The release of Google’s Pixel Tablet has undoubtedly taken a very long time. Even though one was put up for sale on Facebook Marketplace back in December, it hasn’t been official since it was first hinted at in May 2022. Today, a fresh rumour from a typically trustworthy source adds some more information about the impending device.
There won’t be a “vanilla” and “pro” version of the Pixel Tablet, despite some earlier replied to the contrary. The more expensive of the two potential generations were kept, and somewhere along the line, it appears that the lower-end variant using the older Tensor processor was scrapped.
The remaining Pixel Tablet will ship with a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution screen manufactured by China Star Optoelectronics, a Richtek RT4539 six-channel LED driver, and the Tensor G2 SoC seen in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Expect an LCD screen instead of an AMOLED one on Google’s future tablet, as this is utilized for LCD screen backlights.
At least one Pixel Tablet model includes a side-mounted fingerprint reader and 8GB of RAM built by Samsung. It also contains 256GB of UFS storage (most likely embedded in the power button). The tweet that is attached above includes some recently leaked pictures of the Pixel Tablet. It will include a dock for convenient usage as a smart display, as previously stated, although it’s unclear if this will be offered as standard equipment or as an add-on.
It’s not often we’re eight months after the manufacturer initially announced the product without it becoming official in that time, so hopefully, the Pixel Tablet debuts sooner rather than later.
The display on the device is a 2560×1600 CSoT “ppa957db2d” with a RT4539 LED driver.
RT4539 is a 6-channel LED driver, typically used for driving the backlight layer on LCDs, which means that the Pixel Tablet most likely doesn’t have an OLED screen, unlike other Pixel devices. pic.twitter.com/kgx0BhHE6f
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