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Google Pixel 8: Launch date, rumours, design, price and specs

The latest updates on the Google Pixel 8 launch, including the Pixel 8 design, sneak peeks, colors, specifications, and Pixel 8 expected pricing.

After the recent Launch of the iPhone 15 series, now all eyes are set on Google’s anticipated flagship phone, the Google Pixel 8. Let’s have a look what we know so far from various Pixel 8 rumours, and take a close look at the Pixel 8 launch date.

Google Pixel 8 Design

The Pixel 8 will see almost the same design as last year, though it will have a smaller footprint this time around and The Pixel 8 Pro will get a flatter design, some improvements to the camera enclosure, and a brand-new thermometer sensor.

In Pixel 8 there are some subtle changes to the Pro. The display is flat, a first for the Pro-level phones from Google. The rear camera module has a slightly new design with all three cameras encased in one glass “pill,” unlike the “pill + circle” design of the Pixel 7 Pro. There also appears to be an additional sensor under the camera flash a thermometer sensor.

We don’t see too many other changes to the Pro outside of these three things. Even the device’s overall dimensions — 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.7mm — barely differ from the Pixel 7 Pro’s 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm dimensions. There’s also the same 6.7-inch screen size, though it’s possible the panel itself has a few surprises left.

Colors

As we navigate through the Pixel 8 rumours, there seems to be a significant amount of information regarding the Pixel 8 design. The leaks, which seem to originate from Google itself, indicate some alterations in the aesthetic department.

The new series is speculated to embody a sleeker and modernized silhouette, with a noticeable change in the rounding of the corners.

Moreover, enthusiasts can look forward to a fresh palette of Pixel 8 colors, which include variations such as:-

  • Jade
  • Licorice
  • Peony
  • Haze
  • Porcelain
  • Sky might

Specs and Features

As we move further, the talk of the town revolves around the Pixel 8 specifications. Google seems set to revamp the internal components significantly, bridging the performance gap seen in previous generations.

The incorporation of the Tensor G3 chip is expected to enhance the smartphone’s processing capabilities, although it might still lag behind some competitors in this domain.

Furthermore, the new line-up is expected to offer a range of storage and RAM configurations, catering to varying user needs and preferences.

A notable highlight is the speculated enhancement in the GPU inside the Tensor G3, promising an enriching gaming experience on the Google Pixel 8 devices.

FeaturesPixel 8 Pixel 8 Pro
Display6.15 inch OLED
2,400 x 1,080 pixels
1,400 nits
10-120Hz variable refresh
6.7-inch LTPO p-OLED
2,992×1,344 vs 3,120 x 1,440 pixels
1,600 nits
5Hz-120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorTensor G3Google Tensor G3
RAM8GB12GB LPDDR5
Storage128/256GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB
UFS 3.1
Power4,485mAh Li-Ion
24W wired charging
20W wireless charging
4,950mAh
27W wired charging
23W wireless charging
CamerasRear:
– 50MP Samsung GN2
– 12MP Sony IMX386 ultrawide
1.25 μm, ƒ/2.2, 114-degree FoVFront:
– 10.8MP wide (f/2.2, 93°, 1/3.1″)
Rear:
– 50MP Samsung GN2
– 64MP Sony IMX787 ultrawide
1.25 μm, ƒ/2.2, 114-degree FoV
– 48MP telephoto lens (f/3.5, 1/2.55″, 4.8x optical zoom)Front:
– 10.8MP wide (f/2.2, 93°, 1/3.1″)
Connectivity2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11ax
5G (mmWave + sub-6GHz)
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC support
Dimensions155.64 x 73.16 x 8.7mm162.9 x 76.55 x 8.9mm
212g
SoftwareAndroid 14Android 14
DurabilityIP68IP68 certified
ColorsJade, Licorice, Haze and PeonyJade, Licorice, Porcelain, and Sky

Camera

Google has stuck with similar camera systems for two generations now, with the only real hardware change being the Pixel 7 Pro switching to a 5x 48MP telephoto camera instead of a 4x shooter. The 50MP Isocell GN1 has remained the main camera of choice for Google.

This could change in 2023, as our own exclusive Pixel 8 camera leak shows. The biggest news is the jump from the Isocell GN1 primary camera used on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 families to the newer Isocell GN2. This will provide a host of new capabilities, including 35% more light processing, the possibility of 8K/30fps video capture, and Staggered HDR.

CameraPixel 8Pixel 8 Pro
WideSamsung GN2 (50 MP)Samsung GN2 (50 MP)
UltrawideSony IMX386 (12MP) – 0.55x zoom ratioSony IMX787 (64 MP) – 0.49x zoom ratio
TelephotoSamsung GM5 (48 MP) – 5x zoom ratio
SelfieSamsung 3J1 (11 MP)Samsung 3J1 (11 MP)

Launch Date

Google is gearing up to make a big splash in the smartphone market with the unveiling of their new addition, set to happen on October 4, 2023.

Invitations for an event named “Made by Google” have been distributed, igniting speculations about the various products that might be introduced in their Pixel portfolio, including potential unveilings of new Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch 2 and new Pixel Buds.

Price (Expected)

The exact pricing remains a well-guarded secret, reputed leaker Yogesh Brar has hinted at a starting price tag of $649, a slight increase compared to previous generations.

However, the price details for the Pro version remain speculative at this stage.

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