an image of Google Pixel 8 Pro, the brand's next premium smartphone, ended up leaking on the internet — even coinciding with the announcement of the Apple Lossless Audio CODEC (ALAC), about the release of iPhone 15, which will be on September 12th. The image, published by the Google, was disclosed by the account Android Setting No. X (formerly Twitter), and showed a person wearing the device on their ear. The publication has already been removed from the platform and next to the image there was the caption: “A person takes a call on a porcelain Pixel 8 Pro phone”. Check out a little more of what to expect from the new lineup.
Images shared by Steven H. McFly aka OnLeaks on the X, offer a look at possible renders of the Pixel 8 Pro. These renders reveal a similarity to the design of the Google Pixel 7 Pro, although they present some details that differ them. There is some smoothing to the corners of the device, offering a more rounded aesthetic. It also notices the presence of a new sensor located below the flash, in the horizontal bar of the camera. The exact functionality of this sensor is still unclear.
A possible significant change also revealed by OnLeaks is that the Google Pixel 8 Pro appears to have a flat display. The previous models, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro, had curved bezels, so that would be a big difference if true. Leaked photos of an alleged test device seem to confirm this change and show off the phone's more rounded corners. There are rumors that the screen of the Pixel 8 will 6,17 inches, while that of the model 8 Pro will remain the same with 6,7 inches, however, with the bezel being a millimeter narrower.
Processor and storage
If the outer appearance of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro is likely to remain largely unchanged, the same cannot be said for the devices' interiors. A WinFuture leak about the Pixel 8 states that we already have information about the models' codenames: Shiba for Google Pixel 8 and Husky for the Google Pixel 8 Pro. It is virtually certain that the Pixel 8 series will be powered by the new chipset G3 tensioner, known internally as Zuma. Some speculation suggests that the Tensor G3 may be based on the Exynos 2300 da Samsung and include a modem G5300 5G.
On the Pixel 7, the standard model had 8GB of RAM, while the Pixel 7 Pro had 12GB. This configuration is expected to be maintained for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. According to this leak, both Shiba and Husky will feature 12 GB of RAM. As for storage, it looks like the Pixel 8 won't see any changes. According to reports, Google will continue to offer 128 GB storage for the base models of Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro.
Leaked information about the device's cameras indicates that they will use the technology scaled HDR, which allows you to capture both short and long exposure images simultaneously rather than sequentially. Given that the current camera sensor SamsungGN1 50 MP (used in Pixel 6 and Pixel 7) apparently doesn't support this technique at the hardware level, it's possible that Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have an updated main sensor. A viable option is the sensor GN2 from Samsung. According to leaks from Android Authority, both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to use the main camera sensor Samsung ISOCELL GN2, with resolution of 50 MP.
This sensor is an evolution of the GN1 that was present in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7. Being bigger, it has the capacity to capture about 35% more light in a photo, which should result in significant improvements in low-light shots. Furthermore, it supports 8K video recording, a feature also made possible by the new Tensor 3 chip. The biggest change, apparently, will come to the ultra-wide camera. At the Pixel 8Pro, the resolution of this camera will increase from 12 MP on the Pixel 7 Pro to 64 MP. While photos can still be taken at 12 MP, the higher resolution gives you the opportunity to capture more detail or better color accuracy, depending on Google's optimizations.
As the two Pixel 8 models are supposed to have similar dimensions to the Pixel 7, so the batteries probably won't change much, however, the Pixel 8 Pro may have a slightly smaller battery, of course. 4.950 mAh instead of 5.000 mAh. This difference is small, but typically users prefer to see the batteries get bigger. The same source says that the Pixel 8 Pro will have charging from 27 W. That's a little faster than the Pixel 23's 7W, but it shouldn't make much of a difference in practice. It also looks like the Pixel 8 will keep the 12W Qi wireless charging.
O Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8Pro must come with the Android 14 factory installed. This is the expectation of many users, since Google has already released the beta version of its operating system and it will probably be ready when the new devices are launched. In addition, Google may increase software support time for the Pixel 8. Previous models received three Android updates and five years of security updates. Now Google can match Apple and offer five years of operating system and security updates.
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reviewed by Glaucon Vital in 31 / 8 / 23.