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Google may launch Pixel 9 Pro Fold instead of Pixel Fold 2: Know what’s coming

Google is rumoured to announce a Pixel 9 Pro Fold instead of Pixel Fold 2 this year. Additionally, we may see four Pixel 9 smartphones in 2024, check the details.

| Updated on: Apr 17 2024, 13:14 IST
From Google Pixel 8a to Android 15, what to expect at Google I/O 2024
Google may launch Pixel 9 Pro Fold instead of Pixel Fold 2
1/5 Google I/O 2024 time and place: Google has announced that its annual developer conference will kick off on May 14 at 10:30 PM IST or 10:00 AM PT. If last year's trend continues, it is likely to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater at the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. (Google)
Google may launch Pixel 9 Pro Fold instead of Pixel Fold 2
2/5 1. Artificial intelligence: During this year's conference, artificial intelligence (AI) could yet again take center stage, especially after Google already made several major AI announcements this year including Gemini and Gemma, its families of Large Language Models (LLMs). (Google)
Google may launch Pixel 9 Pro Fold instead of Pixel Fold 2
3/5 2. Google Pixel 8a: Google is also likely to showcase its upcoming affordable smartphone, the Pixel 8a. It will be the latest entry into the Google Pixel 8 series which already has the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. In January, an alleged Pixel 8a retail box was spotted online which hints at a Pixel 8-esque design of the rumoured smartphone. (Representative Image) (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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4/5 Android 15: The Android 14 rollout began last year and more and more devices are getting it. What does this mean? We could potentially see some Android 15-related unveilings or announcements at Google I/0 2024, especially now that the Preview Phase 1 seems to have kicked off. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Other announcements: Apart from this, Google could also make announcements related to its other services including Gmail, Photos, Maps and Workspace. (Unsplash)
Google may launch Pixel 9 Pro Fold instead of Pixel Fold 2
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Google Pixel Fold 2 is expected to be renamed as Pixel 9 Pro Fold. Know what’s coming. (Google / Twitter)

This year, Google is expected to launch several smartphones including the Pixel 8a, Pixel 9 series, and a new generation of Pixel Fold. However, several rumours are surfacing about the Pixel Fold 2 being renamed as the Pixel 9 Pro Fold. Additionally, the Pixel 9 series is projected to feature four models. The Pixel 9 Pro Fold moniker is in the pipeline to feature several design and hardware improvements. However, it's unsure if it's an entirely new product or the successor of the Pixel Fold. Check out what the recent leaks and speculation say about the claims. 

Pixel 9 series to include Pixel 9 Pro Fold

According to an Android Authority report, a Google Insider leaked that the company is planning to revamp the naming scheme for the upcoming Pixel 9 series. The insider highlighted that there will be four models under the Pixel 9 series: Pixel 9 with the code name “Tokay”, Pixel 9 Pro with the code name “Caiman”, Pixel 9 Pro XL as “Komodo” and lastly, the Pixel 9 Pro Fold as “Comet.” Additionally, the names were also confirmed from the software built for Google's 2024 devices. However, the publication also highlighted that the name for Google's next Fold smartphone is not yet finalised and it is still under consideration. 

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Pixel 9 Pro Fold expected launch timeline

Earlier, the Pixel Fold was launched in May at the Google I/O event. However, if the smartphone will be renamed as the Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold, then we can expect the device to be launched alongside the Pixel 9 series in October. Additionally, all the 4 smartphones are expected to be powered by the company's in-house Tensor G4 chipset. However, note that Google has not confirmed any of the claims yet, therefore, we will have to wait till the official launch to know if we are getting the Pixel Fold 2 or the Pixel 9 Pro Fold. Till the official launch, several things could change along the way, so we must wait and see what Google has been planning for its new flagship devices this year. 

Also read: Google Pixel 8a price leaked ahead of launch in May

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First Published Date: 17 Apr, 13:14 IST