The standout feature in these new devices is the Tensor G3 chipset, manufactured using Samsung's advanced 4nm process. The chipset boasts a 9-core processor, including a single Cortex-X3 prime core, four Cortex-A715 cores, and an additional four Cortex-A510 cores.
The Pixel 8 packs 8GB of RAM, while the Pro variant offers 12GB. Both phones share IP68 water and dust resistance ratings and feature biometric unlocking options through fingerprint and facial recognition.
The Pixel 8 Pro sports a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO 120Hz OLED display with an impressive peak brightness of 2,400 nits. It is protected by durable Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Users can select from three color options: Blue, Obsidian, and Beige.
On the rear of the Pixel 8 Pro, a triple-camera system includes a 50MP Octa-PD (phase-detect autofocus) wide camera with optical image stabilization, a new 48MP Quad-PD ultrawide camera, and a 48MP Quad-PD 5x zoom camera, supporting up to 30X Super-Res digital zoom. For selfies and video calls, the phone features a new 10.5MP front-facing camera with a wide field of view.
One unique addition to the Pixel 8 Pro is a skin temperature sensor located beside the cameras. This exclusive feature enables the device to read temperature data but does not introduce any advanced photography capabilities.
In terms of photography software, both Pixel 8 models come equipped with features like Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Best Take, and Macro Focus, which utilizes the ultrawide camera.
Moving on to the standard Pixel 8, it is now 10g lighter and slightly more compact than its predecessor, featuring a smaller 6.2-inch FHD+ display. However, this display offers improved brightness, peaking at 2,000 nits, and finally includes a 120Hz refresh rate (switchable between 60Hz and 120Hz).
The phone comes in a choice of colors: Hazel, Obsidian, or Rose. The Pixel 8 also introduces a new 12MP ultrawide camera with autofocus and macro capabilities, complemented by a 50MP Octa-PD primary camera with 8x Super-Res digital zoom. The front-facing camera remains consistent with the Pro model at 10.5MP.
Battery capacities differ between the two models, with the Pixel 8 housing a 4,575mAh battery supporting 27W wired and 18W wireless charging, while the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a larger 5,050mAh battery with 30W wired charging and 23W wireless charging capabilities.
Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with a complimentary Google One VPN and a promise of seven years of OS and security updates, which is an industry-leading commitment.
The Pixel 8 starts at €800/$700/PKR260,000 for the 128GB variant, while the Pixel 8 Pro begins at €1,100/$1,000/INR367,200 for the same storage capacity. European and US customers will receive a bundle offer that includes Pixel Buds Pro with the Pixel 8 and a Pixel Watch 2 with the Pixel 8 Pro.