Google has offered a tantalizing 360-degree preview of its much-anticipated Pixel 8 Pro, set to launch alongside the Pixel 8 on October 4. The preview allows users to virtually explore the device from every angle, providing insight into its design and sensor port locations. While this preview is a visual treat, it refrains from revealing the smartphone’s detailed specifications. Notably, no such simulator has been released for the standard Pixel 8 model.
According to reports, Google’s new simulator was inadvertently made accessible online ahead of schedule, without an official link to the website. This is not the first time that Google has unintentionally shared information about its forthcoming smartphone. Previously, the company had leaked images of the device in a sleek Porcelain shade and even demonstrated a new temperature sensor feature through a demo video.
This sneak peek arrives just days before Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 15 lineup launch scheduled for September 12, adding to the excitement and competition in the tech world.
The Google Pixel 8 Pro is poised to debut in three striking colors: Porcelain, Sky, and Licorice. Initial mock-ups indicate that the device will continue to feature a SIM card slot. Its design is expected to be a harmonious blend of metal and glass. Reports suggest that there won’t be any major software alterations on the home screen, with color-matching widgets and the familiar “at a glance” widget by Google making appearances.
In terms of aesthetics, the Pixel 8 Pro shares a resemblance with its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro. Both phones feature a three-camera setup on the rear, but the Pixel 8 Pro integrates this setup within a single enclosure. In contrast, the Pixel 7 Pro had its main sensor in a separate cavity on the rear visor. Additionally, the Pixel 8 Pro is set to incorporate a temperature sensor on the back.
Display-wise, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is expected to boast a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz LTPO OLED display, promising a stunning visual experience. Powering the device will be Google’s third-generation Tensor G3 SoC, ensuring top-notch performance. The smartphone is rumored to come equipped with a robust 4,950mAh battery featuring 27W fast charging, along with 12 GB of RAM and a generous 256 GB of storage (up from 128 GB in the previous iteration). Security-conscious consumers will also appreciate the inclusion of the Titan security chip.
As the launch date inches closer, tech enthusiasts and smartphone aficionados are eager to get their hands on the Google Pixel 8 Pro, anticipating an enhanced mobile experience with cutting-edge features and design. Stay tuned for the official unveiling of this highly-anticipated device on October 4th.