Google has just sent out invites to the media for its next Made by Google event, which is set for 10 a.m. ET on October 4th in New York City. The invite is pretty straightforward, simply stating that the company will be “introducing the latest additions to our Pixel portfolio of devices.”
This is all but a confirmation that Google will be unveiling the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro at the event. The Pixel 8 Pro has already been leaked online, and it looks very similar to the Pixel 6 Pro from last year. However, there are some key differences, including a new design for the camera bar and a rumored 120Hz display.
The Pixel 8 is also expected to have a 120Hz display, but it’s unclear what other changes it will have over the Pixel 7. We can also expect to see some new software features at the event, such as a new version of Android 13.
The Pixel 8 event is happening just a few weeks after Apple’s iPhone 15 event, which is set for September 16th. Google is clearly hoping to steal some of Apple’s thunder with its own new flagship phone.
What to expect from the Google Pixel 8
Based on the leaks so far, we can expect the following from the Google Pixel 8:
- 120Hz display
- Google Tensor chip
- Improved camera system
- New software features
The Pixel 8 Pro is also expected to have:
- Periscope zoom lens
- Larger battery
- Faster charging
It’s still too early to say for sure what the Pixel 8 will cost, but it’s likely to be priced similarly to the Pixel 7, which starts at $599.