Google Pixel 8: The top features and specs to look forward to

Get ready for some exciting news in the world of smartphones because Google is all set to unveil its latest flagship wonders, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, on October 4, 2023. Expert believes that the Pixel 8 series is going to be a major upgrade from the previous generation. With fresh designs, camera enhancements that’ll leave you awestruck, and a powerhouse of a chipset, the Pixel 8 is poised to turn heads. But what exactly sets the Pixel 8 apart from the crowd, especially when compared to Android giants like the Samsung Galaxy S23? And what are the most anticipated and exciting features of the upcoming Pixel 8? Is the specs good enough? Let’s try to find out the answers to all these questions in this article.

You can also read details about the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro by clicking here.

Top Features to Look out for:

Here are some of the features of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 that you might be interested in:

Smart Photography:

Pixel 8 Camera

The Pixel 8 will have a larger rear camera bar with bigger sensors and a new 1-inch camera sensor for better photography. With the power of AI and Google’s software magic, we are expecting to see a formidable camera system boasting plenty of features that are sure to garner high praise from critics. Google is enhancing the phones’ camera capabilities with features like Real Tone, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Super Res Zoom, and the ability to swap faces in an image, likely through Magic Editor. Now let’s try to learn more about Pixel 8’s Camera system:

Main Camera

  • 50 MP Wide Lens: This lens boasts an impressive f/1.9 aperture and a 25mm focal length, ensuring vibrant and detailed shots even in challenging lighting conditions. With a large 1/1.31″ sensor and 1.2µm pixel size, it’s equipped for stunning photography. Features include multi-directional PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Laser AF (Autofocus), and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). So, say goodbye to shaky shots!
  • 12 MP Ultrawide Lens: With a wide 114˚ field of view, this lens lets you capture the grandeur of landscapes or fit all your friends into a group selfie effortlessly. It features an f/2.2 aperture, a 1/2.9″ sensor, and a 1.25µm pixel size.

Both lenses come with perks like Dual-LED flash for well-lit photos, Pixel Shift technology for enhanced image clarity, and Auto-HDR for balanced exposures. When it’s time to record video, the Pixel 8 shines with 4K@30/60fps capabilities, as well as 1080p@30/60/120/240fps options. Thanks to gyro-EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and OIS, your videos will be smooth and steady, while 10-bit HDR ensures lifelike colors and contrast.

Selfie Camera

  • 10.5 MP Ultrawide Lens: The front-facing camera is no slouch either. It’s 10.5 MP lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 21mm focal length captures your best angles. With a 1/3.1″ sensor and 1.22µm pixel size, it’s ideal for those stunning selfies and group photos. Auto-HDR and panorama features make sure your selfies always look their best.

And when you want to document your life in motion, the selfie camera can record in 4K@30/60fps or 1080p@30/60fps.

Impressive OS Updates:

Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will receive OS and security updates for seven years. Previously Google was supporting their devices for only five years. We are expecting 5 years of OS updates and another additional 2 years of Security updates for the upcoming devices. This will be a trendsetter in the Android market.

Improved Design and Display:

Pixel 8

The Pixel 8 will have a new design with more rounded corners and reduced bezels than the Pixel 7 series. It will have a new form factor, measuring between 5.8 and 6.1 inches, which is smaller than the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The Pixel 8 will have a flat OLED display (With a Variable Refresh rate of 60Hz-120Hz), unlike the curved screen of the Pixel 7 Pro. Pixel 8 will boost Up to 2,000 nits which is even higher than the Samsung S23 Ultra (1750 nits)

The Pixel 8 will have a range of cool colors to choose from, such as Obsidian, Jade, Licorice, Haze, and Peony. The back of the phone will have a larger rear camera bar with bigger sensors and a new 1-inch camera sensor for better photography. The frame of the phone will have a matte finish, which may give it a more premium feel.

AI-Powered Tensor G3 processor:

Tensor G3

The Pixel 8 will have a Tensor G3 processor, for improved performance and AI capabilities. It will have a range of cool AI-powered software features, thanks to Tensor, Google’s custom system-on-a-chip. With the power of AI, this powerful chip can handle more complex and natural queries, as well as control smart home devices and apps. This chip is also likely to enable some exclusive features and capabilities for the Pixel 8. Some of these exclusive features are advanced AI and machine learning functions, improved image processing, and enhanced speech recognition. Also, Google will introduce an upgraded voice assistant with its Pixel 8 series. The Google Tensor G3 chip will also help with battery life and power management of the device.

Specifications:

SpecificationGoogle Pixel 8
Display6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display
Refresh Rate60Hz-120Hz
Peak BrightnessUp to 2,000 nits
ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 with Titan M2
Security CoprocessorTitan M2 security coprocessor
RAM8GB LPDDR5X RAM
Storage128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
Battery and Charging4,575mAh with up to 27W fast charging
Wireless ChargingQi-certified wireless charging up to 18W
Security and OS Updates7 years of OS and security updates
Rear Cameras– 50MP Octa PD wide camera
– 12MP ultrawide camera
– OIS and EIS on wide
Front Cameras– 10.5MP Dual PD front camera
ConnectivityWi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3, NFC
MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass Victus cover and back
IP RatingIP68 rating
Security Features– Under-display fingerprint sensor
– Face ID
Weight187 grams
Color OptionsObsidian, Hazel, Rose

Conclusion:

The Pixel 8 will have a new design, a new form factor, a new processor, a new camera, and an upgraded voice assistant. We are also waiting to see some of its exciting features. Such as a temperature sensor, a staggered HDR mode, a Pixel Pass, and a Pixel Buds Connect. The Pixel 8 will be one of the most anticipated phones of the year. And we can’t wait to see what Google’s flagship can bring into the action.

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