Google Pixel 8: All the Latest News and Rumors You Need to Know

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Given that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro launched as recently as October 2022, we’re not expecting to see Google’s next entries in the Pixel range – likely to be the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro – arrive until late 2023 at the earliest.

That said, we’re already beginning to hear rumors about the two upcoming devices, and below, we’ve detailed all the latest rumblings, alongside our expert predictions as to their respective release dates, specs and prices.

Further down, you’ll also find list of features we want to see from the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, because while the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the two of the best phones Google has ever made, they’re far from perfect.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next flagship phone from Google
  • When is it out? Probably October 2023
  • How much will it cost? Likely at least $599 / £599 / AU$999

Google Pixel 8: release date and price

There’s no news yet on when the Google Pixel 8 might launch, but that’s easy to guess, with Google’s main numbered phones almost always landing in October of their release year.

In fact, every Pixel model outside of the A-line has been announced in October, except the Pixel 5, which was unveiled on September 30, 2020 (so, almost October) and didn’t ship until October.

Getting more specific than that is trickier, as the dates of previous October reveal events have varied, but it’s likely that the Pixel 8 will be unveiled in either early or mid-October 2023 (and then begin shipping around a week after its announcement).

Google Pixel 7 review in hand
The Pixel 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, and for good reason. Google’s Pixel line has always been known for its exceptional camera quality and user-friendly interface, and the Pixel 8 is expected to take things to the next level. Here’s what we know so far about the Pixel 8.PricingWhile we don’t know the exact price of the Pixel 8 yet, it’s likely that it will be similar to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This means that the Pixel 8 will likely start at $599 / £599 / AU$999, while the Pixel 8 Pro will start at $899 / £849 / AU$1,299. However, it’s possible that Google will increase the prices of the phones, especially as they currently undercut key competition like the iPhone 14 line.

News and Leaks

There haven’t been too many leaks about the Pixel 8 yet, but we do know a few things. For one, the Tensor 3 chipset that will power the phone is already in the works, and it will once again be made by Samsung. However, we don’t know how much more powerful it will be than the Tensor G2 in the Pixel 7.

Another leak suggests that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro might be codenamed Shiba and Husky respectively, and that they both might have 12GB of RAM and run Android 14. According to the same source, the Pixel 8 has a 1080 x 2268 screen, while the Husky has a 1344 x 2822 one.

We also know that satellite communication capabilities are likely to be offered by the Pixel 8, much like the iPhone 14. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the senior vice president of Android, has said that support for the feature will be coming with Android 14, so it’s likely that the Pixel 8 will be the first Google phone to offer it.

Finally, there’s evidence of a mystery Pixel phone in the works, which might be the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro. The phone has a 1440 x 3120 120Hz screen, a Tensor chipset, and dimensions of 155 x 71mm. These screen specs are in line with the current Pro models, but the dimensions are more what we’d expect from the standard Pixel 8, so that might mean a resolution and refresh rate upgrade is planned for the standard model.

What We Want to See

Here are the five things that we most want the Pixel 8 line to offer:

1. A 120Hz screen for both models
2. Improved camera quality
3. Longer battery life
4. More storage options
5. Better water resistance


The Pixel 8 is shaping up to be an impressive smartphone, with a powerful chipset, satellite communication capabilities, and potentially upgraded screen specs. While we don’t know everything about the phone yet, we’re excited to see what Google has in store for us. Stay tuned for more updates on the Pixel 8.I have ‎- the article for Tech Leaks as follows:

The Pixel 7: What We Want to See in the Pixel 8

The Pixel 7 was a solid phone, but it left us wanting more. Here are the top features we hope to see in the Pixel 8.

1. A 120Hz Screen on Both Models

The Pixel 7 Pro has a 120Hz screen, but the standard Pixel 7 is stuck at 90Hz. This is unacceptable, especially when even some of the best cheap phones now have 120Hz screens. We hope Google offers a 120Hz screen on both the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro.

2. More Power

The Pixel 7 line uses the Google Tensor G2 chipset, which excels in areas like machine learning and AI. However, we hope to see even more power in the Pixel 8, especially when it comes to gaming and multitasking.

3. Improved Camera

The Pixel 7 had a great camera, but we want to see even more improvements in the Pixel 8. Specifically, we hope to see better low-light performance and improved zoom capabilities.

4. Longer Battery Life

The Pixel 7 had decent battery life, but we hope to see even longer battery life in the Pixel 8. This is especially important for heavy users who rely on their phone throughout the day.

5. More Storage Options

The Pixel 7 only came in 128GB and 256GB storage options, which may not be enough for some users. We hope to see more storage options in the Pixel 8, including a 512GB option.

Overall, we’re excited to see what the Pixel 8 has in store. With these improvements, it could be one of the best phones of the year. Stay tuned for more updates on the Pixel 8 from Tech Leaks.



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