Alongside the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold, Google revealed its reentry into the tablet market at I/O. The Google Pixel Tablet emerges as a formidable rival to the iPad, boasting the added capability of seamlessly integrating into the smart home ecosystem as a smart display.
The Google Pixel Tablet in detail
The Google Pixel Tablet comes in white (Porcelain) or grey-green (Hazel) and has a 10.95-inch LC display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and a brightness of up to 500 cd/m² . The tablet dimensions of the Google Pixel Tablet measure 258 × 169 × 8.1 mm (width × height × depth), and it has a weight of 493 grams.
The Google Tensor G2, already known from the Pixel 7 series, works under the hood with a Titan M2 security chipFurthermore, the Google Pixel Tablet is equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and offers a choice between two storage options: 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 system memory.
In addition to a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, the Pixel Tablet has a 4-pin accessory port that allows the tablet to be magnetically attached to a dock. Data transmission and charging is possible here.
The Pixel Tablet can also function as a smart display, serving as an enlarged version of the Google Home. Additionally, the charging dock is equipped with its own speakers featuring 43mm drivers. It conveniently charges the tablet wirelessly at a rate of 15 watts.
Connectivity, battery life and cameras
There is room for four loudspeakers and three microphones in the tablet and should provide a lot of fun with media playback. In addition, the Pixel Tablet incorporates a fingerprint sensor integrated into the on/off switch, providing a convenient and secure unlocking method. It also supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 as the standard connectivity options, ensuring fast and reliable connections.
Google commits to delivering security updates for the tablet over a span of five years, ensuring ongoing protection. The operating system utilized by the tablet is Android, offering a familiar and feature-rich user experience.The battery has a capacity of 27 watt hours and should enable up to 12 hours of video streaming.
The Google Pixel Tablet features a front and back camera, each boasting an 8-megapixel resolution. Both cameras have an aperture of f/2.0 and a fixed focus, enabling users to capture clear and detailed images. Videos can be recorded in 1080p with 30 frames per second, front and rear, but stabilization, Live HDR+ and Co are only available for the front camera.
Price and availability
The Google Pixel Tablet is currently available for pre-order on the Google Online Store. The tablet carries a recommended retail price of 679 euros for the 128 GB version.Doubling the internal memory has an RRP of 799 euros. Delivery is scheduled for June 21, 2023.