Companies dislike leaks, and Google has been one of the most affected in recent years. As a result, Google has launched the pre-announcement of its next smartphones and other products in an effort to keep ahead of the leak curve. Yet, it continues to lose the war.
A Google Pixel 8 Pro prototype was visible in a couple of today’s Reddit leaks. It’s generally a pretty solid sign that we’re not dealing with fakes when things have since been deleted, along with the account that originally uploaded them.
According to these images, the Pixel 8 Pro is unquestionably a Pixel and unquestionably of the Pro sort due to its three back cameras. Whichever definition you want, the design is still the recognizable Pixel design with the camera “visor” or “large camera island going from one side to the other.”
As stated on the label, this is obviously a prototype and is “for test/evaluation only.” The word “husky,” a codename for the Pixel 8 Pro that is known to exist, is displayed in the “product revision” box. This prototype contains 128GB of SK Hynix’s UFS storage and 12GB of Samsung’s LPDDR5 RAM.
Don’t take this device’s specifications too seriously because it’s not intended for sale and because the Google Pixel 8 Pro is still being developed. For example, the odd pattern on the back glass may be a leak detection code, and the color doesn’t seem like something Google would use in 2023 given the lack of contrast between parts.
Yet this should be a solid hint that the Google Pixel 8 Pro will retain a lot of its predecessor’s design elements. There is still plenty of time for additional intriguing leaks of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to appear between now and their rumored October release date.
By the way, an infrared thermometer is a circular object beneath the LED flash array, as was originally rumored. The Pixel 8 Pro was said to have a 6.7-inch 1,344×2,992 120 Hz OLED display, an upgraded 50 MP main back camera with a Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor, a 64 MP Sony IMX787 sensor for the ultrawide, the same 5x optical zoom sensor, and the same 11 MP selfie camera as its predecessor.