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A leaked image of the Google Pixel 9 shows a new look and an additional camera.

When will the Google Pixel 9 be released?

Don’t believe the Pixel 9 range to launch anytime soon, as the Pixel 8 range only made its debut in October 2023.

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However, we have a good idea of when it will launch based on past Pixel launches, and we are almost positive that it will happen in 2024. This is because all Pixel devices—aside from the Pixel 5, which was unveiled in late September—were released in October, which leads us to assume that the Pixel 9 series will debut in or around October 2024.

Google Pixel 9 rumours

It shouldn’t surprise you that not much is currently known about the Google Pixel 9 range, as there are approximately ten months till its unveiling. While some components, like a new chipset, are virtually a given, others, like a reported enhancement to the Pixel’s virtual assistant, are still up in the air.

Now that we have cleared that up, let’s explore all the most recent leaks and rumors regarding the Google Pixel 9 lineup.

A New Chipset.

The Pixel 9’s chipset will likely be one of its most noticeable improvements. Every year, almost without fail, this capability is upgraded—not just for the Pixel line, but for almost all phones available today.

It appears likely that the Tensor G4 will be unveiled alongside the Pixel 9 since the current Tensor G3 was unveiled with the Pixel 8. That’s not to say the Tensor G3 is dead; it will probably still be a part of the high-end Pixel Fold 2 and the more affordable Pixel 8a somewhere in 2024. However, the Pixel 9 will have other priorities.

That also fits in well with the rumors of a GenAI-powered Google Assistant replacement. Although it is yet to appear on Google’s chipset, GenAI functionality is built into rival Dimensity and Snapdragon chipsets. If this is accurate, I believe we may infer the G4’s main priority item.

A bigger phone with a smaller screen.

Regarding this, the information that has leaked indicates that the regular Pixel 9 will have a screen that is 6.1 inches in size, which is marginally less than the Pixel 8’s 6.2 inches.

It’s interesting to note that, despite having a smaller screen, the phone is reportedly significantly larger (though marginally thinner) than the Pixel 8. Its overall dimensions are reportedly 152.8 x 71.9 x 8.5mm (or 12mm with the camera protrusion). In contrast, the Pixel 8 measures 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9 mm.

It makes sense to proceed carefully with this information in light of the Pixel 9 leaks’ early stages and these somewhat dubious proportions. That being said, this specific source is genuine. More leaks are likely to appear before the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro ship in October, giving us a better idea of what to expect and whether the initial leak is accurate.

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Google Pixel 9 camera.

Given the lens’s square shape, it is most likely a periscope design, which would provide a longer-range zoom than traditional telephoto cameras. Since the Pixel 8 Pro has a 5x zoom periscope lens, we may see it here, but for now, that’s just a guess.

The third lens will likely be ultra-wide, given that the Pixel 8 includes an ultra-wide camera; however, Google may replace it with a macro camera or something else. The source says they are unsure of the other lenses. One will be a conventional wide-angle lens.

In all cases, the Pixel 9 may be a noticeably better phone for taking pictures because it has a third back camera for telephoto photographs, in addition to the two wide and ultra-wide ones found on the Pixel 8.

This would be fantastic news for anyone looking for one of the greatest camera phones who doesn’t want to spend the money on the Pixel 9 Pro or have that phone’s probably huge screen. Photography is already one of the Pixel line’s major qualities.

A new, exclusive virtual assistant

As we briefly mentioned earlier, another popular rumor regarding the Google Pixel 9 series is that it will replace the standard Google Assistant with a more comprehensive one.

Google’s Gemini AI model, which is a rival to ChatGPT 4.0 and provides “current state-of-the-art results on 30 of the 32 widely used academic benchmarks used in large language model (LLM) research and development,” is rumored to power the virtual assistant, code-named “Pixie.”

It follows Google’s PaLM 2.0’s ability to effectively compete with OpenAI’s widely used artificial intelligence. If you’re interested in the underlying technology, check out the DEVICE INSIDERS for more updated information

According to the information, the Google Pixel 9 will be the first device to have a sophisticated virtual assistant, but that won’t be the only Google device. The article said, “Eventually, Google wants to bring the features to its lower-end phones and devices like its watch,” but it did not indicate when that would happen.

Furthermore, it is unclear at this time how Pixie will differ from the standard Google Assistant. It is still reasonable to think that everything will be generated on-device, removing concerns about privacy and internet connectivity, which have up until now been two of the most important aspects of GenAI. It should also be able to offer a far more customized virtual assistant experience.

What is the price of the Google Pixel 9 OR 9 Pro?

This suggests that the standard Pixel 9 might cost £699/$699, while the Pixel 9 Pro might cost £999/$999, though those prices are still in doubt.

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