Smartphone screens seem destined to get bigger and the Google Pixel range is no exception. While the Pixel 8 is about to be released, rumors are already circulating about the screen dimensions of the future Pixel 9, 9 Pro and 9a.
Despite the very recent arrival of the Google Pixel 8 range, the spotlight is already on the brand’s next models, arousing the excitement of technology enthusiasts.
Widespread trend: screen enlargement
The Google Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9a should align with a trend now well established in the world of smartphones: enlarging the screen size. A rumor, relayed in particular by analyst Ross Young, reports larger-than-expected AMOLED panels for these three models in 2025.
This information is not trivial. She illustrates a general dynamic observed among most smartphone manufacturersincluding Apple, which, according to rumors, would offer an iPhone 16 Pro Max equipped with a screen of up to 6.9 inches in September 2024 (compared to 6.7 inches for the iPhone 15 Pro Max).
At Google, the standard Pixel 8 and Pro feature 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch screens respectively, both of which are flat. The transition to larger screens therefore seems inexorable and Google will undoubtedly be no exception to the rule.
Why this race for greatness?
It is legitimate to question the reasons which lead manufacturers to opt for ever larger screens. This development primarily responds to a growing demand from users, who want to have more comfortable display surfaces for watching videos, browsing the internet or using various applications. Mobile gaming, which is booming, also benefits from these enlarged screens, offering a more immersive user experience.
However, doesn’t this race for size go against the comfort of use and maneuverability of the devices? The balance is delicate to find and manufacturers must innovate to offer designs that allow easy handling, even with generously sized screens.
Personally, I remain nostalgic for models with reduced screens, like the Pixel 4 or the iPhone 12 mini. The trend is clearly towards greatness and it seems unlikely that the market will turn back. It remains to be seen how brands will manage to reconcile screen size and ergonomics, to offer devices that sacrifice neither comfort nor functionality on the altar of size.