As the clock ticks down to 10 AM ET, October 4, 2023, Wednesday, the “Made by Google” event in New York has been privy to the anticipation surrounding the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Despite the event’s imminent arrival, the Google Pixel 8 rumors continue to grow and we might have just caught an early unboxing look at Google’s upcoming smartphone lineup and also the Google Pixel Watch 2. What are the specs of Google Pixel 8 and what other glimpses can these rumors offer?
Sneak Peek: Google’s Pixel 8 Rumors Find Pixel 8 Pre-Order Details
In a pair of intriguing unboxing videos posted on YouTube by a user named PBKreviews, there are some Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro rumors being fueled.
The videos, while not revealing groundbreaking information, provide a tantalizing preview of the packaging for both devices. The sleek packages include essential accessories like a USB-C cable, a manual, and a Quick Switch adapter for seamless data transfer from your old device to the Pixel 8.
Notably, the unboxing videos showcase various color variations for the new devices. The Pixel 8 shines in a glossy gray shade with a silver camera bar, while the Pixel 8 Pro impresses with its matte black finish and a sleek black camera bar. These color options align with earlier leaked information as well.
One interesting detail revealed in the videos is the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor on both devices, suggesting a continuation of the feature from their predecessors. Given Google’s history of leaks, it’s hardly surprising to see such an early unboxing video emerge ahead of the Pixel 8 launch event, especially considering the multitude of leaks in recent weeks, some possibly originating from Google itself.
Google Pixel 8 Specs
Rumors surrounding the Pixel 8 series hint at some exciting specifications.
The 6.17-inch Pixel 8 may sport a dual-camera arrangement consisting of a 50MP wide lens, and a 12MP ultrawide lens with Macro Focus, yet with the absence of a telephoto lens. A versatile 60Hz-120Hz refresh rate is rumored to be present as well.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 8 Pro steps up with a larger 6.7-inch display and a 1-120Hz refresh rate. Pixel 8 rumors suggest it will feature an upgraded camera setup, including a 50MP wide lens, a 48MP ultrawide lens with Macro Focus, and a powerful 48MP 5x telephoto lens.
Exclusive to the Pro variant are a body thermometer sensor, a new time-of-flight sensor, and a higher 12GB RAM capacity.
Battery capacities also differ, with the Pixel 8 packing a 4,485mAh battery and the Pro sporting a more substantial 4,950mAh. Both phones are rumored to come with AI-enhanced features, promising impressive photography capabilities.
Additionally, the Pixel 8 supports 24W charging, while the Pro accelerates to 27W. Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro promise long-term support with OS and security updates for an impressive seven years.
What About Google Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel 8 Pre-Order Deets?
While the Pixel 8 series will officially debut later this week, the multitude of leaks has made them feel almost official already.
Beyond the Pixel 8 lineup, Google has another surprise up its sleeve – the Pixel Watch 2. This exciting revelation will unfold at the “Made by Google” event.
Google itself fanned the flames of the Pixel 8 rumors by recently leaking that pre-orders will commence immediately after the event concludes, and there are hints of enticing pre-order bonuses for customers in the US.
Notably, some Pixel 8 rumors revealed that the Pixel 8 pre-order perks won’t be exclusive to the US market – they may extend to select European countries as well. Previous leaks in the US suggested that pre-ordering the Pixel 8 Pro would land enthusiasts a free Pixel Watch 2, while Pixel 8 pre-orders might come with Pixel Buds Pro.
With the “Made by Google” event just around the corner, the excitement surrounding the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 is reaching a fever pitch. These Google Pixel 8 rumors and unboxing glimpses offer a tantalizing preview of what’s to come. Stay tuned for the official unveiling on October 4, 2023, and the enticing pre-order offers that may extend beyond the US borders.