Google’s Pixel tablet is expected to arrive next year, but before that there will be a few steps before the slate officially enters mass production. According to the latest update, the device has entered the Technical Validation (EVT) phase, with details such as its display size and storage variants also provided.
Pixel tablet may launch with 11-inch screen, plus two internal storage variants, no resolution details given yet
Google getting into the tablet game may take a while, as 91mobiles reports that developer Kuba Wojciechowsk has updated the release on the product’s progress. For those confused about the term EVT, it means Google has finished prototyping the Pixel tablet, which means the hardware and design are likely finalized. The tech giant has apparently sent units to India for further testing and certification.
Unfortunately, a significant portion of the official specs of the Pixel tablet are not available to us, but the latest report claims that the device will have an 11-inch display, coupled with 128GB and 256GB internal storage variants. It’s unclear if the existing storage is expandable via a microSD card, but given that none of the current Pixel smartphones have ever shipped with expandable storage, we shouldn’t get our hopes up unnecessarily.
It also supports Wi-Fi 6, which isn’t the latest standard like Wi-Fi 6E, but most users won’t mind that. The slate is expected to run the 64-bit-only version of Android 13 and will sport a dual-camera setup on the back. Unfortunately, there is no information on the camera specs and how it works. The most disappointing news is that the tablet might not compete with cellular versions of Apple’s iPad family, as it is said to lack a modem.
As for Google’s expected launch timeframe, the Pixel tablet is expected to ship with the Tensor G2, which will power the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Instead, a rumor is circulating that Google will use the first-generation Tensor, which will infuriate many customers, especially if they have to pay top dollar for the device. That’s all the information we have at the moment, but as we approach the new year, we’ll continue to update our readers, so stay tuned.
Source of information: 91mobiles