Google Pixel 8 Pro

Google Unveils Pixel 8 Series at New York City Launch Event

Google made a significant announcement at the New York City launch event on October 4, 2023, revealing two new Pixel phones: the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

Enhancements in the Google Pixel 8 Series

The Google Pixel 8 series introduces substantial improvements to one of the world’s most popular voice assistants. These enhancements are set to make the user experience more appealing and functional for a broader audience.

Brighter Displays for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

With the introduction of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google has increased the peak brightness levels to 2,000 and 2,400 nits, respectively. The demo area at the Made by Google event featured ample lighting, and the displays were noticeably brighter, to the point of potentially overexposing background details in hands-on photos.

This display upgrade promises to positively impact the day-to-day usability of the new Pixel phones, extending beyond photography.

Introducing Video Boost for Pixel 8 Pro

The Pixel 8 Pro debuts a new video enhancement feature called “Video Boost.” Leveraging the HDR+ image pipeline, it captures improved dynamic range and finer details in various lighting conditions, from well-lit environments to darker settings. Notably, most of the post-processing for Video Boost occurs in the cloud. After recording a video, the original copy is retained, while an enhanced version is rendered and subsequently delivered to the user, albeit with a processing time that may extend to several hours. Google has scheduled the availability of Video Boost for the December Pixel Feature Drop.

Extended Support for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro devices will receive software support for up to seven years. This includes operating system (OS) updates, new features, and security updates, ensuring their continued functionality and security until 2030.

Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro Price

Google Pixel 8 price starts at $700.

Google Pixel 8 Pro price starts at $1,000.

Google Pixel 8 Specifications

8 GB
Google Tensor G3
Rear Camera
50 MP + 12 MP
Front Camera
10.5 MP
6.2 inches OLED
Operating System
Android v14
Nona Core (3 GHz, Single core, Cortex X3 + 2.45 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A715 + 2.15 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A510)
8 GB
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass, Glass Victus, Scratch-resistant glass
187 grams
Yes, Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68IP68
50 MP f/1.68, Wide Angle (82° field-of-view), Primary Camera(25 mm focal length, 1.31" sensor size, 1.2µm pixel size)12 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(2.9" sensor size, 1.25µm pixel size)
Yes, Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
Camera Features
7 x Digital Zoom Auto Flash Face detection Touch to focus
Video Recording
3840x2160 @ 24 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps, Slo-motion Video HDR Macro Video Audio Zoom Stereo recording
Battery Capacity
4575 mAh
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging
27W: 50 % in 30 minutes
USB Type-C
Internal Memory
128 GB Non Expandable
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, SIM1: Nano, SIM2: eSIM
5G, 4G, 3G