The newly-launched Google Pixel 8 Pro gets a major design overhaul. It gets rounded corners, giving it a whole new vibe compared to the older Pixel. Bidding adieu to the curved edges you saw on the Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel 8 Pro rocks a flat 6.7-inch screen. Plus, its got a 120Hz variable refresh rate that, as per Google, can drop down to just 1Hz when it needs to save some juice. Google calls it the "Super Actua display," and it's got a bright peak of 2400 nits, plus it cranks out 1600 nits when you're watching HDR content.
The Pixel 8 Pro boasts a triple camera setup on its rear, featuring a 50MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48MP telephoto lens that offers 5x optical zoom capability. Meanwhile, the front houses a 10.5MP selfie camera. The most significant improvements, just like the pixel 8, are on the software front. There's Best Take that blends facial expressions from various frames to ensure everyone in the shot is looking at the camera. Google has also introduced a comprehensive set of manual controls for the first time ever. Notably, the support for 50MP photos across the entire zoom range is available exclusively on the Pixel 8 Pro.
The Pixel 8 Pro also comes equipped with Google's latest in-house Tensor G3 processor. Google says this processor not only offers more power (than its predecessors) but also boasts increased energy efficiency. The Tensor G3 chip that fuels the Pixel 8 series features an enhanced CPU, GPU, and a brand-new on-device AI engine called TPU. It can also handle twice as many on-device machine learning models compared to the original Tensor features on the Pixel 6 series.On the software front, the Pixel 8 series comes out of the gate with Android 14, and the good news is that this update is also immediately accessible for older Pixel devices. Plus it also gets 7 years of software support.
The Pixel 8 Pro introduces a fresh addition to its hardware - a temperature sensor placed right beside the camera island. What's worth mentioning is that the Pixel 8 series has been designed with repairability in mind, and Google has teamed up with iFixit to provide spare parts and repair guides. Additionally, the smartphone now boasts an IP68 rating, certifying its resistance to water and dust.
The Pixel 8 Pro boasts a 5050mAh battery capacity, and according to Google, it's equipped to handle 30W charging via USB-C. The phone is paired with 12GB of RAM and offers storage options of 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB right on board. You'll have the choice of Obsidian and Bay. The starting price for the Pixel 8 Pro is ₹1,06,999.