Google Pixel fans can expect some exciting upgrades with the upcoming release of the Google Pixel 8. Leaked information has provided insight into the new smartphone’s specifications and features, highlighting improvements over its predecessor, the Pixel 7.
One of the key enhancements is the Pixel 8’s display. It is rumored to feature a 6.17-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, providing users with a visually pleasing experience. In comparison, the Pixel 7 has a slightly larger 6.3-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 8’s smaller form factor and higher refresh rate offer a balance between compactness and performance.
Under the hood, the Pixel 8 is expected to house the Google Tensor G3 SoC, a significant upgrade over the Pixel 7’s Google Tensor G2. This new chipset is likely to deliver improved performance and efficiency, enhancing the overall user experience.
While specific CPU and GPU details for the Pixel 8 are not available, the Pixel 7 features an octa-core configuration, combining powerful Cortex-X1 and Cortex-A78 cores with energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. The Pixel 8 may carry a similar, upgraded configuration.
The camera system on the Pixel 8 is anticipated to receive notable upgrades as well. Leaks suggest a 50MP primary sensor (GN2) with optical image stabilization (OIS) for better image quality, along with a 12MP ultrawide camera.
Comparatively, the Pixel 7 also features a 50MP primary sensor with OIS and a 12MP ultrawide camera. However, the exact improvements in the Pixel 8’s camera setup remain undisclosed.
Battery capacity is expected to receive a boost in the Pixel 8, with a 4,485mAh battery mentioned in the leak. While the Pixel 7’s battery capacity is not specified, the larger battery in the Pixel 8 should provide improved endurance. Additionally, the Pixel 8 is rumored to support 24W wired charging and 12W wireless charging, although these features are not mentioned for the Pixel 7.
Other features include an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for secure biometric authentication on the Pixel 8. While details regarding enhancements or changes compared to the Pixel 7’s fingerprint sensor are unavailable, users can expect reliable and convenient unlocking options.
As for pricing, the leak suggests that the Pixel 8 will be priced at $649 or $699, making it $50 more expensive than the Pixel 7. This slight price increase aligns with the anticipated improvements and new features offered by the Pixel 8.