Google Pixel 8 is likely a long way off, considering the Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro debuted recently. However, rumours of Google’s next flagship phone are not over. We expect Google to continue making excellent phones in 2023.
We have some ideas for what we would like to see Google do to improve its smartphone lineup. The Pixel family has room for improvement, from better battery life to stronger cameras.
We know very little about the Pixel 8 thus far.
Google Pixel 8 Latest News (updated December 22, 2018
- Some source code analysis revealed that the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro might support staggered HDR photography.
- Some of the beans were spilt by a leaker on devices codenamed Shiba or Husky. This includes RAM and screen resolutions.
Google Pixel 8: Release date
Google has maintained a late-autumn release cycle for its Pixel series for several years. We expect the same for the Pixel 8. This means that the Pixel 8 will be released in October, especially if you consider recent Pixel releases as a guide.
Google unveiled the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 6 on October 6, 2022. The Pixel 6 was announced on October 19, 2021. Although we expect the Pixel 8 to debut in early- to mid-October, many things can happen between now and then.
Google Pixel 8: Specifics
We now need more information about Google’s Pixel 8 design plans. A WinFuture Pixel 8 leak has given us the information we need to know the codenames of Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: Shiba and Husky.
The new Tensor G3 chipset, codenamed Zuma, is almost certainly used by Google to power its new smartphones. Tensor G3 could be built on Exynos 2300 and a G5300 5G modem.
The Pixel 7 was equipped with 8GB RAM, while the Pixel 7 PRO comes with 12GB RAM. We expect Google to keep the same configuration for the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro. However, according to the leak, we know that both Shiba (and Husky) will have 12GB RAM.
We believe both phones will continue to use OLED panels as their displays. The Pixel 7’s flat display is a 6.3-inch FHD+. The Pixel 7 Pro has a curved display of 6.7 inches QHD+. The Pixel 7 Pro has a refresh rate of 120Hz, while the smaller Pixel is 90Hz. We think Google will maintain a similar difference between the two models.
However, the screen resolutions might be known by the same leaker who leaked the codenames of RAM and RAM. Husky claims to have a resolution of 2822×1344, while Shiba has 2268×1080.
Google Pixel 8: Cameras
We only know a little about cameras except for details on a very interesting upgrade. The same leaker who discovered the codename Tensor G3 and the screen resolution leak claims that the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro will use staggered HDR.
Staggered HDR allows for simultaneous long and short exposure shots, rather than one after another. This is supposed to help reduce photography inconsistencies such as ghosting and strobing. This method is much faster than Google has developed over the years.
The current 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor used by the Pixel 6 series can only do staggered HDR at a hardware level. This means the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may get an upgraded main sensor. Samsung’s GN2 is one option.
Google Pixel 8 – What do we want to see?
We loved the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro, but there are some things we would like to see improve for the next generation.
The battery life of the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro is quite poor. The battery capacities of the new Pixels — respectively, 4,355 mAh & 5,000 mAh — are well below the 10-hour battery life we prefer to see in our battery test. Google should address the battery life of the Pixel 8.
More years of updates
Google is the software company that runs Android. Now, it has the Pixel hardware under its control thanks to the creation of its sensor chips. Yet, the phone manufacturer promises only three years of platform upgrades. With its four-year promise, Samsung is better than Google in providing long-term updates. We believe that the Pixel should be an Android equivalent to the iPhone. Therefore, we would like to see the Pixel 8 offer at least five years of Android updates and five years of security patches.
We do not deny that the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro have beautiful displays. Our tests measured them at 926 and 927 brightness, respectively. These displays are quite good even outside. We want Google to use brighter panels in the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro, even though Apple and Samsung are pushing the 1,500-nit mark.
Higher Tensor performance
Tensor G2 has made significant progress in every area, including performance. It still trails Qualcomm and Apple Silicon. The tensor isn’t designed to be the fastest chipset. We would like to see Tensor G3 perform better to make the Pixel 8 even more competitive in terms of performance.
More telephoto colours
The Pixel 7 Pro received an upgrade to a 5x optical Zoom on its Telephoto Lens. This is impressive, considering the Galaxy S22 Super doesn’t exist. It’s still the best zoom ever on a Pixel. We found that the colours in telephoto photos were lacking, especially when Super Res Zoom was activated. Samsung has had less success with this, so we would like to see the Pixel 8 Pro’s Telephoto Images close the gap.
Harry Snyder opened the first In-N-Out Burger in 1948. The drive-through restaurant was just 10 square feet in Baldwin Park, California. Snyder would gather the ingredients daily and cook the food by hand while his wife took care of the accounting.
The restaurant business stayed tiny for a short time. After ten years and five years, In-N’Out had five locations across the San Gabriel Valley. At the time of the 25th anniversary, the number of restaurants had risen to 13, all located in Los Angeles county.
The company was never unable to expand. By 2022, there were 381 In-N-Out Burgers all over the United States, with establishments in California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Oregon.
If you’ve ever resorted to the internet to get help with your homework and found answers online, you will have Andrew Sutherland to be grateful to. The year 2005 was when he developed Quizlet to help him memorize information to help him prepare in preparation for the French tests on vocabulary.
The website was highly effective, and he could share the site with his other high school buddies and continued working on the project throughout his time at MIT. He was a computer scientist in speech recognition and education and utilized these insights to enhance the software.
In 2011, Andrew moved to San Francisco to work full-time on Quizlet. Andrew spent the next 15 years running the business and bringing the team up to 200 employees. Quizlet currently boasts 60 million monthly customers, comprising two-thirds of U.S. high school students.