Pixel 8 Pro Render leaves questions about a possible Pixel 8 Ultra
A new render of Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 Pro has left many Pixel fans wondering if the company plans to release a super high premium version, possibly named the Pixel 8 Ultra or Pixel 8 Extreme. The render, which allegedly shows the Pixel 8 Pro’s design, raises some interesting questions about the possible changes Google has made to the device.
Display size and shape
According to Smartprix and OnLeaks, who released the render, the Pixel 8 Pro will feature a 6.52-inch display. This is smaller than the 6.7-inch screen on the Pixel 7 Pro, which might disappoint some Pixel users who prefer larger screens. However, a smaller display size might hint at Google’s plans to release a larger, more premium Pixel model in the future, with a larger screen size. Additionally, the render shows that the Pixel 8 Pro will not have a curved screen, a feature that many Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro users dislike. This could also mean that Google is focusing on a more flat, simplified design for the Pixel 8 Pro, leaving room for a more premium and complex design on the Ultra or Extreme model.
Biometrics and Security
One of the most notable changes allegedly made by Google for the Pixel 8 Pro is the use of the Tensor-driven version of Face Unlock, which isn’t secure enough for Google to allow Pixel 7 series users to employ it for Google Pay transactions or app sign-ins. However, Google has developed a secure 3D facial recognition system before for the Pixel 4 line, using the same components as Apple’s Face ID. This has led some to wonder if the Pixel 8 Ultra or Extreme might feature a 3D facial mapping system like the Pixel 4, allowing for more secure face recognition. Additionally, rumors suggest that Google might switch from an optical fingerprint sensor to an ultrasonic scanner for the Pixel 8 line, likely for the Ultra or Extreme models.
Battery and Charging
The last two Pixel Pro models used a 5000mAh capacity battery. However, a more premium Pixel model might feature a larger battery capacity, as well as faster charging speeds. These are also features that many users would like to see on the Pixel 8 Ultra or Extreme.
Overall, the Pixel 8 Pro render leaves users with more questions than answers about Google’s plans for future Pixel devices. However, the use of a smaller, flat display on the Pixel 8 Pro might suggest that the company is working on a more premium and complex design for a possible Pixel 8 Ultra or Extreme model.