Google has finally made the Pixel 8 series flagship range official. This is the successor to last year Pixel 7 lineup and includes the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro. Both come with the upgraded Tensor G3 chipset, a 120Hz display and much more. Both feature the power of Google AI for live translations, enhanced Clear Calling, easy data transfer and more. You can view all the details below.
Pixel 8 series: specs and features
The Pixel 8 series looks similar to its predecessor, like revealed earlier. The same metal dot is placed horizontally to house the cameras and 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 brightness, HDR and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The Pixel 8, on the other hand, has a smaller screen size of 6.2 inches (also smaller than the 6.3-inch screen of the Pixel 7) and this time supports a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. There is also support for 1400 nits brightness and HDR. Its predecessor had a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
As far as cameras go, the Pixel 8 Pro has made a big leap from a 12MP main camera to one One of 50 MP with OIS support. This is accompanied by a 48 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 48 MP telephoto lens with up to 5x optical zoom. You also get support for up to 30x Super ResZoom. The Pixel 8 settles for a 50 MP primary camera and a 12 MP 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 many more.
Under the hood is the new thing Tensor G3 chipset with CPU and GPU improvements and Titan M2 security coprocessor. This is accompanied by up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. While the Pixel 8 gets its fuel from a 4,575 mAh battery, the Pixel 8 Pro has a larger 5,050 mAh battery. You get a fast charger up to 30W and wireless charging.
The Pixel 8 series runs on stock Android 14 with 7 years of updates. Both 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. A highlight of the Pixel 8 Pro is that it supports a temperature sensor rumors earlier. But this applies to objects and not to the human body.
Price and availability
The Google Pixel 8 starts at $699 (~Rs 58,200) and $999 (~Rs 83,200) and is now available for pre-order in the US. It will be up for grabs from October 12. The Pixel 8 Pro comes in Obsidian and Gray color options, while the Pixel 8 comes in Hazel, Obsidian, and Rose colorways.