Introducing the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, two highly anticipated smartphones that have now been officially unveiled after a slew of leaks and teasers. The standout feature in these new devices is the Tensor G3 chipset, built on Samsung’s cutting-edge 4nm process. Powering the Pixel 8 is a 9-core processor, including a single Cortex-X3 prime core, four Cortex-A715 cores, and another four Cortex-A510 cores. The Pixel 8 is equipped with 8 GB of RAM, while the Pro variant boasts an impressive 12 GB. Both phones, designed with IP68 water and dust resistance, feature fingerprint and face unlock capabilities.
Moving to the Pixel 8, this model is now 10g lighter and slightly smaller due to its compact 6.2-inch FHD+ display. This improved screen offers a peak brightness of 2,000 nits and a dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, toggling seamlessly between 60Hz and 120Hz. Available in Hazel, Obsidian, or Rose, the Pixel 8 incorporates a 12MP autofocus ultrawide camera and a 50MP Octa-PD main camera with 8x Super-Res digital zoom. Both models share a common 10.5MP selfie camera.
Google offers an enticing package with both Pixel 8 phones, including a free VPN by Google One and an industry-leading commitment to 7 years of OS and security updates, setting a new standard in the Android realm. The Pixel 8 starts at €799/$699 for the 128GB variant, while the Pixel 8 Pro is priced at €1,099/$999 for the same storage capacity. To sweeten the deal, a Pixel Buds Pro is bundled with a Pixel 8 purchase, and a Pixel Watch 2 accompanies a Pixel 8 Pro purchase.