If you’re a fan of the Pixel series of smartphones, you may be excited about the upcoming Google Pixel 8. The new Pixel will most likely feature an augmented reality display, face unlocking, and a fancy camera. It’s also expected that this year’s flagship will be accompanied by a new version of the popular Pixel Watch smartwatch.
The best smartphone cameras tend to be those with larger sensors. That can mean improved dynamic range and cleaner images. The Pixel 7 Pro’s 50MP main sensor offers some impressive stats, but it’s not the biggest in the world.
Another thing that a Pixel phone should have is a telephoto lens. It’s no secret that the iPhone 14 Pro has a telephoto lens, but it’s not a feature that a smartphone without one can easily replicate. The Pixel 7 Pro will offer a 48MP telephoto lens that offers 5x optical zoom and 30x Super Res Zoom.
Having three rear cameras isn’t something that Google has done in the past, but the company has been rumored to have been working on a new phablet with a triple rear camera system. The device is expected to have a 6.7 inch QHD+ 120Hz OLED screen with a maximum brightness of 1400 nits, which is nearly double the resolution of the Pixel 7’s standard sized screen.
The new Pixel will also have a custom ARM-based “GS101” chip that will boost battery life. It’s also possible that Google is planning to unveil a new Tensor processor for phones, which could be a game changer. The chip was previously tipped to make an appearance at next month’s Google I/O event.
Those aren’t the only things Google will be showing off at the October 6 Made By Google event. The company has also announced a redesigned version of the Pixel Watch, which features an all-new design and an unobtrusive modem. As for the other phones in the Google Pixel lineup, no announcements have been made yet. However, the next generation of the Pixel will be ready to go by the time the autumn weather hits.
As for the most interesting piece of hardware, it’s a bit of a mystery. The Pixel’s HDR+ with bracketing feature captures five short exposures before a shutter press. It’s not the best thing you can do with your camera, but it is a big step up from what you can do with a smartphone.
Other things you’ll find on the new Pixel are a massively-sized hump-shaped display that measures 6.3 inches, a 5x optical zoom, a pixel count of 234 megapixels, and a price of $596. The device has an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, which is a big deal.
The most important thing to remember is that the Google Pixel 8 is still in the making. We won’t know anything for sure until it’s released sometime in October. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more leaks. The new Pixel will likely be the last in the series, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have plenty to offer.