Google Introduces Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones are Google’s latest lineup bolstering the Pixel family roster. The new additions promise a plethora of features and upgrades.

The Google Pixel 8 flaunts a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, affectionately called the Actua display by Google.

Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and a 120Hz refresh rate, there’s a lot more this baby has to offer than its Pixel 7 sibling – even though at 6.3 inches, the latter boasts a slightly larger screen.

To satisfy your shutterbug, the Google Pixel 8 is equipped with a dual rear camera setup, featuring a 50 MP main sensor and a 12 MP ultrawide lens.

For your selfie game, there’s a 10.5 MP wide-angle shooter. Google pledges a 21% increase in light sensitivity in their new main camera as compared to Pixel 7’s model. Do note, however, there’s no telephoto camera onboard.

On the software front, Google has designed an innovative Best Take feature in the Photos app that combines your gallery images to deliver the most consistent shot.

But that’s not all – the Pixel 8 is equipped with a powerful 4,485 mAh battery, capable of 24W wired charging. Google even guarantees a 24-hour life-span for the battery and rapid 30W charging – with 50% capacity reached in just 30 minutes!

Sporting a robust IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, the Pixel 8 doubles down on security with an upgraded face unlocking system. And, it’s not just the functionality that’s gotten an upgrade; the Pixel 8 is visibly different, available in three lush colours – a new rose hue, taking a cue from iPhone 15, alongside classic obsidian black and hazel.

It runs on 8GB RAM and rides on Google’s Tensor G3 chipset, further cemented by a robust AI machine learning model that Google proclaims is 10 times more complex than what was equipped in Pixel 6.

For multi-lingual users, the Pixel 8’s keyboard and recorder have a seamless language switching feature. Browser users are also in for a treat – Google’s Pixel 8 provides summaries of websites in bullet points.

The Pixel 8 provides seven years of OS and frequent security updates on the Android 14 platform and a promise of Feature Drops every few months.

Start marking your calendars because it’s going to be available starting October 12.

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