Google plans to hold its annual Pixel launch event next month, where the company is expected to announce the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. However, Google seems to be struggling to keep the lid open as leaks continue to pour information about the upcoming smartphones.
A new leak posted on X (formerly Twitter) has shed light on the pricing of the upcoming smartphones. According to Kamila Wojciechowska, the Google Pixel 8 series will start at $699 while the Pixel 8 Pro will cost $899. From the leak, it looks like Google is bumping up the price of the Pixel 8 by $100 while the Pro will keep the same price as the Pixel 7 Pro.
I wasn’t really going to do this today, but someone claims to know the prices of the Pixel 8 series in the US, which isn’t quite true, so here it is-
Pixel 8 series pricing in the US from the most reliable source out there – Google themselves. pic.twitter.com/t0dv4YtMl5
— kamila 🌸 (@Za_Raczke) September 24, 2023
The leak also gives us a bird’s-eye view of the differences between the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel 8 series. Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 8 series will include Google’s news The Tensor G3 chipset Which will be paired with up to 12GB of RAM. The Pixel 8 will also get a 120Hz variable refresh rate display, up from the 90Hz display on the Pixel 7 which should improve its battery life.
Both phones will also feature macro focus, something the Pixel 7 series lacked, and the Pixel 8 Pro will come with a 48MP 5x telephoto camera along with a 48MP ultra-wide camera. This will of course connect to the 50MP main camera on both devices. In terms of software features, Google will add Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, Night Sight, Real Tone and more to improve the camera experience.
For security reasons, Google offers its VPN service to owners of the Pixel 8 series, which is usually reserved for Google One subscribers. Remember this, Google VPN is Only available in select countries So maybe not everyone will be able to take advantage of it. Google will also offer a fingerprint scanner and facial recognition as biometric security options. It is unclear whether Google plans to use an ultrasonic or optical fingerprint scanner in the Pixel 8 series.
Although it seems that most of the information regarding the Pixel 8 series has been leaked online, it will still be interesting to see what Google has in store for us at the event.