Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: What We Know So Far
Google’s annual developers’ conference, Google I/O, is just around the corner, and fans of the Pixel devices are eagerly anticipating the company’s hardware announcements. While the Pixel Fold has been getting a lot of attention, there are two other products that are expected to be launched this year: the Pixel 7a and the Pixel 8 series smartphones.
Pixel 8 Pro: Sleeker Design and Upgraded Camera
According to leaks from reliable sources, the Pixel 8 Pro will feature a sleeker, rounder design than its predecessor, with a flat 6.52-inch display. The camera module has undergone a major overhaul, with all three lenses now being combined into a single oval cutout. A new sensor has also been added to the area just below the flash, but its purpose is currently unclear. The assumption is that it might be a macro or depth sensor, or even a new type of sensor we are not expecting.
Pixel smartphone fans have long been requesting that the display for the Pro line match that of the regular non-Pro by adopting a flat design, rather than a curved one like the one on the Pixel 7 Pro. If the leaks prove correct, it looks like the Pixel 8 Pro will have just that, a flat 6.52 inch display. This may be the one tidbit that will most likely nudge Pixel users towards going with a Pixel 8 Pro, rather than a regular Pixel 8, or vice-versa for those that prefer smaller phones but always suffered from the “fear of missing out” on the Pro features.
The renders also reveal a centered punch-hole selfie camera and a thickness of approximately 12 millimeters, when measured with the camera bump included. The device is said to measure 162.6×76.5×8.7mm overall, with the screen’s dimensions tweaked to produce rounded edges, resulting in a significantly reduced footprint.
Pixel 8: What to Expect
While there is less information available about the Pixel 8, it is expected to have similar features to the Pixel 8 Pro, but with a smaller screen size. It is also rumored to have a flat display, rather than a curved one like the Pixel 7.
Google Tensor G3 Chipset
Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to feature the new Google Tensor G3 chipset, which is reportedly built on the unannounced Samsung Exynos 2300 CPU and makes use of Samsung’s 3nm node technology. This upgrade from the previous Tensor G2 chipset, which was based on 5nm technology, may improve speed while also reducing power consumption.
Overall, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are shaping up to be exciting additions to Google’s lineup of smartphones. With a sleeker design, upgraded camera, and new Google Tensor G3 chipset, these devices are sure to impress. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach Google I/O.