Look for the Google Pixel 8 in September or October 2023. Its release will likely roughly follow the footsteps of the Pixel 7, which arrived in October last year.
We believe the Google Pixel 8 will be released later this year and we expect to be powered by a third generation of the Tensor processor. Details are scarce because the Pixel 8 hasn’t been announced yet, so other than the rough idea of timing and the processor, the only additional bit we’re read is a rumor the entry-level model is to be smaller than last year’s, while the Pixel 8 Pro is said to resemble the Pixel 7 Pro.
When Will the Pixel 8 Be Released?
Google unveils a new flagship smartphone every year. A-series models aside, every single Pixel ever released has arrived in the fall. It’s safe to assume we’ll see the same trend repeated this year.
Pixel 8 Price Rumors
As in previous years, Google will probably release two phones: the Pixel 8 Pro and the Pixel 8. Based on last year’s prices, this is how the company might price these phones:
- Pixel 8 Pro (512 GB) — $1099
- Pixel 8 Pro (256 GB) — $999
- Pixel 8 Pro (128 GB) — $899
- Pixel 8 (256 GB) — $699
- Pixel 8 (128 GB) — $599
However, inflation and unexpected hardware features could bump those prices a bit.
Here comes your very 1st and early look at the #Pixel8Pro! (360° video + stunning 5K renders + dimensions)
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) March 14, 2023
Pre-ordering will commence after the Pixel 8 announcement. You’ll be able to visit the Google Pixel Phones page on the Google Store for all the details.
Pixel 8 Features and Specs
Late 2023 is still a ways away, and Google hasn’t confirmed anything about this phone. Nevertheless, these are the features and hardware we assume will make it into the Pixel 8, gathered from rumors and general expectations:
- Upgraded processor: Tensor G3, code-named Zuma, will power the Pixel 8. One rumor says it’ll have the same modem as the G2, but that’s all we know right now.
- Smaller size: The Pixel 8 Pro is said to have a similar display and general overall size as the Pixel 7 Pro. The Pixel 8, however, will reportedly resemble a slightly shrunken Pixel 7. The screen resolutions will be slightly reduced: 2822×1344 and 2268×1080, respectively.
- Staggered HDR: According to leaker Kuba Wojciechowski, this “allows capturing different exposures at the same time, using the same pixels,” which in turn, “allows achieving the same effect as regular HDR but without the increased capture time or chance at the photos being blurry because of misalignment of frames caused by movement.”
- Video Unblur: Pixel 8 could introduce Video Unblur. The latest Pixels include a similar feature, but it’s limited to photos.
- Android 14: The OS is rumored to include support for app cloning, a Fast Pair toggle, better security for sideloading, and more.
The Pixel 8 will likely stay with the same amount of RAM as the Pixel 7 family: 8 GB for the Pixel 8 and 12 GB for the Pixel 8 Pro. We think the battery capacity will also remain unchanged. The Pixel 7 Pro comes with a telephoto camera, which will no doubt return this year, though we hope to see it in the standard model, too.
This page is continually updated as we learn more about this phone. Below are some expected specs, but check back later for the full list as new rumors come in.
|Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 Specs (Rumored)|
|Pixel 8 Pro||Pixel 8|
|Display:||~6.52 inches / 2822×1344 resolution||~6.2 inches / 2268×1080 resolution|
|RAM:||12 GB||8 GB|
|Processor:||Google Tensor G3||Google Tensor G3|
|Storage:||128/256/512 GB||128/256 GB|
|Video:||Up to 4K at 60 FPS||Up to 4K at 60 FPS|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 6E; 5G||Wi-Fi 6E; 5G|
|Battery:||5000 mAh||4335 mAh|
|Charging:||Fast wireless charging / USB-C charger||Fast wireless charging / USB-C charger|
|OS:||Android 14||Android 14|
Pixel 8 renders leak 6.2-inch screen and smaller frame [U]
Following Pro leak, renders of the Pixel 8 have now emerged and show a similarly rounded design, but without the new camera bar sensor.
According to OnLeaks (via MySmartPrice), the smaller phone in the Pixel 8 series shares the same rounded corners with minimal left and right bezels if this renders leak pans out. The bottom one is apparent, while the top bezel hides a speaker.
Update: OnLeaks now says the Pixel 8 has a 6.2-inch — not 5.8″ — screen that’s only slightly smaller than the 6.3-inch Pixel 7. The “overall dimensions remain accurate.”
The phone is 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm, or 5.1mm shorter, 2.4mm narrower, and .2mm thinner compared to the Pixel 7. Another comparison is to the 6.1-inch Pixel 6a, with the Pixel 8 having the same thickness but 1.7mm shorter and 1mm narrower.
On the rear, we have a camera pill that’s larger and much closer to the top and bottom of the bar than today. Next to it is the rear-facing microphone and flash. There is no additional camera bar sensor, which could be LIDAR on the Pixel 8 Pro.
Like on the Pixel 7, the camera bar merges into the side frame, which looks shinier in these renders. The power button and volume rocker remains on the right edge.
In Spl Notes
In addition to offering a clean android experience And without bloatware, Google phones are known for having some of the best cameras you can find in a smartphone that allow you to take high-quality photos and videos in different lighting conditions.
To this we must add that the Pixels offer perfect integration with other google products such as Google Assistant, Google Photos and Google Drive.
And we come to the most controversial point. It is true that the Google Pixel have a elegant and minimalist design And while they don’t have the latest hardware features found in other Android devices, they are well built and have a modern look. However, it looks like this is going to change this year.
Less screen for the Google Pixel 8
The pictures and video What we leave below these lines show that Google is not changing much in the standard Pixel this year. However, the screen is shrinking to be smaller following the trend started by Xiaomi and Samsung with their Xiaomi 12 and Samsung Galaxy S22 respectively, these being the most compact phones that we can find on the current market.
While, according to this render that advances the design of the mobile, the back of the Pixel 8 looks almost identical to the Pixel 7While a dual-camera setup means the telephoto sensor might be limited to the Pixel 8 Pro, the front profile is not.
In this case, the Pixel 8 design it also matches that of the Pro model leaked a few hours ago. It features rounded corners and a flat panel, but it looks like it will be a smaller screen compared to the Pixel 7.
According to the leak, the phone could have a 5.8-inch flat screen, up from the 6-inch screen. .3 inches from the current model. This means a pretty big 0.5-inch reduction from what we’re used to.
Of course, if the screen shrinks, so will the size. According to the leak, the future Google smartphone it will also be smaller compared to the Pixel 7.
What is indicated on the website that has released the video is that it will measure 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9 mm, although if the thickness of the camera bump is included, this thickness grows to 12 mm.
Beyond this, no revolutionary change is expected. The power and volume buttons remain on the right side of the phone, which would once again be made of aluminum. The bottom of the phone features a USB-C port and cutouts for the speaker and microphone.
There is still a long way to go before mobile phones are presented, so there is time to confirm and deny all the leaks that are coming out until September /October of this year.
Stay tuned to get more updates