Meet Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, engineered by Google and built with AI at the center for a more helpful and personal experience. These phones are packed with first-of-their-kind features, all powered by Google Tensor G3. And they’ll get seven years of software updates, including Android OS upgrades, security updates, and regular Feature Drops. Take a closer look at the new phones.
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: Specs and Features
The Pixel 8 series resembles its predecessor, as revealed previously. There’s the same metallic stip placed horizontally to house the cameras and the necessary sensors. The slight difference is that the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro have rounded corners.
The Pixel 8 Pro comes with the same 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display as the Pixel 7 Pro and supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 1600 nits of brightness, HDR, and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The Pixel 8, on the other hand, has a smaller 6.2-inch screen size (also smaller than the 6.3-inch display of the Pixel 7) and this time, supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate. There’s support for 1400 nits of brightness and HDR too. Its predecessor came with a 90Hz refresh rate.
As for the cameras, the Pixel 8 Pro has seen a major jump from a 12MP main camera to a 50MP one with OIS support. This is accompanied by a 48MP ultra-wide lens and a 48MP telephoto lens with up to 5x optical zoom. You also get support for up to 30x Super ResZoom.
The Pixel 8 settles for a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with autofocus. It supports up to 8x Super ResZoom. Both phones come with camera features like Photo Unblur, Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Audio Magic Eraser, Best Take, and much more.
Under the hood, there’s the new Tensor G3 chipset with CPU and GPU improvements and Titan M2 security coprocessor. This is coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. While the Pixel 8 gets its fuel from a 4,575mAh battery the Pixel 8 Pro has a bigger 5,050mAh battery. You get up to a 30W fast charger along with wireless charging.
The Pixel 8 series runs stock Android 14 with 7 years of updates. Both of them come with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, Face Unlock, an in-display fingerprint scanner, dual stereo speakers, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and much more. One highlight of the Pixel 8 Pro is that it supports a temperature sensor, as rumored previously. But this is for objects and not the human body.
The Google Pixel 8 starts at $699 and $999 and is now up for pre-order in the US. It will be up for grabs, starting October 12. The Pixel 8 Pro comes in Obsidian and Gray colors while the Pixel 8 has Hazel, Obsidian, and Rose colorways.