Google’s latest Pixel phones were finally unveiled on October 4. 2023. The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are equipped with faster chips, and most importantly, upgraded cameras and new computational photography features, with the 8 Pro gaining significant manual controls.
Google Pixel 8
The Pixel 8 is the smaller device, with a 6.2″ display. Inside is the new Google Tensor G3 processor and 8 GB of LPDDR5x RAM. This phone’s 1080 x 2400 OLED screen runs between 60 and 120Hz for smooth animations, and can crank its brightness to 1400 nits for HDR content with up to 2000 nits peak brightness.
The dual-camera system in this phone has been upgraded to feature a high resolution 50MP Octa Phase Detection sensor in the main 24mm equiv. camera with a brighter F1.68 aperture, which Google touts as having ‘21% more light sensitivity’ overall. This camera can be used in a cropped 2x “remosaiced” mode if users want a focal length that’s closer to 50mm.