During last year’s I/O event, Google decided to anticipate leaks and indiscretions (even if practically everything was known by now) by showing Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in advance, its smartphones that would then arrive on the market after a couple of months. At Google I/O 2023, however, there was only room for the Pixel 7a, the smallest and cheapest of the three of which we also saw the tests carried out by DxOMark on the camera and battery today.
SO FAR WE KNOW LITTLE
We have now arrived in mid-May and Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro already know something, not much but, above all, nothing official. Google so far does decided to maintain total silence. Through the rumors circulated so far we know that they will have a design similar to that of the current Pixels, at least judging by the first covers, with a fairly flat display, and we know that the Pixel 8 Pro could use a 50MP Samsung Isocell GN2 sensor from 1/ 1.12 inch.
In the past few hours, a video shared by Kuba Wojciechowskileaker considered a fairly reliable source, in addition to showing its design, would also reveal that the Pixel 8 Pro could integrate a thermometer to measure body temperature placed on the back, on the raised part which also houses the triple camera and LED flash.
A THERMOMETER ON THE BACK
As for the design, the Pixel 8 Pro would have a front camera inserted into a hole in the displayvery similar to what was seen on the Pixel 7 Pro, and a rear with all three sensors inserted within a single “pill”. Otherwise, the metal frame that houses the camera module would appear to be the same as the Pixel 7 Pro.
Just below the LED flash instead there would be the sensor for detecting the temperature, similar to what is usually used in most common non-contact thermometers. The video offers a clear demonstration of how will this thermometer work although, judging by the movements of the display, it is clear that this is an edited video.
To use the thermometer it should be necessary to locate the white sensor, bring it close to the forehead, press the start button and start moving the device from the center to the sides of the head, up to the temples. The temperature should be read in about 5 seconds.
In addition to measuring body temperature, according to the leaker, the Pixel 8 Pro should also be able to measure the temperature of objects up to 5cm away and all collected data should be stored locally and managed by the Android Private Compute Core.