Google Pixel 8 Series Now Official, Starting at USD 699

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Google has officially unveiled the Google Pixel 8 series in an event held in the US and livestreamed via YouTube. The latest series is comprised of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

This was introduced alongside the new Pixel Watch 2.

Google Pixel 8 series launch Tensor G3 chipset

The Google Pixel 8 series features the new Google Tensor G3 chipset coupled with a Titan M2 security processor. The new chipset is said to offer 2x faster machine learning than the Pixel 6. The former unlocks a variety of features for both devices. Among these include the AI-powered camera features like Best Take, Real Tone, and for the Pixel 8 Pro, Video Boost.

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The chipset also unlocks features like Call Assist, Call Screen, and Read Aloud.

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Google has also announced at the event that the Google Pixel 8 series will receive 7 years of software updates, including Android OS, security updates, and future Feature Drops. The Google Pixel 8 series is also to run on Android 14.

Google Pixel 8

The Google Pixel 8 features what the company calls an Actua Display, the company’s brightest display. For the vanilla Pixel 8, it is a 6.2-inch sized FHD+ panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The panel supports HDR and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Around the back, it has a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens. Along with the camera features we’ve mentioned above, the Pixel 8 has Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, Magic Editor, Macro Focus, and more.

The Tensor G3 chipset is joined by 8GB LPDDR5X and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

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It also has a fingerprint-resistant coating, an aluminum housing, and a 4575mAh battery onboard.

Full Specifications

Display6.2-inch FHD+ Actua Display (OLED)
120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorGoogle Tensor G3
RAM8GB LPDDR5X
Storage128/256GB UFS 3.1
Rear Camera50MP main
12MP ultrawide (with AF)
Front Camera10.5MP
Battery4575mAh
27W wired fast charging
18W wireless charging
reverse wireless charging
OSAndroid 14
ColorsObsidian
Hazel
Rose

Google Pixel 8 Pro

On the other hand, the top-specced Google Pixel 8 series device is built around a 6.7-inch Super Actua Display (LTPO OLED) with up to 2400 nits. This panel has a QHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for protection.

Around the back, it has a soft matte glass design and a triple rear camera comprised of 50MP main, 48MP ultrawide, and 48MP telephoto lenses. The camera on the Pro device has Pro controls, Ultra HDR, Motion Mode, Super Res Zoom, Top Shot, and Video Boost, in addition to those we mentioned above.

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The camera module is also joined by a temperature sensor on the right which allows you to check things like the temperature of the pan and more.

The Tensor G3 is accompanied by 12GB RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage.

Full Specifications

Display6.7-inch QHD+ Super Actua (LTPO OLED)
120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorGoogle Tensor G3
RAM12GB LPDDR5X
Storage128/256/512GB/1TB UFS 3.1
Rear Camera50MP main
48MP telephoto (5x optical zoom)
48MP ultrawide
Front Camera10.5MP
Battery5050mAh
30W wired fast charging
23W wireless fast charging
reverse wireless charging
OSAndroid 14
ColorsObsidian
Porcelain
Bay

Google Pixel 8 Series Pricing and Availability

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The Google Pixel 8 is available in the US in two variants. These are priced at:

  • 8GB+128GB – USD 699 (around PHP 39,600)
  • 8GB+256GB – USD 759 (around PHP 43,000)
Google Pixel 8 series launch Google Pixel 8 Pro price

The Google Pixel 8 Pro, on the other hand, comes in three variants and is priced at:

  • 12GB+128GB – USD 999 (around PHP 56,600)
  • 12GB+256GB – USD 1,059 (around PHP 60,000)
  • 12GB+512GB – USD 1,179 (around PHP 66,800)
  • 12GB+1TB – USD 1,399 (around PHP 79,300)

The Google Pixel 8 series will be available at the Google Store and Google retail partners starting October 12. It is now available for pre-order. If you pre-order the Pixel 8 Pro, you can get a Pixel Watch 2 as a freebie.

*Prices in PHP are direct conversions using the exchange rate at the time the content was published. These are not indicative of actual local pricing and don’t include additional costs like taxes, etc.

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