On October 4, Google will unveil the Pixel 8 series.
This became known just hours after the company itself revealed, erroneously or not, the Pixel 8 Pro on its own website. How do we know it’s the next mobile phone? Because the Google alt text description reads “Person is having a conversation with a ‘porcelain’ Pixel 8 Pro.”
Yesterday, a leaker reported that the Pixel 8 will have a smaller but rounder screen, and that the Pixel 8 Pro will have the same screen size as its predecessor, but in a new color:
The “clean and fast interface” was also mentioned as one of the standout features, and we wouldn’t expect anything else. The Pixel 7 series was announced in early October and launched a few weeks later that week.
Here are more panel specs, including the Pixel 8 Pro:
- 6.17-inch FHD+ OLED flat screen
- 1400 nits (HDR)
- 427 dpi
- Bank of England/Samsung
Pixel 8 Pro:
- 6.7-inch flat QHD+ AMOLED (size remains unchanged)
- 1600 nits (HDR)
- 490 dpi
- samsung panel
A sequel to the Pixel Watch launched last October is also expected:
There’s a reason why battery life was a bit lackluster with the first generation: it used a different version of Samsung’s Exynos 9110 chip for 2018. Instead, Google would replace Samsung in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5. After all, Samsung gave up its own chips, and now Also in Europe starting with Galaxy S23.
Hopefully, this will be Qualcomm’s latest chip for small devices, the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1, which the manufacturer announced in July 2022 and which can be found in the TicWatch Pro 5. According to the leaks, there are big advantages to be had with the new chip: with a tag “Always” on the watch face, Google must have managed to keep it running for more than a day.
The 4nm chip has 4 A53 cores at 1.7GHz and 2 Adreno 702 GPUs at 1GHz. That’s versus the 9110, which is built using 10nm and only has 2 x A54 cores – it’s no surprise that the clock can last longer even with the same mAh size. Hopefully, Google will launch the Pixel Watch through its official sales channels in Norway. As it is now, the product is imported and sold for around NOK 4,300.
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