Two images appeared on Reddit today that appear to show a prototype Google Pixel 8 Pro. They have since been deleted, along with the account that posted the images. That’s usually a pretty good indication that these aren’t fakes.
With its three main cameras, the Google Pixel 8 Pro in the pictures matches both the previous leaks and the predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro. The well-known camera visor still dominates the design of the back, which stretches across the entire width of the Pixel phone. The prototype status can be clearly recognized by the label “for test/evaluation only”. Also, the “product revision” field shows the codename “husky”, which should belong to the Pixel 8 Pro. The test unit had 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM from Samsung and 128 GB of UFS storage from SK Hynix.
The odd pattern of the glass on the back could be some kind of spy film to disguise the actual design. At the same time, the camera module is a good indication that the design of the Google Pixel 8 Pro will be pretty close to that of its predecessor. Following Google’s usual pattern, both of the new Pixel phones won’t be available until October.
According to recent rumors, the circular module under the LED flash is an infrared thermometer. The Google Pixel 8 Pro should come with a 6.7-inch OLED display. The resolution will be 1,344 x 2,992 pixels and the refresh rate 120Hz. The 50-megapixel main camera on the back gets a large Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor and the ultra-wide camera gets a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 chip, as does the new zoom camera with 5x optical zoom. The 11 megapixel selfie camera stays the same. Of course, the new Tensor G3 chipset is also on board.