First Look at the Pixel 8 Pro Ahead of Google I/O 2023
Google is rumored to reveal the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro at Google I/O 2023, its annual developer conference set to kick off on May 10th, as well as the Pixel 7a, its upcoming midrange smartphone. Now, we have our first look at the Pixel 8 Pro thanks to @OnLeaks and Smartprix, who have shared CAD-based renders of the device.
The Pixel 8 Pro measures 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.7 mm and is about 12 mm thick when including the camera bump. It has a large 6.52-inch flat display and is slightly smaller than the Pixel 7 Pro due to its rounded display corners. The power and volume buttons are on the right side and the USB Type-C port, speaker, and SIM tray are on the bottom.
The camera bar includes a triple camera setup merged into one lozenge-shaped cluster, and there’s an additional sensor to the right. It is unknown what this sensor is for, but it could be for depth-sensing, autofocus, or a LiDAR sensor.
Under the hood, the Pixel 8 Pro is expected to be powered by a new Google Tensor processor produced by Samsung, the Tensor G3 chipset, built on the unannounced Samsung Exynos 2300 CPU and 3nm node technology. This chipset is an upgrade from the 5nm die used in the Pixel 6 and 7 and will provide improved speed and better power efficiency.
The Pixel 8 Pro renders show a design that looks similar to the Pixel 7 Pro but with some obvious and welcome changes, such as a flatter display and a more rounded design. We can also see antenna lines on the frame, suggesting that the phone will come with a metal chassis.
The Pixel 8 Pro has been rumored to be unveiled in either September or October this year. While other details are still unclear, we can be sure that Google will give us a first official look at the Pixel 8 series during Google I/O 2023.
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