With the iPhone 15 making waves at Apple’s ‘Wonderlust’ event, all eyes are now on Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Can they outshine the competition?
While the Pixel 8 series may not match the iPhone 15 in sheer power, Google’s custom Tensor system-on-a-chip gives it an edge with AI-powered software features. The upcoming Pixel 8 phones are set to raise the bar with the new Tensor G3 processor.
Here’s a glimpse of what we know about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro so far:
Pixel 8 Release Date: The official release date for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is October 4, 2023. Google has already sent out invitations for a ‘Made by Google’ launch event, where they’ll introduce the latest additions to the Pixel lineup, alongside new Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds.
Possible Price Increase: According to reliable leaker Yogesh Brar, the Pixel 8 might see a $50 price hike, bringing it to $649. Details about the Pixel 8 Pro’s pricing remain undisclosed.
Design Leaks: Google’s own leaks have given us a sneak peek at the Pixel 8’s design, with accidental uploads and 360-degree demos. The phones feature slimmer profiles, rounded corners, and a range of stylish colors.
Display Upgrades: Rumors suggest improvements in luminance, refresh rate, and resolution for the Pixel 8 series. The Pixel 8 Pro, however, might have a slightly lower resolution compared to its predecessor but with increased brightness. Both phones are expected to offer a smoother 120Hz refresh rate.
Enhanced Biometrics: The Pixel 8 series may introduce an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for faster and more secure biometric authentication.
Temperature Sensor: While the Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to include a body-temperature sensor, the Pixel 8 might skip this feature. It’s a unique addition that could set Google’s phones apart.
Tensor G3 Chip: The new Tensor G3 chip is expected to narrow the performance gap with rival chips, bringing improved AI capabilities and support for ray-tracing in games.
Storage and RAM Configurations: Variants of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are rumored to offer different storage and RAM options to cater to various user needs.
Camera Upgrades: The Pixel 8 series is likely to retain 50MP wide cameras, potentially with larger sensors for better low-light photography. Other upgrades include improved ultrawide cameras and a better time-of-flight sensor, but the telephoto capabilities may remain unchanged.
As more rumors and details emerge, we’ll keep you updated on all things Pixel 8. Stay tuned for the latest information!