First look at Google Pixel 8: Renders reveal design and specs
It’s Pixel leak season. We just got our first proper look at the Google Pixel 8 Pro and its delightful flat screen this week, and we’ve heard that the Google Pixel 7a and the Pixel Fold might launch sooner than expected. And now, we’re in for our first look at the Google Pixel 8, courtesy of renders based on leaked assets.
The new renders come courtesy of renowned leaker OnLeaks, who teamed up with MySmartPrice to give us a glimpse at the Pixel 8. At first glance, the Pixel 8 looks similar to the design Google first introduced with the Pixel 6 and then further refined with the Pixel 7. It has the same visor-style camera array that stretches across the top of the back as a bar, and the screen at the front is only interrupted by a selfie camera in the top middle. The Pixel 8 is supposed to have a 6.2-inch screen, which is a tad smaller than the Pixel 7’s 6.3-inch display. The dimensions specified to be 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm (or 12mm when you include the camera).
Compared to the Google Pixel 7, which has a 6.3-inch screen, this is smaller. It’s not as small as the budget Pixel 6a and its 6.1-inch screen, though. It’s also nowhere close to small flagship phones like the 5.9-inch Asus Zenfone 9. The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro resemble each other more closely.
If the renders are 100% accurate, they also reveal that the screen has even bezels at the top and the bottom. The Pixel 7 is one of only a few phones in its price range that still has a significantly bigger bottom bezel than the one at the top, so the Pixel 8 is a more than welcome step up in that regard.
The renders also show that the Pixel 8’s back might be more rounded than the Pixel 7’s. This might make it easier to hold. The frame also appears to be made of polished metal, which would put the Pixel 8 in line with its Pro pendant. Previously, the Pixel 7 had a brushed aluminum frame.
It’s likely that Google will give us a first official look at the Pixel 8 series during Google I/O 2023, its annual developer conference. Last year, the company showed off the first official images of the Pixel 7 series, the Pixel Watch, and the Pixel Tablet, with the latter’s release still pending to this day.
UPDATE: 2023/03/15 16:43 EST BY MANUEL VONAU
Pixel 8 almost as big as the Pixel 7
We initially reported that the Pixel 8 would have a 5.8-inch screen, which was an error on OnLeak’s part. We’ve updated the post with the correct screen dimensions.