Google’s Pixel 8 series is set to bring significant changes into the display features. The upcoming series will feature Pixel 8 with a smaller display compared to its predecessor and a flat display on Pixel 8 Pro. Pixel 6 Pro was the first phone from Google to feature a curved display. However, it seems that Pixel 8 Pro will abandon this trend. While the Pro variants of Pixel 6 and 7 series features curved displays, leaks suggest that the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro will come with a flat display.
Pixel 8 & Pixel 8 Pro
Recently shared leaks from Android Authority reveals that Pixel 8 Pro will come with a flat display, which is good news for those who prefer the flat display. We know there are also fans of curved displays but this is what the new Pro model to offer.
Pixel 8 will have a 6.17-inch 1080×2400 resolution OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and maximum brightness of 1400 nits (HDR). Pixel 8 Pro will feature a larger 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 1344×2992 and a brightness of 1600 nits (HDR). Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will have ppi values of 427 and 490, respectively. Pixel 8 Pro’s display should look much sharper than the vanilla variant but 427 ppi is pretty good for a compact phone.
Android Authority shared an illustration of both displays, which show that the difference between the two models is not only that the Pro variant will have a flat display, and the vanilla model will come with a smaller one.
What’s also new is that the both phones will be more rounded. While Pixel 7 has a corner radius of 47px, Pixel 8 has a corner radius of 102px. Pixel 8 Pro has 115px corner radius while Pixel 7 Pro has only 50px. This year’s Pixel 8 series has a much more rounded design approach than its predecessors.
The display of both phones will offer more refresh rate options than previous Pixel devices. The enhanced variable refresh rate feature can help save battery life. Pixel 7 Pro can switch between 30 Hz, 60 Hz and 120 Hz, while Pixel 8 Pro can drop all the way down to 5 Hz.
Pixel 8 will offer refresh rate options of 10 Hz, 30 Hz, 60 Hz and 120 Hz, while Pixel 8 Pro will offer refresh rate options of 5 Hz, 10 Hz, 30 Hz and 60 Hz-120 Hz. What are your thoughts on the display features of the Pixel 8 series? The switch to a flat screen for the Pro model something that you consider to be a positive thing?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to check out our previous article for more information on the detailed camera features of the upcoming Pixel 8 series here: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro camera specifications revealed