The Google Pixel tablet is definitely in no rush to hit the market. Google officially teased it for the first time in May 2022. In December, a prototype was for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Today, a new rumor from a generally reliable source sheds more light on the tablet’s specs and also provides some new images.
Contrary to some previous reports, it appears there will only be one Google Pixel tablet version. There is no basic version, only a Pro version – of the two possible variants, only the high-end model remained. Google apparently no longer saw a market for the low-end model with the first-generation Tensor chipset.
The remaining Google Pixel Tablet has a Tensor G2 chipset at the helm, which also powers the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The display has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and comes from China Star Optoelectronics. There is also a six-channel LED driver named Richtek RT4539. This usually controls the backlighting of LCD panels. Therefore, the Pixel Pad will probably not get an AMOLED display. At least one version of the Pixel tablet comes with 8GB of Samsung RAM and 256GB of UFS storage, as well as a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, most likely built into the power button.
The new images of the Google Pixel tablet, just like the last ones, show the dock that transforms the Pixel Pad to a smart display. It is still unclear whether the dock will be part of the scope of delivery or sold as an optional accessory. But that’s all peanuts compared to the fact that the tablet is finally coming to market. It’s not often that a device rumors around for eight months without at least an official launch date.