A Google Insider has shared the full specifications of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 Series. As we earlier shared with you that the Pixel 8 Series could have a smaller display. No wonder now, it has been confirmed by the Android Authority that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will have smaller displays in comparison to the Pixel 7 Series. The discussion about the ideal phone size has persisted for a while and doesn’t appear to be about to stop. Till now, the Pixel 6 and 7 have a smaller, 6.3-inch display, while the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro have a bigger, curved 6.7-inch display. These two display sizes are unique to Google’s Pixel series. Although the phones’ other specifications aren’t precisely the same, it still provided customers an option.
Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Specifications
Certainly, Google is making some adjustments to the formula with the Pixel 8 series. First off, the Pixel 8 standard model now has a 6.17-inch display rather than the 6.3-inch of prior iterations. Contrarily, the Pixel 8 Pro keeps its 6.7-inch display size but now has a flat panel, which is good news for the many individuals who choose flat displays.
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Google has traditionally utilized OLED panels for its Pixel smartphones, and this time is no exception. The source of the panels, however, could be altered. Samsung panels were utilized entirely in the last two Pixel models. In contrast, a mystery, unannounced smartphone with the codename G10 would have a BOE display. When the first claims first surfaced, it assumed that Google was testing the panel to determine whether BOE was trustworthy enough to be used in Pixel phones, and it turns out that assumption was correct.
The ordinary Pixel 8 uses a panel from BOE, while the bigger Pixel 8 Pro gets a panel from Samsung, much like the previous iterations. Although my source was unable to confirm, the fact that both panels have identical specifications would indicate that Google will employ both in the manufacturing process rather than that this was only an early review.
For the first time since the Pixel 6 series, the resolution of the Pro phone has also changed with this Pixel generation. In place of the outdated 3,120 x 1,440 resolution, Google chose a slightly lower 2,992 x 1,344 resolution for the Pixel 8 Pro, giving it a lower pixel-per-inch (PPI) density of 490 as opposed to 512. Eventually, because of the smaller display and same resolution, the Pixel 8 has a little higher PPI (427 as opposed to 417).
In HDR content, the Pixel 8 is rumored to be able to produce up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness, an increase from the Pixel 7’s 1,000 nits. Additionally improved, the Pixel 8 Pro can now show up to 1,600 nits in HDR, an increase over the 1,000 nits of the Pixel 7 Pro.
Another significant improvement seen in the Pixel 8 Pro is a more flexible refresh rate. The information Android Authority received from the source was scant. The Pixel 8 Pro, however, seems to be able to effortlessly switch the refresh rate between 60 and 120Hz, in contrast to earlier models that could only use a few fixed speeds. The advantage of this strategy is that it allows the display refresh rate to more precisely match various content, which reduces screen tearing.
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Additionally, Google enhanced the model’s rounded edges by more than tripling each model’s corner radius. In other words, the screens are somewhat less square and have slightly rounder corners than they were previously.