interested in raw performance may consider waiting for the Pixel 10, rumored to have a fully custom, in-house chip in 2025.
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