- Google Pixel 8 Pro is still a new months away from its launch.
- Before the rumoured October launch event, a new Pixel 8 Pro video has surfaced online.
- The video reveals the front and rear panel design of the flagship Google smartphone.
Google recently launched the Pixel 7a as its new A-series smartphone in India and other markets. The device is among the most leaked smartphones of 2023, with details about its specs and design being available on the web months before the launch. Now, the rumour mill has shifted its focus towards the next Google Pixel series phones, namely the Pixel 8 series. Google is likely to launch the Pixel 8 series in October. The company might launch two devices in the lineup, namely the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. We are still a few days away from the launch and details about the Google Pixel 8 Pro have leaked online.
A new report by 91Mobiles has leaked a video which reveals the design of the Pixel 8 Pro. The video looks like one of the promotional materials, which highlights some of the key features of the Google flagship smartphone. Let’s take a look at the Google Pixel 8 Pro design, specifications and other details revealed ahead of the launch.
Google Pixel 8 Pro Leak That No One Saw Coming
The Google Pixel 8 Pro is likely to launch in October. Ahead of the launch, the phone’s design details have leaked online. The 91Mobiles report, citing tipster Kuba Wojciechowski, had uploaded the design video of the Pixel 8 Pro. The video was uploaded on the publication’s YouTube channel, which was soon taken down following a copyright claim by Google. However, the eagle-eyed folks on the web managed to grab screenshots of the video, which revealed the design and some key changes coming to the Pixel 8 Pro.
The images reveal that the Pixel 8 Pro will have some minor design changes. The rear panel will continue to house a horizontal, visor-like camera module. The Pixel 8 Pro will continue to sport a triple-camera setup. However, unlike the Pixel 7 Pro, which had two sensors in a pill-shaped cutout and the third sensor in a separate circular cutout, the Pixel 8 Pro will have all three sensors in a wide pill-shaped cutout. The LED flash continues to rest on the right side of the camera module.
The one major change revealed in the video is the introduction of a new in-built thermometer below the LED flash. The dedicated infrared thermometer sensor will be used to measure the temperature of your body. The video below shows that the sensor needs access to bare skin and will require users to remove any accessories that cover their forehead and temples. Users need to bring the back of the phone as close to their forehead as possible without having to make any physical contact with it. The video demonstrates one of the ideal ways, wherein the user needs to tilt the phone in a way wherein it is parallel to the nose’s curvature and leans the camera module towards the forehead.
Next, tap on the button that reads “Tap to measure” on the screen and move the sensor across the forehead and over the temple within four seconds. Your Pixel 8 Pro will vibrate when the result is available. The report stated that the Pixel 8 Pro will be able to measure the temperature of objects as well. Data collected will be stored locally and it will be handled through the Android Private Compute Core.
First leaked video of the Pixel 8 Pro showing off the phone and it’s new thermometer feature.
This phone looks 🔥 I genuinely can’t wait for Pixel 8 series to launch. Please let Tensor G3 be better 🙏🏼#Pixel8pro #googlepixel #teampixel #google
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— Neil Sargeant (@Neil_Sarg) May 18, 2023
The video also reveals that the front of the phone is now flat and has very thin bezels around the screen. There is a hole-punch cutout at the top centre for the front camera. The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature a 6.52-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is also said to feature a 50MP main camera on the back. The Samsung ISOCELL GN2 primary camera sensor is said to be 1/1.12-inch in size, which makes it the biggest Samsung sensor on any phone.
Lastly, the Pixel 8 Pro is likely to run Android 14 out of the box and feature the upcoming Tensor G3 SoC.