Following Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 15 unveiling date, Google has also revealed its plans for the next iteration of its Pixel smartphone. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are set to debut on October 4 in New York City at the Google Pixel 8 event. This event will likely introduce the new flagship smartphones and other devices, including the Pixel Watch 2 and potentially updates to the Nest/Home line.
In recent years, Google’s hardware offerings have gained momentum. The Pixel 6, released in 2021, marked a significant shift for the Pixel phone line, featuring a premium design, improved camera capabilities, and the company’s proprietary Tensor chip.
The Pixel 7a was introduced during I/O, and the Pixel Fold, Google’s first foldable device, was also announced. Leaks about the Pixel 8 suggest similarities to the Pixel 7 in terms of design, and rumors indicate that the Tensor G3 chip will feature nine cores and be built on the Arm Immortalis architecture.
While the Pixel Tablet is not expected to receive an update, there is anticipation for potential Nest/Home line updates. Google’s smart home offerings have seen fewer updates in recent times, and this event could provide an opportunity for the company to make meaningful enhancements in that area. Let’s take a look at the details of the Google Pixel 8 event!
When is Google Pixel 8 event?
Google has taken the early initiative to announce the date for its upcoming major hardware event, perhaps in response to Apple’s recent announcement. On October 4, the tech giant will officially unveil its highly anticipated Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. This move indicates Google’s eagerness to showcase its latest offerings and compete in the ever-evolving tech landscape.
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In contrast to Apple’s customary event location in Cupertino, California, Google has opted for New York City as the backdrop for its hardware unveiling. Both events are scheduled to commence at 10 AM local time.
The tech giant has announced that it will reveal the latest additions to its Pixel lineup of devices on October 4 during the event. This suggests that the anticipated Pixel Watch 2 could also make its debut on the same occasion.
Google Pixel 8 leaks
Now that the Google Pixel 8 event time is set let’s look at its leaks. Interestingly, or perhaps intentionally to generate excitement, Google accidentally leaked an image of its upcoming Pixel 8 Pro smartphone just hours before on its online store. The leak has already sparked discussions and anticipation among tech enthusiasts.
Google Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8: What we have learned so far
The Pixel 8 Pro has been subject to numerous recent leaks, and reports suggest it will come equipped with several notable features. These include a temperature sensor located on the back, a sizable 6.7-inch 120 Hz QHD+ LTPO OLED display, the powerful Tensor G3 chipset, a generous 12GB of RAM, storage options of either 128GB or 256GB, an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, a triple rear camera setup (consisting of a 50 MP main sensor with OIS, a 64 MP ultrawide lens, and a 48 MP telephoto lens), an 11 MP front-facing camera, and a substantial 4,950 mAh battery capable of 27W wired charging. By default, it will come pre-loaded with Android 14.
On the other hand, the Pixel 8 is expected to share some of these features. It will also utilize the Tensor G3 chipset and run Android 14 out of the box.
Additionally, it will sport the same 11 MP selfie camera, provide storage options of 128GB or 256GB, and feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Its display will be a slightly smaller 6.17-inch 1080×2400 120 Hz touchscreen. The rear camera system will be dual, consisting of a 50 MP main sensor and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. The device will be powered by a 4,485 mAh battery with support for 24W wired charging and 12W wireless charging.
Google Pixel 8 leaked: New images
The leaked image of the Pixel 8 Pro aligns with previous leaks and rumors, showcasing a design where a glass oval encases the rear cameras. The camera arrangement protrudes in a bar-shaped design, a style reminiscent of other recent Pixel smartphone models.
While the leaked image doesn’t provide insights into the phone’s internal components, ample information has been circulating regarding its specifications, display characteristics, RAM, camera hardware, and potential new software features, such as Video Unblur.
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