Twitter user Yogesh Brar has recently leaked a bunch of Google Pixel 8 Pro specs, providing confirmation on several anticipated details about the upcoming phone from Google. Notably, the leaks also shed light on some exciting upgrades to look forward to.
Among the circulating rumors, one particularly intriguing claim supported by Brar is the inclusion of a temperature sensor in the Google Pixel 8 Pro. Contrary to initial assumptions about color temperature, it appears this sensor is intended for measuring actual heat or cold levels. However, there may be some skepticism about its accuracy and reliability in providing precise results.
Google Pixel 8 Pro
– 6.7″ QHD+ LTPO OLED, 120Hz
– Google Tensor G3 + Titan chip
– 12GB RAM
– 128/256GB storage
– Camera: 50MP (OIS) + 64MP UW + 48MP (Tele)
– Selfie: 11MP
– Temperature sensor, Ultrasonic FP
– Android 14
– 4,950mAh battery, 27W wired charging
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) July 17, 2023
Google Pixel 8 Pro: The rumored specs
|Release date||October 2023|
|Display||6.7-inch QHD OLED|
|Rear cameras||50MP main, 64MP ultrawide, 48MP telephoto|
|Front camera||11MP selfie|
|Chipset||Google Tensor G3|
|Special features||Temperature sensor, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor|
New cameras and sensors
In the same line of leaks, Yogesh Brar also mentions that the Google Pixel 8 Pro will feature an “Ultrasonic FP.” This suggests that Google might opt for an ultrasonic fingerprint reader beneath the display, rather than a conventional optical reader, in order to enhance the device’s reliability.
The Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to cater to your photography requirements with an impressive camera setup. It is said to house a 50MP primary camera, a brand-new 64MP ultrawide camera (a significant upgrade from the current 12MP sensor), and a 48MP telephoto camera on the rear side. Additionally, it is equipped with an 11MP front-facing selfie snapper.
Brar remains tight-lipped about the specific magnification of the telephoto lens. However, speculations suggest it might retain the 5x zoom capabilities found in the Pixel 7 Pro, indicating the significant upgrade will likely be centered around the ultrawide camera. Furthermore, a previous leak hinted at an intriguing development: the 50MP main camera could receive a new sensor, albeit with the same resolution as its predecessor.
The Pixel 8 Pro is anticipated to feature a 6.7-inch QHD OLED display with a 120Hz peak refresh rate, matching the specifications of the Pixel 7 Pro. However, conflicting information from another source suggests that the Pixel 8 Pro’s panel might be slightly smaller and have a slightly lower resolution as a consequence.
Performance, battery and software
Brar reveals that the Pixel 8 Pro will be powered by a new Tensor G3 chip. This upcoming chip is expected to offer significantly more power than the current Tensor G2, although it remains possible that it might still lag slightly behind the latest chipsets found in other Android phones or iPhones in terms of performance.
Regarding memory, the rumored configuration of 12GB RAM and storage options of either 128GB or 256GB aligns with what the Pixel 7 Pro offers. However, it’s worth noting that Brar doesn’t mention a 512GB variant for the Pixel 8 Pro, which Google currently offers. Hopefully, this omission is merely a regional decision and not an indication of Google neglecting users who require ample on-board storage.
As expected, Brar asserts that the Pixel 8 Pro will come equipped with Android 14, Google’s latest software update that is currently under development. Historically, Google has launched these updates alongside its flagship Pixels each year, implying that other Android 14 phones are unlikely to hit the market before the release of the Pixel 8 series.
The rumored battery capacity for the Pixel 8 Pro is slightly smaller, at 4,950 mAh compared to the Pixel 7 Pro’s 5,000 mAh. While this reduction raises concerns about potential impacts on battery life, it’s worth noting that the Pixel 7 Pro already falls short in this regard. However, there’s some good news too – the Pixel 8 Pro is set to make a positive change to its charging system, with the leak indicating an upgrade from 23W to a 27W wired standard.
Brar’s final point suggests that both the Pixel 8 Pro and the standard Pixel 8 will likely be launched in October. This timeline aligns with Google’s traditional month for introducing new flagship Pixel devices, making it a reasonable assumption even without the leak.
Upon its arrival, the Pixel 8 series will face the challenging task of living up to the success of its predecessors, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which were well-received despite their imperfections. Additionally, the new Pixels will be entering a highly competitive smartphone market, with the anticipated launch of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro the previous month, followed by the Galaxy S24 series expected to release early in the new year.