Google has launched its much-anticipated Pixel 8 series on October 4th. The much-awaited event was livestreamed on YouTube, where special revelations were made about its latest series. Though tech geeks have gotten their hands on these devices in advance, we have you covered with all the nitty-gritty details. Ss out till now. Since the Google Pixel 7 series has been a top performer for Google, we are excited to see how this new entrant will perform. Before we unveil some new features, here’s a quick rundown of the launch. Let’s see what’s changed!
Table of contents
- Google unveiled its premium Pixel 8 series on October 4th
- Significant camera upgrades
- Preorders opened
- AI Magic Editor and Magic Eraser take editing to the next level
What Do You Need to Know About Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro?
A number of leaks and unboxings had surrounded the internet by storm about the upcoming Google Pixel 8 series. As per the official sources, flat display glass, camera sensor and cutout, and AI features for video recording are something that will make this series stand out. Most of these came true, and how!
AI Magic Eraser
The Magic Eraser and Magic Editor are the standout features in the Pixel 8 series. This feature is available through the Google Photos app. It allows users to remove background noise from videos and edit photos in a nearly professional manner. You can even change the lighting of a photo and fill in the backgrounds.
The Tensor G3 chip has added some significant upgrades over the Pixel 7. Also, another camera with 48 MP and a 5x telephoto lens. The Pixel 8 Pro has a 50MP wide lens and a 48MP ultrawide lens with Mega Focus. It also has Pro controls, which let people shoot in RAW, and adjust factors like shutter speed, focus, and ISO. Some of the pictures shown truly looked professional-level.
The Google Pixel 8 has a 50MP wide lens and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with Macro Focus. What’s intriguing about these phones is how AI features will perform and make the devices cutting-edge. It remains to be seen how these cameras will function in the hands of regular users and how user-friendly they really are.
The Pixel 8 Pro comes in three color options: bay, porcelain, and obsidian. Bay is a great-looking blue, leaning towards bright sky tones. Porcelain and obsidian are their standard white and black options, respectively.
The Pixel 8’s three colorways are: hazel, rose, and obsidian. Obsidian is the standard black, while hazel is a dark, silvery gray. The rose option is a light and bright pink, and looks like it will be quite popular.
Like the 7 series, the corner edges are rounded but slightly increase in width. There is no significant change in terms of design for the Google Pixel 8 series. The renders that had been previously floating around the internet have been proven true.
As a traditional approach for the Pixel line, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have a dual-tone glass back coupled with a metal outline frame extending to their camera modules. Moreover, the thickness of the bezels has not changed much, and the placement of the selfie camera remains the same as in the Pixel 7 series. However, the Pixel 8 Pro screen is much flatter compared to the curved edges of its predecessor. The Pixel 8, meanwhile, has shrunk from 6.3 to 6.2 inches.
Pixel 8 Storage and Battery
The Pixel 8 has 128GB and 256GB options with 8 GB of RAM, while the Pixel 8 Pro has those options, along with 512 GB and 1TB versions as well.
The new series has some major improvements in battery performance across the board. The Pixel 8 has a 4,575 mAH battery, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a 5,050 mAH. This is a significant improvement over the previous version.
The charging speed is faster than ever before. The standard model has a speed of 27W, while the pro one has a charging speed of 30W.
The Google Pixel 8’s price starts at $699. Meanwhile, the Pro model starts at $999. Both of these prices mark a $100 increase over their predecessors.
Bringing AI Ideas Under One Roof
Overall, this new series offers some really impressive features. We are excited to see it in action, and preorders are now open.