Google has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones the Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro alongside the Pixel Buds Pro, and Pixel Watch 2.
The Pixel 8
The Pixel 8 features a 6.2-inch full HD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED display. This panel, referred to as the ‘Actua display’, is an LTPS display. The device comes with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and is available in two storage options: 128GB and 256 GB. The device is powered by a 4485mAh battery.
The Pixel 8 boasts a dual-camera setup on the back, with a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. The front-facing camera is a 10.5-megapixel sensor.
The Pixel 8 comes in Hazel, Obsidian, or Rose.
The Pixel 8 Pro
The Pixel 8 Pro, on the other hand, features a larger 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. Like the Pixel 8, it also comes with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM but offers more storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and even a whopping 512 GB.
The device is powered by a larger battery of 5050 mAh. The Pixel 8 Pro stands out with its triple-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera, a 48-megapixel telephoto camera with a 5x optical zoom, and another 48-megapixel ultrawide camera. The front-facing camera is also a 10.5-megapixel sensor.
Both devices run on Android 14 out of the box and are IP68-certified for water and dust resistance. They also support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, and have an under-display optical fingerprint scanner for security.
You’ll have a choice of three colors – Blue, Obsidian, and Beige.
The Pixel Buds Pro
The Pixel Buds Pro received some exciting updates. A new feature called Bluetooth Super Wideband doubles the bandwidth of the earbuds, making voices on phone calls sound fuller and clearer. The earbuds also now support Clear Calling, a feature that uses AI to cancel out and reduce noise, enhancing a caller’s voice on both ends of a call.
Another new feature is Conversation Detection, which uses AI to detect when you start talking. When you speak, the earbuds pause your music and switch to Transparency mode. Once you’re done talking, it resumes music playback and turns ANC on.
Google has also added new Bay Blue and Porcelain color options to the Pixel Buds Pro earbuds which launched with Charcoal, Lemongrass, Coral, and Fog options.
The Google Pixel Watch 2
The Pixel Watch 2 was also launched alongside the new smartphones. It features a sturdier cover glass and an aluminum housing made entirely from 100 percent recycled materials. It costs $349 for the Wi-Fi-only model and $399 for the version with cellular capability.
The smartwatch debuted alongside the new smartphones during Google’s first in-person hardware event since the pandemic. It’s rated to 5 ATM water resistance, which means it can withstand underwater depths of about 50 meters.
Google’s latest launches have once again demonstrated their commitment to innovation. With enhanced features and sleek designs, these devices are set to make waves in the tech industry. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to explore these exciting new products.