Google has removed the curtain on its new flagships, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro , which are betting on top-notch hardware with the Tensor G3 chip that enables generative AI tasks. As if that were not enough, Google promises up to 7 years of operating system updates, including new features and security patches during that time. If you are interested in briefly getting to know these devices, you are in the right place.
Google Pixel 8
At the design level, Google is committed to a fairly recognizable aesthetic for these terminals, which is characterized by a slender silhouette with metallic finishes, an aluminum frame and a polished glass back . Color options this year are: lichen green, obsidian and pink.
In addition to a neat appearance, these devices seem quite resistant, as they exhibit IP68 certification against water and dust.
This is where the differences between the models begin, since the Google Pixel 8 is presented to us with a 6.2-inch OLED screen with FullHD+ resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), 428 dpi density, 120Hz refresh rate and maximum brightness 1,400 nits. The Pixel 8 Pro ups the ante, but more on that later.
Inside the Pixel 8 series features Google’s shiny new Tensor G3 chip , which offers top-notch performance and the ability to power generative AI-related tasks; Not to mention that it is accompanied by the Titan M2 security chip to protect the user’s personal information. That said, this model is accompanied by 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB internal storage.
Powering the terminal, we will find a 4,575mAh battery with 45W fast charging .
As you might expect, Google has made significant improvements to the camera system on these devices. The standard Pixel 8 has a dual camera with a 50MP (f/1.68) main sensor and a 12MP wide-angle sensor. Meanwhile, the selfie camera is 10MP and boasts autofocus, as well as a pixel size of 1.22 microns.
Regarding the operating system, Android 14 makes its debut on these terminals and they will receive version updates for 7 years in a row.
Pixel 8 Pro
The Pixel 8 Pro ups the ante from the start, sporting a 6.7-inch Super Actua Display OLED with a resolution of 2,992 x 1,344 pixels. Naturally, it has a 120Hz refresh rate and 2nd generation Gorilla Glass Victus glass.
At the hardware level it is also defined by the Google Tensor G3 , but this time there is more memory and storage. In this sense, it comes with 12GB of RAM and 128/256/512GB storage options. Another relevant improvement can be found in the battery, which reaches 5,050mAh capacity , but maintaining the same charging power.
Curiously, the Pixel 8 Pro incorporates a temperature sensor that we will not see in the base model, and this is compatible with the Fitbit app.
At a photographic level there is an important qualitative leap, and this begins with a triple camera instead of dual. In this order of ideas, the main sensor is 50MP and has OIS , but that is not all, as it is accompanied by a 48MP wide angle and a 48MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom. For its part, the front camera is 10MP with f/2.2 aperture.
It should be noted that in the Pixel 8 Pro there are additional camera options, the so-called Pro controls, which allow you to adjust the ISO sensitivity, shutter speed and other possibilities.
The Google Photos Magic Editor is present on both terminals , which provides photo editing assisted by generative AI that allows you to modify certain elements of a photo with just one touch, such as the position and size of people or objects.
Availability and price
Finally, the Google Pixel 8 will be available starting October 12 in the Google store.