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Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are finally here

Google has officially introduced the highly anticipated Pixel 8 series, the successor to last year's Pixel 7 lineup at Google's Keynote event 2023.


Pixel 8 pro
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Specs and Features of the Pixel 8 Series:


The Pixel 8 series maintains a familiar design, featuring the horizontal metallic strip housing the cameras much like its predecessor. One notable difference is the inclusion of rounded corners on both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.


The Pixel 8 Pro carries over the 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display from the Pixel 7 Pro, offering a 120Hz refresh rate, impressive 2400 nits of peak brightness, HDR support, and protection with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.


Meanwhile, the Pixel 8 has a slightly smaller 6.2-inch screen (compared to the 6.3-inch display of the Pixel 7), and it now supports a 120Hz refresh rate, a notable upgrade from its predecessor's 90Hz. This display also offers 2000 nits of brightness and HDR capabilities, enhancing the overall visual experience on the Pixel 8.


Pixel 8 Pro
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In the camera department, the Pixel 8 Pro takes a significant leap forward, upgrading its main camera from 12MP to a powerful 50MP sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS). It's complemented by a 48MP ultra-wide lens and a 48MP telephoto lens capable of up to 5x optical zoom. Additionally, you can achieve up to 30x Super ResZoom for those distant shots.


On the other hand, the Pixel 8 features a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with autofocus. It supports up to 8x Super ResZoom. Both phones are equipped with a range of camera features, including Photo Unblur, Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Audio Magic Eraser, Best Take, and more, to enhance your photography experience. The Pixel 8 Pro comes with an additional feature VideoBoost which enhances your videos, it will be available later this year.


Under the hood, both devices are powered by the new Tensor G3 chipset, offering improved CPU and GPU performance, along with the added security of the Titan M2 security coprocessor. They come with ample memory and storage options, offering up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.


When it comes to battery life, the Pixel 8 is fueled by a 4,575mAh battery, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a larger 5,050mAh battery. Both phones support fast charging of up to 30W and wireless charging.


The Pixel 8 series operates on pure Android 14, offering a clean and uncluttered user experience, and promises an impressive 7 years of software updates. Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. For an immersive audio experience, both phones are equipped with dual stereo speakers. Connectivity is top-notch with support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC.


The Pixel 8 Pro features a temperature sensor, which is used t0 measure temperature of objects only for now as Google is waiting for the FDA approval for it to be used on the human body.


Price and Availability:


The Google Pixel 8 starts at $699 (~ Rs 58,200) and $999 (~ Rs 83,200) and is now up for pre-order in the US. It will be up for grabs, starting October 12. The Pixel 8 Pro comes in Obsidian, Porcelain and Bay colors while the Pixel 8 has Hazel, Obsidian, and Rose color.

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