Google Pixel Tablet launches in three colours with Nest Hub-like charging dock
Google has presented the Pixel Tablet, one of three new devices the company has introduced today, during its I/O 2023 keynote. As expected, Google has built the Pixel Tablet around a 10.95-inch IPS display and a Tensor G2 chipset. For reference, the former delivers a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel native resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, 500 nits peak brightness and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Additionally, the display supports USI 2.0 styluses, has an anti-smudge coating and offers 24-bit colour depth.
According to Google, the Pixel Tablet measures 258 x 169 x 8.1 mm and weighs 493 g. Moreover, the tablet ships with 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage but only 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Google notes that the Pixel Tablet should last up to 12 hours from its 27 Wh battery, but under particular circumstances. Meanwhile, the tablet contains dual 8 MP cameras, both with 1.12 μm pixel widths, f/2.0 apertures, a fixed focus, 1/4-inch image sensor size and an 84° field of view.
At launch, Google offers the Pixel Tablet in Porcelain, Hazel and Rose colour options with matching Charging Speak Dock accessories. The company promises at least five years of security updates too. However, it is quiet on how many major OS updates the Pixel Tablet will receive. The Google Pixel Tablet starts at US$499 with its dock accessory included, which transforms it into a quasi-Nest Hub. Alternatively, the tablet costs US$599 with 256 GB of storage. Like the Pixel Fold, the Pixel Tablet will not start shipping until next month.