As the countdown begins for Google’s annual event, more and more details about the upcoming Pixel 8 series are emerging. Apparently, case renders believed to be for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models have been leaked, suggesting a design similar to the previous Pixel 7 series. The event, popularly known as Google’s I/O event, is scheduled for May 10th, 2023, where the tech giant is expected to launch the Pixel 8 series alongside the Pixel 7a and the Pixel Fold.
Pixel 8 series design and features: what’s new?
The alleged Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro case renders suggest that the device designs will be similar to their predecessors. However, they do have a few noticeable differences. Both models feature cutouts for the power button and volume rockers on the spines’ right edge and the bottom for the speakers and USB Type-C ports. A camera unit cutout is located at the back, which reveals a triple camera setup on the Pixel 8 Pro and a dual camera setup on Pixel 8.
Both models have a raised camera bar with curved edges, offering a new design compared to the Pixel 7 series. In the Pixel 8, the camera setup is a dual rear unit, while an LED flash and a microphone are seen arranged on the camera bar. In contrast, the Pixel 8 Pro has a horizontal camera bar and carries a triple rear camera unit powered by an LED flash. These renders confirm previous leaks.
The Pixel 8 is expected to feature a 6.16-inch display, while the Pixel 8 Pro could feature a 6.7-inch panel with a centre-aligned hole-punch cutout to accommodate the selfie sensor. In addition, Google’s Tensor chip based on Samsung’s Exynos 2300 SoC is expected to power these new Pixel handsets, bringing an extra level of power.
Pixel 8 inline with the previous Pixel series
The recent leaks of the Pixel 8 series are in line with the company’s previous releases. The designs are getting minimal tweaks, such as the placement of the power and volume buttons and the size of the displays.
While it’s difficult to assess whether a few design revisions are enough for the Pixel 8 series to succeed in the market, Google does have a stable market share with its Android customer base. The company believes that Pixel 8 could do well in the market, given its increased processor power over its predecessors.
Pixel 8 release date
During its I/O 2023 event in May, Google will unveil the Pixel 8 series, alongside the more affordable Pixel 7a and the Pixel Fold. While the June 2023 release window for the Pixel 8 series seems entirely plausible, no official release date has been confirmed by Google as yet.
The design of the Pixel 8 series keeps a familiar look, but with numerous small tweaks, including better hardware specs such as the new Tensor chip powered by Samsung’s Exynos 2300 SoC. We now look forward to the I/O 2023 event, where Google will showcase the new Pixel 8 series, Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold.