There has been a lot of noise regarding the upcoming Google tablet. And recently, we have had a rumor that stated that there could be more than one. That gave us hope that the Pixel Tablet might have a Pro version.
However, according to newly leaked specs, Google is currently making only one Pixel Tablet. And there is no Pro model in the works. So, does that mean that the specs of the non-Pro version are so good that Google did not find the need to work on a Pro version?
No Tangorpro Is in the Works?
Since last May, Google has been steadily sharing details about its first Android tablet for the Pixel lineup since 2015. From several leaks, we learned that the pad could double as a Google Smart Assistant smart display when not in use. And that means the tablet is not particularly aiming for the Samsung S8 tablet family.
Instead, Google Pixel Tablet is also a direct competitor to Amazon Echo devices. Besides, previous rumors suggested that Google will use the tablet to showcase all the large-screen features it has developed since the Android 12L. And in case you didn’t know, Android 13 has a lot of amazing large-screen features.
That said, the core specs of the tablet were yet to be confirmed by Google. However, there were signs that suggested that Google was working on an additional “Pro” model. The rumor came with the codename “Tangorpro,” which perfectly goes along with the “Tangor” codename of the regular Pixel Tablet.
Core Specs of Google Pixel Tablet Leaked
Kuba Wojciechowski, an Android leaker and researcher, has shared a handful number of details about the forthcoming Google Pixel tablet. And along with offering us info about what the tablet might come with, the details cleared up the confusion about “Tangorpro.”
According to Wojciechowski, who is citing an anonymous source, the primary difference that was between the Tangorpro and Tangor is that the former utilized a Tensor G2 chip, while the latter packed a Tensor chip.
For that statement, Wojciechowski hints that the original “Tangor” model of the Google tablet lineup might not be released at all. Instead, the “Tangorpro” that was supposed to be the Pro version of the tablet will come out as a regular Pixel Tablet.
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In other words, Google may have originally intended the release Pixel Tablet last year. However, it decided to delay the launch to upgrade the hardware. Nonetheless, the SoC is not the only spec that Wojciechowski shared with us.
Alongside the Tensor G2 chip, the Google Pixel Tablet will reportedly come with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. That tablet is also tipped to feature a 2560×1600 screen. And the tablet will have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. However, the display might not be an OLED. Instead, it is likely a LED panel.
Your First Official Look at the Pixel Dock
All these new specs were seemingly confirmed by a source possessing a pre-production Pixel Tablet model. And the same source has offered us some images of the tablet and its dock.
If you take a closer look at the images, the rear of the device has a sticker indicating that the tablet is “only compatible with EVT2 K6 and EVT Y4.” Here, EVT means “engineering validation test.” But the more emphasis is on the K6 and Y4.
Last year, we heard that Google was making two distinct docks for the Pixel Tablet. They reportedly have “Korlan” and “Yuzu” codenames. So, with this latest leak, it is safe to say that Google still intends to release both docks with the final version of the tablet. And hopefully, we will be able to see more about the tablet as we move closer to launch.