Google Pixel 8 Pro Design & Color Options Leaks Again: What to Expect
The Pixel 8 Pro, set to launch on October 4 as the successor to last year's Pixel 7 Pro, has had its design unveiled by the company. This flagship smartphone is gearing up to compete with Apple's rumored iPhone 15 Pro models and Samsung's upcoming flagship handset, expected to debut soon. In a departure from previous reports, Google has disclosed that the Pixel 8 Pro will feature a physical SIM tray alongside eSIM support.
On a recent occasion, Google briefly showcased the Pixel 8 Pro through its Pixel Phone Simulator website. Screenshots and video recordings shared by users on X (formerly known as Twitter) revealed a 360-degree view of the device, showcasing its design and certain specifications, such as the inclusion of a rumored temperature sensor.
No way. It happened AGAIN. Google themselves leaked the Pixel 8 Pro.
The website also spotlighted the rear camera module of the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro, housing three cameras in a layout similar to last year's Pixel flagship. Unlike the previous model, this year's iteration houses all three cameras within the same cutout on the raised camera module.
In line with Google's approach for previously released Pixel models, the website allowed users to select specific components of the device for detailed information, confirming that the Pixel 8 Pro will support at least one physical SIM card. This revelation contradicts earlier reports that suggested the phone would solely offer eSIM support in the United States, akin to Apple's iPhone 14 series models.
The simulator website entry for the Pixel 8 Pro revealed three color options: Licorice, Porcelain, and Sky. Tipster Evan Blass also shared an image of the Pixel 8 Pro in the purported Sky colorway, which aligns with the unified rear camera cutout design featured on Google's official website.
This isn't the first instance of Google unintentionally revealing its upcoming handset; last week, the Pixel 8 Pro in a Porcelain colorway was inadvertently disclosed on the Google Store website in the United States. Furthermore, there are reports indicating that Google plans to enhance software support for its next generation of Pixel phones by extending the duration of operating system updates to up to five years, a move that would bring Google's OS update support in line with Apple's, which offers a similar five OS update cycle for all its smartphones.