Full specifications of Pixel 8 series revealed

While Google is poised to host a product launch event on October 4th, Eastern Standard Time, details pertaining to the Pixel 8 series appear to have been extensively unveiled. Among the revelations is the inclusion of supplementary camera capabilities in the Pixel 8 Pro, delineating a clear distinction from the Pixel 8 in terms of features.

According to insights from @evleaks, the Pixel 8 Pro will be adorned with a camera feature christened “Pro Controls”, permitting users to finetune settings such as shutter speed and ISO sensitivity. Furthermore, a manual focus capability will be incorporated, affording users more comprehensive control over the camera. The Pixel 8 Pro also boasts a temperature measurement feature, conspicuously absent in the Pixel 8.

Divergences in hardware specifications are evident. For instance, the Pixel 8 features a 6.2-inch Actua screen with a refresh rate oscillating between 60-120Hz, while the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a 6.7-inch Super Actua display panel, accommodating a variable refresh rate from 1-120Hz. Battery capacities stand at 4485mAh for the Pixel 8 and 4950mAh for the Pro version, with corresponding charging rates of 24W and 27W, respectively. Additional disparities encompass memory capacities of 8GB and 12GB.

Regarding camera specifications, both devices adopt a 10.5-megapixel front-facing lens. The Pixel 8 is equipped with a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens, complemented by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and boasts a maximum digital zoom of 8x. In contrast, the Pixel 8 Pro wields a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens, coupled with a 48-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and is further embellished with a 48-megapixel telephoto lens offering 5x optical zoom and up to 30x digital magnification.

Both variants are powered by Google’s G3 processor and come with an impressive seven-year technical support from Google. It’s anticipated that the Pixel 8’s suggested retail price may escalate from last year’s $599 to $699, whereas the Pixel 8 Pro is projected to retain its price tag of $899. Concurrently, Google proposes enticing promotional schemes for the American market, wherein the purchase of the new device potentially includes complimentary additions to the Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel Buds Pro.