The Pixel 8 launch event is just days away, but someone has already gotten their hands on Google’s upcoming smartphones. In a pair of unboxing videos posted to YouTube by PBKreviews (via 9to5Google), you can see the packaging for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, along with a brief glimpse of how they look.
The videos don’t reveal much more than what we’ve already seen in the numerous leaks leading up to the event. However, they do show how both phones come neatly packaged with a USB-C cable, a manual, and a Quick Switch adapter, which you can use to transfer the contents of your old device to the Pixel 8.
We also get a good look at a couple of color variations for the new devices. While the Pixel 8 unboxing video shows off a shiny gray color and a silver camera bar, the Pixel 8 Pro video highlights the device’s matte black backing and a sleek black camera bar. These color options align with some of the leaked information we’ve seen previously.
PBKReviews also provides a glimpse of the lock screen on both devices, suggesting that both will come equipped with the same in-display fingerprint sensor as their predecessors. Considering Google’s history of leaks, it’s not surprising to see an unboxing video ahead of the Pixel 8 launch event. There have already been numerous Pixel 8 leaks in recent weeks, some of which appear to have come directly from Google.
According to current rumors, the 6.7-inch Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature an upgraded camera array with a 50MP wide lens, a 48MP ultrawide lens with Macro Focus, and a 48MP camera with a 5x telephoto lens, along with a body temperature sensor.
On the other hand, the 6.17-inch Pixel 8 may have a dual-camera setup consisting of a 50MP wide lens and a 12MP ultrawide lens with Macro Focus. Both phones are likely to include various AI-enhanced features as well.
In addition to the Pixel 8 lineup, Google is also set to reveal the Pixel Watch 2 at its Made by Google event, which is scheduled to kick off on October 4th at 10 AM.