Google Reveals Launch Date For Pixel 8 And 8 Pro
Apple made its iPhone launch event announcement two days ago, and shortly after, Google revealed its own event for the upcoming Pixel phones, although it’s scheduled about a month after the iPhone launch.
Interestingly, Google’s announcement came before Apple’s timeline, sparking speculation that it might be a strategic move to counter Apple’s unveiling. Regardless, the official introduction of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is scheduled for October 4.
Unlike Apple’s traditional event location at Cupertino, California, Google has chosen New York City for its event. Both events are set to begin at 10 AM in the USA.
Google has declared its plan to “reveal the latest additions” to the Pixel device lineup on October 4, hinting at a potential simultaneous launch of the Pixel Watch 2.
Interestingly, and possibly intentionally for the sake of building excitement, Google ‘accidentally’ disclosed its upcoming Pixel 8 Pro smartphone on its online store yesterday. See the official image below.
Pixel 8 Pro Leaks
Leaks surrounding the Pixel 8 Pro have generated widespread speculation. It’s rumored to include a rear temperature sensor, a substantial 6.7-inch 2K LTPO OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it’s expected to feature the Tensor G3 chipset along with 12 GB of RAM and storage options of either 128 GB or 256 GB.
Enhancing security, an in-display fingerprint sensor utilizing ultrasonic technology is featured. For photography, a highlighted triple rear camera system encompasses a 50MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 64MP ultrawide lens, and a 48MP telephoto lens. Selfie capabilities are represented by an 11MP front camera.
Anticipated is a 4,950 mAh battery with 27W wired charging support. The Pixel 8 Pro will launch with Android 14 right from the outset.
Pixel 8 Leaks
The Pixel 8 shares the same chipset and Android version as well as the familiar 11 MP selfie camera, storage options, and fingerprint sensor. It boasts a slightly smaller 6.17-inch display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
On its rear, a dual camera setup is showcased, comprising a 50MP main sensor and a 12MP ultrawide lens. Powering the device is a 4,485 mAh battery, compatible with 24W wired charging and 12W wireless charging.