Fans’ Request Answered: Leaked Renders and Specs of New Pixel 8 Pro Reveal Major Design Tweak

Google I/O 2022: What to Expect

Google’s annual developers’ conference, Google I/O, is set to take place on May 10th this year, and fans of the tech giant’s Pixel devices are eagerly anticipating the event. Although software announcements and developer workshops are the norm for this conference, last year, Google teased several new hardware products, such as the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 series, Pixel Buds Pro, and the Pixel Watch. This year, we expect Google to follow suit and unveil new hardware at the conference.

The Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, and Pixel 8 Series

The Pixel Fold, Google’s entry into the foldables market in direct competition with Samsung, has garnered a lot of attention and anticipation. However, two other products that haven’t received as much attention are the Pixel 7a and the Pixel 8 series smartphones.

The Pixel 7a was leaked in November by @OnLeaks and Smartprix, and a first look at the Pixel 8 Pro has been unveiled, including high-res renders, a 360-degree video, and dimensions. OnLeaks is known for accurate leaks, so fans of the Pixel are excited about this reveal.

The Pixel 8 Pro Features

Based on the leaks, the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a sleeker, more rounded design than its predecessor with a single oval cutout for all three camera lenses. A new sensor has been added below the flash, though its purpose is unclear, possibly a depth sensor or a new type of sensor.

Unlike previous Pixel phones, the Pixel 8 Pro features a flat screen and a central punch-hole selfie camera. When measuring the camera bump, the device is around 12 millimeters wide, and the screen’s dimensions have been adjusted to produce softer edges, resulting in a significantly reduced footprint. The USB Type-C port and speakers are located on the bottom edge, while the power switch and volume rocker are on the right side. The SIM card slot is on the left side.

The Pixel 8 Pro will feature the new generation Google Tensor SoC, the Google Tensor G3 chipset, believed to be based on the unannounced Samsung Exynos 2300 CPU, and using Samsung’s 3nm node technology. Upgrading to the newer Tensor G3 chipset may improve speed while reducing power consumption.