This article is about an upcoming Tamagotchi release, and therefore information is subject to change prior to release.
Tamagotchi Pix is an upcoming color-screen virtual pet set to be released in late 2021.
The Tamagotchi Pix is roughly the same size and shape as the Tamagotchi On. The top area of the shell is cracked, giving the appearance of a cracked-open egg. Instead of buttons, there are three touch keys in the same spots where the buttons typically are on Tamagotchi pets. The front of the shell has printed graphics, with round dots over the touch keys, resembling buttons. The top half is a solid color, with the word "Tamagotchi" printed on it, and the back of it features the camera lens.
Upon starting the Tamagotchi Pix, the user will be able to select one of three possible eggs. Which egg the user chooses, and how the user cares for the Tamagotchi, will determine its adult form.
The user can use the Tamagotchi Pix's built-in cameras to take photographs. The user's Tamagotchi will appear in the photographs, similar to AR-style photos.
The user's Tamagotchi can connect to an integrated social networked called "Tama Social". Users on the network can exchange presents, share and like images, and let characters visit each other.
- Preliminary information about the device and its functions was leaked to a Tamagotchi Facebook group in September 2020. A patent for the Tamagotchi Pix was revealed to have been submitted to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in November 2020, with images from the patent leaking online in December 2020. Prototype images of the shells and packaging appeared on several European Amazon pages on January 22, 2021.
- The packaging design seen in the placeholder images is similar to that of the Tamagotchi iD.