At its MadeByGoogle’ 23 hardware event, Google unveiled the next generation of Pixel smartphones – Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro. The Pro comes with a number of software and hardware improvements, namely a new temperature sensor, and seven years of software updates. However, it also comes with a $100 price bump, starting at $999.
The phone comes with a 6.7” LTPO OLED display at 120Hz. Google has also stated that the Pixel 8 series use the new ‘Super Actua’ display. This is Google’s proprietary display, branded to focus on the screen’s overall color pane and tuning. Apart from that, the screen is bumped all the way up to 2,400 nits.
On the back, Google has maintained it’s visor-like design language, but even larger. Google has accommodated a new temperature sensor alongside three new upgraded cameras: 50MP main, 48MP ultra-wide and 48MP telephoto with a 5x optical zoom.
As for the hardware, the Pixel 8 Pro boasts Google’s in-house Tensor G3 chipset with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.
The Pixel 8 Pro is available in three color options – Bay, Porcelain and Obsidian. It starts at $999 and will go on sale on October 12th.