Google I/O 2023, the annual developer conference, will be held on May 10 as of the announcement of the date. Google is anticipated to unveil its most recent Pixel series at this event, featuring the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. Similar to last year’s event, where the Pixel 7 Series was teased, Google is anticipated to reveal an early glimpse of the Pixel 8 Series.
The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which have the codenames “shiba” and “husky,” respectively, are expected to go on sale in the second half of 2023, according to rumors from December. While we can’t confirm if the Pixel 8 Series will receive hardware updates, our partnership with @onleaks has given us access to unique details on the Pixel 8 Pro’s design.
First Look at the Google Pixel 8 Pro Design
For an exclusive first look at the incoming Pixel 8 Pro smartphone, Smartprix has teamed up with OnLeaks. The new body, which has rounded edges as opposed to the boxy look of the previous model, is shown in the photographs. The camera module has also seen a considerable change, with all three lenses now being combined into a single circular region. A new sensor has been added below the flash, however, it is still unclear what it is for. It may be a macro sensor, a depth sensor, or a brand-new sensor innovation.
The Pixel 8 Pro smartphone will have a circa 6.52-inch display with a centred punch-hole selfie camera and a flat panel, rather than a curved one. The device measures 162.6×76.5×8.7mm, with a thickness of approximately 12mm when including the camera bump. The display has been resized to create more rounded corners, resulting in a slightly smaller overall size.
The USB Type-C port and speakers are located on the bottom edge, while the top edge remains unoccupied. The power button and volume rocker are situated on the right edge, and the Google logo is located on the back. Finally, the SIM tray can be found on the left edge.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: Specs
This time around, the new Pixel series will also be driven by a brand-new Google Tensor chipset and come equipped with high-end specifications all around. The upcoming Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature the Google Tensor G3 chipset which is rumored to be based on the unannounced Samsung Exynos 2300 processor, utilizing Samsung’s 3nm node technology. As the current Google Tensor G2 chipset is built on 5nm technology, the implementation of the Tensor G3 chipset could potentially enhance both performance and efficiency.
Google is also expected to up its camera game with the new camera hardware. The 2023 flagship Pixel smartphones from Google are expected to incorporate support for staggered HDR technology. This innovative feature enables the capture of multiple exposures simultaneously, utilizing the same pixels. As a result, the same visual effect as traditional HDR can be achieved without the increased capture time or the risk of blurry images caused by frame misalignment due to movement. As the I/O 2023 approaches, expect more updates to arrive, so keep an eye on this space.