Google Teases Pixel 8, Pixel Watch 2 Ahead of October Event





Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Google’s product event isn’t until October, but the tech giant is giving people a peek behind the curtain at upcoming products. Google posted videos showing off the Pixel Watch 2, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Google also snuck in a few product-related puns like “you’re in for a good time” and “save the d8,” respectively.

The videos Google posted to social media site X (formerly Twitter) are often reserved for the product’s grand unveiling on the day of the event. But the company has had a history of leaking photos and videos of products itself to drum up excitement. This also gives potential buyers more time to examine the differences — and possible differences — between the new and old devices.

Here’s what we took away from the videos:

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro displays a phone that doesn’t look too different from the Pixel 7 devices aside from the camera. While the raised camera bar is still there, it looks like the Pixel 8 will group its lenses in one location, versus splitting them up like the Pixel 7 phones. The phones will come in white and pink shades.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro rumors suggested the new phones would build off of the Pixel 7 series. We still can’t confirm these details, but in July the Pixel 8 Pro’s specs leaked online and said the new phone would sport a 6.7” QHD+ LTPO OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Google Pixel 8 was rumored to have a 6.17” FHD+ OLED display. Data engineer Yogesh Brar, who tweeted the specs, said the new phones will have a Google Tensor G3+ Titan Chip, will run on Android 14, and host 12 GB of RAM. It will offer either 128 or 256 GB of storage. Brar also said the Pixel 8 Pro would have a temperature sensor and ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

Brar said the Google Pixel 8 Pro would have a 50 MP (OIS) lens alongside a 64 MP Ultra-wide lens and a 48 MP telephoto lens for a triple camera configuration. The selfie cameras was predicted to be 11 MP. In addition, the Google Pixel 8 would have a dual camera setup with a 50 MP (GN2) OIS paired with a 12 MP Ultra-wide lens.

In terms of battery life, Brar said the Google Pixel 8 Pro will have a 4,950 mAh battery with 27 W wired charging, and the Google Pixel 8 will have a 4,485 mAh battery with 24 W wired charging.

At face value, the Pixel Watch 2’s design looks similar to its predecessor, the Pixel Watch, which launched alongside the Pixel 7 series last year. The new watch looks like it’ll include app shortcuts on the face like temperature and weather, heart monitoring, Google Assistant and FitBit support. The Pixel Watch 2 video shows the crown on the side as well as interchangeable wrist bands. In the video, the band is a white color, but it’s possible it could also come in the pink, as advertised on the Pixel 8 phones.

As the watch face rotates in the video, you can see IP68 and Sp02 engraved on the back. An IP code indicates how well a product is protected against water and dust. The original Pixel Watch was waterproof up to 50 meters with an IPX8 resistance rating. Sp02 is blood oxygen saturation monitoring. The Pixel Watch also had this feature, but it took longer to roll out.

The Made By Google event kicks off on October 4 at 10am ET. Customers will be able to preorder the new devices on the same day.

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