Due to susceptibility to leaks and teasers about the devices, one feels like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have been around for a while.

Google Pixel 8 Pro launched

The major addition is the Tensor G3 chipset – fabbed on Samsung‘s 4nm process. It has a 9-core processor packing a single Cortex-X3 prime core, four Cortex-A715 cores, and another four Cortex-A510. The Pixel 8 sticks to 8 GB of RAM, while the Pro ups that to 12GB. Both Pixel 8 phones are IP68 water and dust-tight and feature fingerprint and face unlock.

Pixel 8 Pro Unveiled

The Pixel 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO 120Hz OLED with a higher 2,400 nits peak brightness, topped by Gorilla Glass Victus 2. You’ll have a choice of three colors – Blue, Obsidian, and Beige.

Google Pixel 8 Pro design

Three cameras sit on the back of the Pixel 8 Pro – a 50MP Octa-PD (phase-detect autofocus) wide shooter with OIS, a new 48MP Quad-PD ultrawide, and a 48MP Quad-PD 5x zoom camera with up to 30X Super-Res digital zoom. The front camera is a new 10.5MP unit with a wide field of view.

Google Pixel 8 Pro camera

There’s a new skin temperature sensor next to the cameras that’s a Pixel 8 Pro-exclusive. The sensor is reportedly a Melexis MLX90632 unit and its sole purpose is to read temperature – there won’t be any clever photography tricks with this one.

Speaking of photography tricks, the new Pixel 8 series has Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Best Take, and Macro Focus (which uses the ultrawide). The Pixel 8 Pro has the new Pro Controls feature, which the 8 lacks.

Google Pixel 8 Pro specs

Finally, the Pixel 8 Pro has a 5,050mAh battery with 30W wired charging and 23W wireless charging.

Both new Google Pixel 8 phones come with a free VPN by Google One and a promise of 7 years of OS and security updates, which is the longest in the Android realm. As a matter of fact, the latest iOS 17 was only available to devices up to 5 years old.

Google Pixe 8 Pro 1

Google Pixel 8 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 – G1MNW
    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 – GC3VE
  • 5G bands:
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – G1MNW
    • 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 – GC3VE
  • Speed: HSPA, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2023, October 04
  • Status: Exp. release 2023, October 12

Design

  • Dimensions: 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm (6.40 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 213 g (7.51 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay
  • SIM: Nano-SIM and eSIM
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)

Display

  • Type: LTPO OLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1600 nits (HBM), 2400 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.7 inches, 108.7 cm2 (~87.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1344 x 2992 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~489 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 14

Hardware

  • Chipset: Google Tensor G3 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Nona-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-X3 & 4×2.45 GHz Cortex-A715 & 4×2.15 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Immortalis-G715s MC10
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31″, 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, multi-zone Laser AF, OIS
    • 48 MP, f/2.8, 113mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
    • 48 MP, f/2.0, 126˚ (ultrawide), 0.8µm, dual pixel PDAF
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Ultra-HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@24/30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS, OIS, 10-bit HDR
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 10.5 MP, f/2.2, 20mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.22µm, PDAF
  • Features: Auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video@ 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (G1), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5)
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.2

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, thermometer (skin temperature)
  • Ultra Wideband (UWB) support

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 5050 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 30W wired, PD3.0, PPS, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • 23W wireless
  • Reverse wireless

Models: GC3VE, G1MNW

Google Pixel 8 Pro Price and Availability

Google Pixel 8 Pro in colors

The 128GB Google Pixel 8 Pro is €1,100/$1,000/INR107,000. You’ll get a free Pixel Buds Pro with a Pixel 8 purchase, and a Pixel Watch 2 with a Pixel 8 Pro purchase in Europe and the US. In India you are only getting 50% discount on the accessories.

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