Merakyat.org – The tech world is buzzing with anticipation as Google’s Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are set to make their debut. Recent leaks and speculations have painted a vivid picture of what enthusiasts can expect from these upcoming devices, and it seems Google is not holding back.
The Pixel 8 series has been the subject of numerous leaks over the past few months, shedding light on its potential features and enhancements. As the official launch date approaches, the influx of information has only intensified. Just this past weekend, details emerged about the new camera functionalities of the Pixel 8 lineup, which include a Pro camera mode and Night Sight for Video, among others. Pricing speculations have also been making rounds, but what has truly caught the attention of many is the possibility of the Pixel 8 series receiving software support for an impressive seven years.
According to a report from 91Mobiles, which cites information from Kamila Wojciechowska, the Pixel 8 devices are set to boast more significant hardware upgrades than previously speculated. The Pixel 8 is expected to feature a 6.2-inch 60-120Hz AMOLED display capable of achieving a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. In contrast, the Pixel 8 Pro might come with a 6.7-inch 1-120Hz LTPO panel, reaching a peak brightness of 2,400 nits. This is a notable jump from the Pixel 7 Pro’s 1,600 nits.
In terms of durability, the Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to be protected by the more robust Gorilla Glass Victus 2, while the Pixel 8 might retain the older Gorilla Glass Victus. Both devices are expected to be powered by the Tensor G3 chip, coupled with the Titan M2 security chip.
Storage options are also looking promising. Speculations suggest that Google might offer a massive 1TB storage variant for the Pixel 8 Pro in the US. Meanwhile, in other regions, the Pixel 8 might be available with up to 512GB of storage. However, it’s worth noting that these devices might utilize the slightly older UFS 3.1 NAND chips instead of the faster UFS 4.0 chips seen in some of this year’s flagship phones.
Connectivity is another area where Google seems to be pushing the envelope. The upcoming Pixel devices are rumored to support Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3. However, the Ultra-Wideband chip might remain exclusive to the Pro model.
Battery-wise, the Pixel 8 might see a modest increase to 4575mAh, up from the previous 4355mAh. The Pixel 8 Pro’s battery capacity is expected to remain relatively unchanged at 5050mAh. Charging capabilities might mirror those of the Pixel 7, with a 50% charge achievable in 30 minutes using a 30W USB-C adapter.
But the real game-changer here is the potential software support. If rumors are to be believed, the Pixel 8 series might receive up to 7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates. This move could see Google surpassing Samsung in terms of software support, setting a new benchmark in the Android world. For context, the Pixel 7 series currently receives 5 years of updates, which includes three years of OS updates.
With the “Made by Google” event slated for October 4th, it won’t be long before all these speculations are either confirmed or debunked. One thing is for sure; the Pixel 8 series is shaping up to be a significant leap forward for Google and the broader Android community.