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Google Pixel 9: What You Need To Know…

Launching on August 13 2024, this new generation of Pixel devices is rumored to include three models: the standard Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and a new addition, the Pixel 9 Pro XL. These phones are anticipated to feature a redesigned exterior with flat sides and a refined camera visor, alongside internal upgrades including the new Tensor G4 chip


Richard Goodwin

Google appears to be shaking things up with the Pixel 9 series. There’s talk of a new model, a more expensive “XL model, new AI features, design changes, and snappier processors. Things are looking good for Q4…

— Richard Goodwin, Technology Editor

Google Pixel 9 Series Models

Pixel 9 – The Standard, Entry Level Model

Pixel 9 Pro – The Premium, “Pro” Version

Pixel 9a – The Cheap and Cheerful Option That’ll Be Perfect For Most People

Frequently Asked

Pixel 9 Pricing, Release Dates & Launch

Here’s all the most common questions asked about Google’s Pixel 9, answered to the best of our abilities

When Is The Pixel 9 Coming Out?

Google’s event is on August 13, 2024, confirmed by a teaser showing the Pixel 9 Pro XL silhouette. Expect pre-orders to go live immediately after the event. The phones will likely hit stores and online retailers within the following weeks, similar to the Pixel 8 series release pattern.

How Much Will The Pixel 9 Phones Cost?

The Pixel 8 started at $699, while the Pixel 8 Pro was priced at $999. Given recent trends, we might see similar pricing for the Pixel 9 and 9 Pro. If a Pixel 9 Pro XL is introduced, it could potentially be priced higher, possibly around $1099 or more, to compete with premium offerings from Apple and Samsung.

Will There Be A Pixel 9 Pro XL?

Multiple leaks and reports strongly suggest that Google will introduce a Pixel 9 Pro XL alongside the standard and Pro models. This would mark a return to the XL branding, last seen with the Pixel 4 XL in 2019. The Pro XL is expected to feature a larger display and potentially some exclusive high-end features to justify its premium positioning.

How Many Android Updates With The Pixel 9 Get?

Like the Pixel 8 series, the Pixel 9 series – excluding the Pixel 9a – will get 7 years of Android updates and security patches, making them some of the longest-supported phones on the market.

Google Pixel 9

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