Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro Leaked Display Specifications now Available
Google is planning to release two high-end smartphones later this year, namely the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. It's not surprising that details about these upcoming devices have already surfaced months ahead of their launch. According to a recent report, the Pixel 8 Pro will have a flat screen, which is a departure from its predecessor, the Pixel 7.
According to the folks at Android Authority, the Pixel 8 Pro is expected to come with a 6.7-inch OLED display. Unlike the Pixel 7 Pro, this new model will sport a flatter screen with slightly rounded corners. On the other hand, the Pixel 8 is rumored to have a slightly smaller 6.17-inch OLED display compared to the Pixel 7's 6.3-inch screen.
Interestingly, even though the Pixel 8 will maintain the same 2,400 x 1,080-pixel resolution as its predecessor, it will pack more pixels per inch (427 PPI) due to the smaller display, as mentioned in the report. Meanwhile, the Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature a slightly smaller 2,992 x 1,344 resolution, deviating from the Pixel 7 Pro's 3,120 x 1,440-pixel resolution.
The report also indicates that Google plans to enhance the brightness levels of both smartphones. It's suggested that the new models will achieve up to 1,600 nits of brightness, compared to the 1,000 nits offered by the Pixel 7 series.
Furthermore, there will be some changes in the refresh rate department. The Pixel 8 is rumored to support a refresh rate ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz, while the Pixel 8 Pro will be capable of switching between refresh rates of 5Hz and 120Hz.
Earlier, camera specifications for both devices were leaked online. It appears that both smartphones will boast a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 primary camera sensor. Additionally, the Pixel 8 Pro is said to feature a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 camera with an ultra-wide lens and a 48-megapixel Samsung GM5 telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom. Interestingly, a leaked video also suggests the presence of a temperature sensor next to the camera sensors.
As for the Pixel 8, it seems to retain a dual-camera setup, possibly featuring a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 ultra-wide camera with a 0.55x zoom ratio. Both phones are also rumored to come equipped with an 11-megapixel Samsung 3J1 sensor.
Finally, it's expected that both devices will be powered by the upcoming Google Tensor G3 SoC and will likely run on Android 14 straight out of the box.