Google held its annual tech event today, where it introduced the Pixel Watch 2 and its latest flagship device, the Google Pixel 8 series. Prior to the event, numerous leaks and rumors had already revealed almost all the details about these new additions. The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are the latest models that replace last year’s devices. While the Pro version has received significant upgrades, the basic model only offers minor improvements over its predecessor.
Google Pixel 8 Pro; Specifications and Features
The Pixel 8 boasts a compact 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display that offers a 120Hz refresh rate, fortified with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for added durability and protection. Its remarkable peak brightness of 2,000 nits ensures vibrant visuals even in bright sunlight. Additionally, the Pixel 8 includes an Always-on display feature to keep you informed at a glance.
Under the hood, the Pixel 8 is fueled by the formidable Tensor G3 chipset, accompanied by the Titan M2 security microprocessor, ensuring robust performance and data security. The device offers a generous 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM and provides storage flexibility with options of 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Photography enthusiasts will appreciate the Pixel 8’s camera setup, which includes a 50MP wide camera equipped with Super Res Zoom capabilities up to 8x, EIS, and OIS, as well as a 12MP ultra-wide camera. The device maintains its selfie prowess with a 10.5MP front camera. The camera features are equally impressive, encompassing Ultra HDR, Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Dual exposure controls, and Live HDR+.
In the power department, the Pixel 8 packs a substantial 4,575mAh battery, delivering reliable performance throughout the day. It shares the same charging capabilities as the Pixel 8 Pro.
Running on Android 14, the Pixel 8 promises an impressive 7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates, ensuring your device stays current and secure. Additionally, it boasts an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, provides convenient security through an under-display fingerprint sensor, offers versatile connectivity with a USB Type-C port, and keeps you connected with Wi-Fi 7 technology.
Google Pixel 8 Pro; Pricing and Availability
The Google Pixel 8 comes in three attractive colors: Hazel, Rose, and Obsidian. In the United States, it begins at a price point of $699. For customers in India, the starting price for the 128GB variant is INR 75,999 (~$912.80). You can already pre-order this smartphone, and it will be available for purchase starting from October 12.