This information comes from an industry insider Yogesh Brar on Twitter. According to Brar, the device will sport a 6.7-inch Quad HD Plus LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The three-camera system will feature a 50MP main lens, a 64MP ultra-wide, and a 48MP telephoto option for close-up photography. The main camera will also have SELF (Optical Image Stabilization) to keep images steady and sharp. The selfie camera is configured to accommodate an 11MP lens. It’s all powered by a 4,950mAh battery that supports fast charging up to 27W.
The internal hardware is rather interesting. Under the hood, the Pixel 8 Pro would run on the Google Tensor G3 SoC (system on chip) alongside a Titan chip to protect sensitive information. RAM is capped at 12GB. There will be two storage options at launch: 128GB and 256GB. The screen would house an ultrasonic fingerprint reader.
There’s even a mention of a temperature sensor adding extra validity to a may leak who said the Pixel 8 Pro will have a built-in thermometer under the rear camera. We wonder if such a feature is worth including. It’s not the worst idea in the world, but is it something people want on their phone? He seems to be a a technology better suited to connected watches, according to U.S.
Mostly a rehash
If this all sounds familiar, it’s because these specs are very familiar to what you find on the Pixel 7 Pro. The older device has the same LTPO OLED display, which means the rumored Pixel 8 Pro could also produce a resolution of 3,120 x 1,440 pixels. The memory is the same. The storage options are the same. The Pixel 7 Pro even has an in-display fingerprint reader (although it’s an optical sensor, not an ultrasonic).
There are of course some upgrades, the addition of the Tensor G3 chip being the most notable. There is some hype around the new SoC as it might introduce a great improvement in gaming performance. The ultra-wide and close-up photographs taken by a Pixel 8 Pro can be even better thanks to the improved lenses. Additionally, the next flagship phone potentially has a slightly larger battery, which means it will likely last a bit longer.
Analysis: stay modest
As for the leak, we are split. On the one hand, Google is reconditioning a smartphone, admittedly great, while repairing a few elements. The Focus macros on the Pixel 7 Pro didn’t surprise us, nor did the battery life. But the company may be granting almost everything on our Pixel 8 wishlist. We would like to know if the software support will go beyond five years.
On the other hand, it may disappoint current Pixel owners hoping for a major upgrade or interested people looking for a reason to jump ship. It looks like Google is choosing to play it safe with its next-gen mobile device rather than bring people down.
As with any leak, take everything you see with a grain of salt. Things could change at the last minute. Hopefully Google decides to do more than just roll out a slightly improved Pixel 7 Pro and does something to wow us. Either way, we’ll know for sure when the Pixel 8 Pro is likely to release later this year. The launch date should be sometime in October.