Unveiling Video Unblur and a new video editing feature through hidden code for the soon-to-be-launched Pixel 8 series

Google Pixel 8 Series Rumored to Feature Video Unblur and Overlays


In 2021, Google introduced Face Unblur with its Pixel 6 series, a feature that can clear up photos that were disrupted by the movements of the subject’s face. With the introduction of Pixel 7’s Tensor 2 chip, Google took it to another level by offering Photo Unblur that can fix any blurry photo taken from any camera through the use of AI and machine learning features of the chip.

How to Use Face and Photo Unblur

To repair a photo using Face or Photo Unblur, select an image from the Google Photos app you want to fix, tap on ‘Edit’ at the bottom of the screen, and click on ‘Tools.’ Then, select ‘Unblur,’ and if the feature is not available, it means it’s unable to work with the specific picture.

What to Expect from Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

There are several rumors surrounding the upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which is expected to be released during the fourth quarter of this year. According to 9to5Google, the company may launch Video Unblur with the Tensor 3 chip under the hood in the upcoming Pixel series that can fix blurry segments of videos through the AI and machine learning capabilities of the chip.

The UI for Video Unblur

The code for Video Unblur is hidden in the latest version of a Play Store app, and 9to5Google was able to “forcibly enable” UI for Video Unblur. However, the feature currently doesn’t work as it will probably be exclusive to the Pixel 8 series.

New Editing Effects for Videos

Apart from Video Unblur, some new editing effects can now be added to videos using the Pixel 8 series. When editing a video, a tab called ‘Overlay’ appears, which offers 14 effects for use.

Pixel 8 Pro No Longer Has a Curved Screen

Recent renders of the Pixel 8 Pro show that the phone has a flat 6.7-inch display. Some Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro users complained about the curved screen of those models, which is why Google has made adjustments accordingly. However, Google still needs to improve the battery life, charging speed and include an ultrasonic under-screen fingerprint scanner for its upcoming high-end phone models.


There is still much to learn about the Pixel 8 series, and developers may provide more information during Google’s I/O 2023 developer conference in May. With Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold expected to be officially introduced during the event, the Pixel ecosystem continues to evolve and cater to an expanding audience.