Google Pixel 8
There is most likely going to be a Google Pixel 8 phone in some form, keeping up with the company’s Pixel range of smartphones. It’s unlikely that Google will depart from its annual device release schedule and it’s even more unlikely that Google will abandon the Pixel range.
What specs will the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have?
In July 2023, leaker Yogesh Brar revealed what may be the specs of both the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Brar wrote on Twitter that Pixel 8 would ship with a 6.17-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120hz refresh rate (up from 90hz on the Pixel 7), the Tensor G3 chip, 8GB RAM with a choice between 128GB and 256GB storage, a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide lens, an 11MP selfie lens, and a 4,485mAh battery (up from 4,355mAh on the Pixel 7) with 24W wired charging and 12W wireless charging.
Later, Brar wrote about the Pixel 8 Pro, expecting it to ship with a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, the Tensor G3 chip, 12GB RAM with a choice between 128GB and 256GB storage, a 50MP main camera, a 64MP ultrawide lens, a 48MP telephoto lens, an 11MP selfie lens, a temperature sensor, and a 4,950mAh battery (slightly down from the Pixel 7 Pro’s 5,000mAh battery) with 27W wired charging.
Brar wrote that we can expect the Pixel 8 in early October, while the Pixel 8 Pro is just expected for ‘October’.
Has the Google Pixel 8 leaked?
As reported by Droid Life in July 2023, the Google Pixel 8 actually leaked in the flesh on Reddit. A test unit was posted on the Google Pixel subreddit (now deleted). The leaked unit matched our expectations for the device, including the wider camera glass across the bar, the temperature sensor, and the flat screen (the Pixel 7 used a waterfall-style glass, bent on the edges).
When will the Pixel 8 be released?
Following trends from earlier Google Pixel devices, it’s likely that the next Pixel device will be released in October 2023.
What can it do?
One of the most notable changes the Google Pixel 8 will bring about is a smaller screen for the standard model, as according to industry analyst Ross Young.
The Google Pixel 8 is expected to include a 6.16-inch display, down from the 6.32-inch screen on the Pixel 7. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 8 Pro will retain the 6.7-inch screen size seen on the Pixel 7 Pro. Panel production is expected to start in May.
While Google hasn’t confirmed any of the features in the upcoming phone, it’s likely that the Google Pixel 8 will support a third-generation version of the Tensor chip, which is unique to Google phones. According to Galaxy Club, Samsung is returning to manufacture the chip and is in the process of testing it.