The Google Pixel 8 Pro and the regular Pixel 8 both appeared in the first CAD renderings today. At first glance, the images show little change in the overall design compared to the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. In fact, the new models will come onto the market with different dimensions compared to their predecessors. It’s still pretty early for these renders as the official launch isn’t scheduled until October. However, Google may show the first teasers at its I/O developer conference on May 10th, just like last year with the Pixel 7 series.
Google Pixel 8 Pro
The Google Pixel 8 Pro has more rounded corners and a less angular overall appearance compared to last year’s Pixel 7 Pro. The camera module is also different, although it’s still recognizable as a pixel island. It looks like Google is going to put all three cameras in the same oval cutout this time. There’s also a new sensor under the flash, although its function is unclear at the moment.
The Google Pixel 8 Pro measures 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.7mm and is around 12mm thick at the camera module. At 6.52 inches, the display is slightly smaller than the Pixel 7 Pros, which apparently has something to do with the overall rounder design. In addition to the power and volume buttons on the right, you can also see the SIM slot on the left. As usual, you will find the USB-C port and one of the two speakers at the bottom.
Google Pixel 8
The Google Pixel 8 should measure 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm, which is 5mm shorter and 2.4mm narrower than the Pixel 7. The 5.8-inch display has shrunk significantly compared to the 6.3-inch diagonal of the predecessor. The renders also show significantly narrower bezels around the Pixel 8’s panel, but the same centered punchhole.
On the back there are two main cameras in the characteristic visor, which merges into an aluminum frame. The volume buttons and power button are on the right side, the USB-C port and the second speaker are on the bottom, just like the Pixel 8 Pro.
Rumor has it that the two Google smartphones will be powered by the upcoming Google Tensor G3 chipset. The G3 is said to be based on the still unannounced Samsung Exynos 2300, which Samsung manufactures in a 3 Nm process. Thus, both the performance and the efficiency should increase significantly compared to the 5 Nm Tensor G2.
Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel Fold
There are also new rumors about the Google Pixel 7a and Google Pixel Fold. Accordingly, both devices will come onto the market in June. The Pixel Fold is offered in two color versions: Carbon (dark grey) and Porcelain (cream). The Pixel Fold will only be available with 256 GB of storage, and the price should be around €1,700 ($1,791).
On the other hand, the Pixel 7a should come with 128GB of storage in Arctic Blue, Carbon, and Cotton (white) hues. There may also be a version in jade (green). The price is expected to be around €500 ($527) in Europe. Both the Google Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a are rumored to be unveiled at Google’s I/O developer conference.