Google has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated Pixel 8 series, unleashing a wave of excitement among tech enthusiasts worldwide. Comprising the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, this series introduces groundbreaking features and a powerful new Tensor G3 SoC. In this article, we dive into the details of what the Pixel 8 series brings to the table.
Pricing and Color Options:
The Pixel 8 series enters the market with attractive pricing and a spectrum of color choices:
- Google Pixel 8 (8GB/128GB): Starting at $699 (approximately Rs 58,200).
- Google Pixel 8 Pro (8GB/128GB): Beginning at $999 (approximately Rs 83,200).
The Pixel 8 Pro offers a color palette featuring Blue, Obsidian, and Beige variants, while the Pixel 8 comes in elegant Hazel, Obsidian, or Rose shades. Furthermore, Google has sweetened the deal by offering complimentary Pixel Buds Pro with Pixel 8 purchases and a free Pixel Watch 2 with Pixel 8 Pro acquisitions. Indian pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: Powerhouse Redefined:
The Pixel 8 Pro is armed with the formidable Tensor G3 SoC, housing nine cores. This includes a Cortex-X3 prime core, four Cortex-A715 cores, and four Cortex-A510 cores. Accompanying this powerhouse is a substantial 5,050 mAh battery, supporting 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless fast charging. It’s important to note that no adapter is included in the box.
The device boasts a mesmerizing 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED display, delivering a peak brightness of 2,400 nits. Its adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz) ensures a seamless user experience. Equipped with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on both front and back panels, the Pixel 8 Pro stands as a symbol of durability and sophistication.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the triple-camera setup on the back, featuring a 50 MP Octa-PD sensor with OIS, a new 48 MP Quad-PD ultrawide lens, and a 48 MP Quad-PD telephoto-periscope lens capable of 5x optical zoom and 30x Super-Res digital zoom. On the front, a 10.5 MP selfie camera awaits. A unique addition is the skin temperature sensor, dedicated solely to temperature reading. Enhanced Pro Controls amplify the camera capabilities. The device runs Android 14 out of the box, complemented by a free VPN from Google One and a commitment to seven years of OS and regular security updates.
Google Pixel 8: A Compact Powerhouse:
The standard Pixel 8 packs the same Tensor G3 SoC as its Pro counterpart. It opts for a slightly smaller 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display with a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. The screen offers a 120Hz refresh rate, smoothly transitioning between 60Hz and 120Hz. Gorilla Glass Victus protection ensures screen durability.
Photography enthusiasts can explore a dual-camera setup on the back, comprising a 50 MP primary Octa-PD sensor with 8x Super-Res digital zoom and a 12 MP ultrawide lens with AF and Macro capabilities. The 10.5 MP selfie camera mirrors the Pro model. The device features an in-display fingerprint reader, boasts an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and houses a 4,575 mAh battery with 27W wired fast charging and 18W wireless charging support. Similar to the Pro model, the adapter is not included in the box. The Pixel 8 is powered by Android 14 and enjoys the same extended software support.
The Google Pixel 8 series showcases Google’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of smartphone technology. With impressive specifications, adaptive displays, and advanced camera systems, these devices are poised to redefine your smartphone experience. Stay tuned for further details on pricing and availability as the Pixel 8 series prepares to make its mark in the Indian market.