Whereas we’ve got a reasonably good concept of what to anticipate at Google’s upcoming Pixel 7 launch occasion, the long run is not fully clear. Positive, the Pixel Fold will most likely arrive subsequent yr, together with the same old iterative updates, however what about one thing extra thrilling? Earlier this week, we discovered that Google may be engaged on a smaller Pixel flagship, one thing with all the ability you’d count on from a premium machine however in a type issue that matches in your hand.
Relying in your definition of “small telephone,” the Pixel sequence has by no means been pocket-friendly, or hasn’t been in years. The Pixel 5 is the closest of the sequence, launching in 2020 with a 6″ edge-to-edge show. It appears to be like huge on paper, however it’s solely a millimeter wider and taller than the unique Google Pixel, which sports activities giant high and backside bezels. framing a 5″ display.
Nevertheless, it is not even near the dimensions of the iPhone 13 Mini, which might be the final “small flagship telephone” launched in the previous few years. Apple discontinued its Mini line a number of weeks in the past, changing it with a big 6.7″ show on the upcoming iPhone 14 Plus. No Android telephone can match the iPhone 13 Mini’s footprint, though a few of them come shut. The Asus Zenfone 9 is your greatest guess, affords nearly the identical measurement because the Pixel 5. In the meantime, the Sony Xperia 5 IV feels small within the hand, due to the facet ratio of 21: 9. That mentioned, it could be too tall for some customers searching for a very small machine. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which appears to be the place the marketplace for small telephones is headed.
That mentioned, except you are into folding, you do not have many choices left for a small telephone. Google’s cellular division is not precisely blowing up the gross sales charts, and it is arduous to see how the tiny Pixel flagship will change this. Nonetheless, there’s room within the Android ecosystem for rivals to supply pocket-friendly telephones, and if any firm can afford to take a loss right here, present a much-needed answer to an underserved market.
I am curious if our readers are excited about shopping for a smaller telephone, so I put ahead a speculation for this week’s ballot. Say Google (or Samsung, or your favourite Android OEM) publicizes a small flagship. It is arduous to pin down what “small” truly is – as a ballot from final yr discovered, it is actually totally different for everybody – so let’s assume it is the identical measurement because the iPhone 13 Mini. Which means it is roughly 65mm tall, 132mm extensive, and has a 5.4″ show. Have you ever thought-about shopping for this telephone, or will the potential caveats cease you in your tracks?
A barely totally different ballot this week, however I am excited to see what individuals suppose. As at all times, in case your reply would not match the ballot, please depart a remark.