Google Pixel 8 & Pixel 8 Pro, Event set for October 4
The Google Pixel 8, the next highly anticipated addition to the Pixel series, is generating significant buzz in the tech world. With each iteration, Google sets new standards for smartphone excellence, and the Pixel 8 is no exception.
In this article, we’ll delve into what makes the Google Pixel 8 a game-changer in the world of mobile technology.
Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones are nearing release, and there have been a lot of rumors speculating on what they may feature.
We’re getting close to a hardware season for the ages. Google has planted its Pixel flag a day after Apple formally confirmed the date for the iPhone 15 launch.
Pixel 8 Next Edition
The next edition of the company’s customized handset will be unveiled in New York City on October 4th.
Following the Pixel 7a and Google’s first foldable, the Pixel Fold, the event will almost definitely unveil the future Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagships.
If history is any guide (and it usually is), the annual autumn Made by Google event will feature a slew of new gear, including the company’s latest wearable, the Pixel Watch 2.
Last year’s Pixel Watch was a mixed bag, but it earned generally positive reviews as Google’s first real Wear OS gadget.
Many of the device’s advantages stemmed directly from the company’s 2019 Fitbit purchase.
Meanwhile, Google’s phone line has been on the rise since 2021’s Pixel 6, which represented a significant turn for the brand with a more premium design, enhanced optics, and the first-party Tensor processor.
Pixe 8 Rumour
The leaks have already begun, with early photographs of the gadget (which resembles the Pixel 7) and reports that the Tensor G3 CPU would have nine cores and be based on the Arm Immortalis architecture.
In terms of what else to expect, the Pixel Tablet isn’t due for an upgrade, while the Nest/Home line hasn’t gotten any significant changes in a long time.
The corporation appears to have deprioritized its smart home solutions, so this might be an opportunity to make up for lost time.
The event begins at 10 a.m. ET and will be webcast live on YouTube. We’ll be there in person, as is customary.
Pixel 8 release date and price
We’ve compiled a list of things we’d want to see from the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro’s successors, as well as any rumors.
Shiba (Pixel 8) and Huskey (Pixel 8 Pro) are said to be the codenames for the gadgets. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far.
Google has sent out invitations to an event on October 4th.
The timing of the invitation is no accident, since it came one day after Apple sent its own invites, indicating Google’s competition.
After the gadgets are shown, we expect them to go on sale a few weeks later, most likely before the end of October 2023.
The Pixel 7 starts at $599 in the United States, £599 in the United Kingdom, and €649 in Europe.
While the Pixel 7 Pro starts at $899 in the United States, £849 in the United Kingdom, and €899 in Europe, which is the same as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
It’s unclear whether the Pixel 8 and Pixel XL will be released.
Pixel 8 Design
The first design leaks came in the form of OnLeaks and MySmartPrice renderings.
These renderings reveal various alterations to the Pixel 8 Pro’s camera housing on the back, as well as what seems to be a flat display rather than a curved display.
The Pixel 8 2023 model appears to feature somewhat rounder corners than the Pixel 7.
These graphics were then backed up by a now-deleted Reddit post in which a user obtained an early prototype gadget and provided some real-life images.
These images also displayed a matte surface, which would be an interesting touch, though it’s unclear whether this will make it into the final release.
According to a WinFuture leak, the Pixel 8 will be available in Licorice, Peony, and Haze color options, while the Pixel 8 Pro will be available in Licorice, Porcelain, and Sky.
The Porcelain color was later verified by Google, thanks to a leak on the Google Store showcasing the phone.
If the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are anything like its predecessors, they will include an under-display fingerprint sensor and a centralized punch hole camera.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are both IP68 water and dust proof, so the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro should be as well.
We’ve also seen what appears to be a Pixel 8 Pro prototype with a new function – temperature sensing.
This might be a new function offered by the phone, and there could be a new sensor on the back to enable it – however the phone shown in the demo video is similar to the leaked mockups we’ve provided above.
That video was later deleted from YouTube.
Pixel 8 Display
There have been a couple of reports about the display on the next-gen Pixel so there’s a good picture forming about what’s to come.
It’s said the Pixel 8 will have a 2400 x 1080 display, while the Pixel 8 Pro will move to a 2992 x 1344 display.
It’s also been claimed the Pixel 8 Pro will move to a 6.7-inch display, while the Pixel 8 will have a 6.17-inch display which is smaller than its predecessor.
Display industry analyst, Ross Young, backs up these sizes, claiming we can expect a 6.16-inch display on the Pixel 8, and 6.7 on the Pixel 8 Pro.
There’s also talk of the Pixel 8 having a 1400 nits brightness and the Pixel 8 Pro having a 1600 nits brightness, both of which are up from the previous generation.
The Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440.
The Pixel 7 features a refresh rate of 90Hz, whilst the Pixel 7 Pro has a refresh rate that can be adjusted between 10Hz and 120Hz.
The Pixel 8 Pro appears to feature a smoother adaptive refresh rate technology, whereas the Pixel 8 will leap to 120Hz.
Pixel 8 High-Performance Hardware
The Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro both use the Google Tensor G2 chip, while the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, according to rumors, will use the next iteration of this chip, codenamed Zuma.
With 9 CPU cores in a 4+4+1 arrangement, the new Tensor G3 gear is believed to utilise more current cores and hence be significantly more powerful.
That’s four Cortex-A510 (small) cores, four Cortex-A715 (large), and a Cortex-X3 (high-performance) core.
There will also have a Mali-G715 GPU, which will be more powerful than the Tensor G2.
With the Pixel 7 delivering 8GB of RAM and the Pixel 7 Pro giving 12GB RAM, we’d anticipate the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro to be similarly equipped.
According to a rumor supplied by WinFuture, the Pixel 8 will have 128GB or 256GB of storage, while the Pixel 8 Pro will have 512GB of storage – much like the Pixel 7 series.
We don’t anticipate to see microSD support on any of them, as is customary.
The Pixel 8 is claimed to feature a 4485mAh battery with 24W wired charging and support for 20W wireless charging via the Pixel Stand.
While the Pixel 8 Pro is said to have a 4950mAh battery with 27W wired charging and support for 23W charging via the Pixel Stand.
Another claim circulating regarding the Pixel 8 is that it will be eSIM only – at least in some locations.
This boils down to eSIM transfer features emerging in Android 14, with the possibility that they may be available in the US market at the very least.
We’re also hearing that Google may move to expand software support on its smartphones, which might imply that the Pixel 8 will rival the iPhone in terms of software support.
This would take more than 5 years, although this has yet to be proven.
Pixel 8 Innovative Camera Technology
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are rumored to have a Samsung GN2 sensor instead of a Samsung GN1.
This would result in a bigger sensor for greater light collection, as well as improved Night Sight capabilities.
The Pixel 8 Pro is said to include a 64-megapixel ultrawide camera with a Sony IMX787 sensor, while the Pixel 8 retains its ultrawide with a Sony IMX386, but with a wider recording angle.
According to a rumor, the Pixel 8 or 8 Pro may offer staggered HDR, which is intended to improve HDR performance.
The Pixel 7 currently includes a dual back camera system with a 50-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 Pro boasts the same arrangement as well as a 48-megapixel telephoto camera.
While it is not a camera feature, one of the leaks reveals an expansion of the Magic Eraser capability.
This time, you’ll be able to eliminate background sounds from video, which means you’ll be able to clean up your video and obtain better results thanks to some AI.
What’s the latest on Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro rumors?
Here’s all we know so far about the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro rumors.
The Google Pixel 8 will be released on October 4, 2023.
Google has invited the media to a Made by Google hardware event where the Pixel 8 will be unveiled.
Google offers us our finest Pixel 8 Pro look yet with this leak on August 30, 2023.
An graphic on the Google Store displayed a phone that had not yet been released – the Pixel 8 Pro.
Google Pixel 8 software support might be extended until August 29, 2023.
Google may be attempting to make the Pixel more competitive by extending the period of software support for its phones.
Google Pixel 8 might be eSIM-only on August 22, 2023.
According to this leak, the Google Pixel 8 will only support eSIM.
14 August 2023: A new AI capability is revealed in a leaked Google Pixel 8 Pro commercial.
As a new feature of the upcoming Pixel 8 series, the ability to remove noise leaks.
Pixel 8 and 8 Pro storage choices and colorways leaked on August 7, 2023
According to WinFuture, the Pixel 8 Pro will be available with 128GB storage. There are 256GB and 512GB capacities available, as well as a variety of color choices.
4 July 2023: Pixel 8 Pro real-world photographs reveal what Google’s next phone will look like.
The prototype phone was photographed, published on Reddit, and then erased, making this the holy grail of leaks.
3 July 2023: Battery specifications for the Pixel 8 series are revealed.
Faster charging and larger batteries might be available.
Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to undergo major display improvements on June 19, 2023.
Google’s forthcoming Pixel phones will undergo significant upgrades.
12 June 2023: Leaked Google Pixel 8 specifications indicate significant camera enhancements across the board.
This year’s Pixel 8 series is shaping up to be a significant camera update.