Google will release Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro on October 4
The latter half of this year promises a veritable parade of flagship smartphone releases. Naturally, Apple’s iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro require no introduction. Meanwhile, Huawei has audaciously begun sales of its latest model even prior to its formal unveiling. Not to be outdone, Google is poised to unveil its next-generation Pixel 8 series. Perhaps weary of relentless leaks, Google has opted for transparency, offering an official glimpse of their impending device.
Google’s forthcoming flagship is bifurcated into the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Unlike Apple, with its plethora of variants like Plus and Pro Max, Google remains streamlined in its offerings. Aesthetic-wise, the new Pixel doesn’t herald any radical departure. Contrary to the prevailing trend of positioning camera systems on the top left of the rear, the Pixel 8 range showcases a unique horizontal strip housing its cameras. While the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a tri-camera array, its counterpart, the Pixel 8, offers a dual-camera setup.
Evidently, this Pixel iteration emphasizes upgrades in internal chipsets and camera hardware. Google remains reticent regarding specific hardware configurations, instead choosing to accentuate the device’s formidable AI processing capabilities. Rumor has it that the Pixel 8 has trimmed its display size to 6.17 inches, a repercussion of transitioning to a flat display, whereas the Pixel 8 Pro remains steadfast with a 6.7-inch display. Further hardware specifics remain tantalizingly elusive for now.
Google has confirmed an official launch date for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro on October 4th, as per local US time. Accompanying this launch is the revamped Pixel Watch 2. This smartwatch undergoes a subtle design evolution, likely complemented by internal hardware enhancements, ensuring seamless synergy with Pixel smartphones.