Adding yet another feather in its cap, Google is all set to announce the launch of two new add-ons to its vast family of Pixel phones – the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. As the excitement simmers and speculations run wild, myriad details about these much-anticipated models have started to emerge, despite their official launch only scheduled for October, aligning with Google’s tradition of Fall releases.
Serving as reliable touchpoints for the upcoming launch, a credible source unveiled insights outlining the configurations in which these models would be available for purchase. The standard Pixel 8 will supposedly come in two storage variants – 128GB and 256GB, identical to its predecessor. This revelation may dampen hopes for those expecting an upgrade to 256GB in the base model of Pixel 8. This device will don three appealing shades, aptly named Licorice, Peony, and Haze.
Breaking the mold, the Pixel 8 Pro is poised to offer an expanded storage option, with the lavish 512GB version complementing the classic 128GB and 256GB models. This model, too, will be available in three captivating hues known as Licorice, Porcelain, and Sky, adding panache to its prodigious capabilities.
Adding fuel to the anticipation, it’s expected, based on existing leaks floating around, that the Pixel 8 will bear a steeper price tag than its antecedent, Pixel 7 ($650-$700, up from $600). Taking charge of its performance is the next-gen Tensor chipset, backed by a more than adequate 4,485 mAh battery offering 24W wired and 12W wireless charging compatibility.
The phone’s immersive and high-speed 6.17-inch 1080×2400 120 Hz display will come integrated with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Bolstering its photographic prowess, the Pixel 8 will encompass a 50 MP main camera sporting the new Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor, alongside the tried-and-tested 12 MP ultrawide and 11 MP selfie cameras, the signature characteristics of the preceding model.
The extensive Pixel 8 Pro, by contrast, flaunts a grand 6.7-inch 1344×2992 120 Hz screen and retains the same cutting-edge main camera. The upcoming model surprises with a considerably expanded 64 MP ultrawide camera, balancing out with the familiar 48 MP telephoto and 11 MP selfie cameras seen in the Pixel 7 Pro.
In conclusion, the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are en-route to being notable flagships in Google’s phone portfolio, despite some features staying constant. While the Pixel 8 plays it safe by adopting a ‘success formula’ from its predecessor, the Pixel 8 Pro promises innovation and expansion, especially with its upgraded ultrawide camera and a whopping 512GB storage option. If the leaks stand true, one thing is certain, Google is on its way to cater to diverse consumer needs while continuously raising the bar for flagship smartphones.