Google’s upcoming smartphones, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, have had their complete technical specifications leaked ahead of their official presentation on October 4th, along with the Pixel Watch 2. The leak, courtesy of reliable leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, not only revealed the specs but also highlighted a significant change: these phones will receive 7 years of security updates, compared to the previous 5 years.
Both models are expected to feature Google’s Tensor G3 chip, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, an under-screen fingerprint sensor, and support for face unlock.
The Pixel 8 is the smaller of the two devices, sporting a 6.17-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t have an LTPO panel, which means it might not dynamically adjust the refresh rate like LTPO screens, potentially making it slightly more power-hungry.
In terms of photography, Google’s renowned algorithms will be supported by a 50MP primary camera with hardware stabilization, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 10.5MP selfie camera.
Despite its compact size, the Pixel 8 will pack a reasonably generous 4575mAh battery, supporting 27W wired charging and 18W wireless charging. Its display will be protected by first-generation Corning Gorilla Victus glass, and it will offer configurations with 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM and storage options ranging from 128GB to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Pixel 8 Pro
The Pixel 8 Pro closely resembles the Pixel 7 Pro in terms of design. Its primary differentiator from the Pixel 8 will be its larger display, retaining the same 6.7-inch diagonal size but featuring LTPO technology, which allows for a variable refresh rate, potentially going as low as 1Hz.
The Pixel 8 Pro will also offer a significantly upgraded camera setup, featuring a 50MP primary sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and another 48MP sensor behind the telephoto lens. This telephoto lens will also benefit from optical stabilization and may support up to 30W in Super Res zoom.
Under the hood, the Pixel 8 Pro will feature 12GB of RAM and storage options that go up to 512GB in Europe, with the 1TB version reserved for the United States. The battery capacity will increase to 5050mAh, supporting 30W wired charging and 23W wireless charging. Additionally, the Pixel 8 Pro will feature second-generation Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The expected prices for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are as follows:
- Pixel 8: $699, an increase of $100 compared to its predecessor.
- Pixel 8 Pro: $899, maintaining the same price as the previous model.
While these are the expected dollar prices, it remains to be seen how they will translate into European and other regional pricing. Earlier leaks had suggested prices of 799 euros and 1099 euros for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, respectively, in France.