The source also reveals that the Pixel 7a will be priced the same as his Pixel 6a, with a retail price of $449. Previous rumors suggested that the Pixel 7a could be a big upgrade from the 6a, including a better screen, new cameras and wireless charging capabilities. The Pixel Fold is priced the same as the Galaxy Z Fold 4, starting at $1,799. As for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, his Pixel 8 codenamed “Shiba” could be smaller than his Pixel 7 at 6.3 inches, except the duo will be powered by his third model. no significant changes are expected. Generation Tensor Chip internally called “Zuma”.
Google’s current smartphone strategy is to release three phones a year, according to a new Android Authority report. That is, two flagship handsets and one low-end handset. A leak has revealed that Google is working on four of his phones for next year. His affordable Pixel 7a, Pixel 8 Duo, and the company’s first foldable smartphone. Today’s report, based on information from a “reliable source,” confirms rumors that Google will indeed release his four phones in 2023. His Pixel 7a, codenamed “Lynx,” and the Pixel Fold, apparently known internally as “Felix,” are expected to be unveiled in April or May.
The report says the Pixel 8a release hinges on the success of his Pixel 7a. So while the Pixel 8a, dubbed “Atika,” is in the pipeline, it may never see the light of day. Apparently, Google is considering moving the A-series to a two-year cycle. This means Google can release a new model every two years instead of updating its lineup every year. This is somewhat similar to his Apple strategy for the affordable iPhone SE. The Pixel 7a successor is also slightly more expensive, retailing at $499. Google makes some of the best budget phones, so emulating Apple here might not be a smart idea.
This Apple copy strategy has been carried over to the flagship model. Google is reportedly expanding its lineup to three models: A standard Pixel 9 phone and two Pro phones, including a 6.3-inch model called “Caiman” and a 6.7-inch model codenamed “Komodo”. Apple currently sells two standard and two Pro iPhone models, so expect the larger Pixel 9 Pro to essentially be the Pixel 9 Pro Max. seems ready to abandon the iPhone 15 Ultra, possibly rebranding the high-end model as the iPhone 15 Ultra.