Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro announced with new design, Tensor G3 chip, and more
Google announced the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro today, the latest additions to its popular smartphone lineup. The new phones feature a redesigned look, a new Tensor G3 chip, and a number of other upgrades.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have a new design that is similar to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but with some key differences. The phones have a more rounded design, with a smaller camera bar on the back. The Pixel 8 is available in three colors: Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam, and Kinda Coral. The Pixel 8 Pro is available in two colors: Stormy Black and Sorta Sunny.
The Pixel 8 has a 6.4-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both phones have a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera.
The Pixel 8 has a dual-camera system on the back, with a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor. The Pixel 8 Pro has a triple-camera system on the back, with a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 48-megapixel telephoto sensor, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide sensor. Both phones have a 12-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are powered by the new Tensor G3 chip, which is based on the second-generation Google Tensor chip. The Tensor G3 chip is said to be up to 20% faster than the original Tensor chip.
The Pixel 8 has a 4,600mAh battery, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery. Both phones support fast charging and wireless charging.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro both feature a number of other features, including:
- A new Magic Eraser feature that can remove unwanted objects from photos
- A new Face Unblur feature that can improve the clarity of faces in photos
- A new Motion Mode feature that can capture smooth, blur-free photos of moving subjects
- A new Real Tone feature that is designed to better represent the skin tones of people of color
Pricing and availability
The Pixel 8 starts at $599, while the Pixel 8 Pro starts at $899. Both phones will be available for pre-order starting on October 20, and they will be released on October 28.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are significant upgrades over their predecessors. They feature a new design, a new Tensor G3 chip, and a number of other improvements. The phones are sure to be popular with fans of the Pixel lineup.