The forthcoming Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are poised for launch as successors to the Pixel 7 series, unveiled in October 2022. These anticipated models, which are yet to receive official confirmation from Google, are generating considerable speculation. The Pixel 8 lineup is projected to feature a fresh Tensor chipset, enhanced camera capabilities, and slightly more compact designs compared to the Pixel 7 counterparts.
According to recent insights shared by tipster Roland Quandt in a Winfuture report, the base variant of the Google Pixel 8 is anticipated to arrive with storage options of 128GB and 256GB. On the other hand, the Pixel 8 Pro might offer a range of storage capacities, including 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, akin to the preceding Pixel 7 lineup. Previous reports indicated that the base model could be equipped with 8GB of RAM, while the Pixel 8 Pro might boast an elevated 12GB of RAM.
In terms of aesthetics, it’s suggested that the standard Pixel 8 model might be offered in Licorice, Peony, and Haze color variants. Meanwhile, the higher-tier Pixel 8 Pro could potentially launch in Licorice, Porcelain, and Sky color options. Notably, a previously mentioned Jade color variant appears to have been omitted from this recent report.
Both Pixel 8 models are anticipated to be fueled by in-house Tensor G3 System-on-Chips (SoCs) complemented by Titan chips, and are expected to debut with stock Android 14 out-of-the-box. The Pixel 8 is projected to sport a 6.17-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, while the Pixel 8 Pro might feature a larger 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED panel with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. Both displays are anticipated to support a 120Hz refresh rate.
In the realm of photography, the Pixel 8 is rumored to incorporate a 50-megapixel primary Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), coupled with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and an 11-megapixel front camera.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 8 Pro is speculated to boast a triple rear camera setup, potentially comprising a 50-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, a 64-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48-megapixel telephoto lens. Additionally, an 11-megapixel front camera is expected to cater to selfies and video calls.
Battery capacities are expected to differ, with the Pixel 8 supposedly housing a 4,485mAh battery supporting 24W wired charging and 12W wireless charging. In contrast, the Pixel 8 Pro is anticipated to pack a larger 4,950mAh battery with 27W wired fast charging capabilities.