Google may be developing a feature like Samsung DeX for the next Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Some Samsung devices has a feature called DeX for a while now.
The Pixel 8 will support the USB DisplayPort alternative mode, often known as DisplayPort over USB-C, a Google insider told leaker Kamila Wojciechowska. DisplayPort over USB-C enables smaller devices like smartphones to transfer content to a monitor or TV in place of the traditional RCA connections or HDMI cords. Even Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo phones provide desktop mode experiences, as Android Central writer Mishaal Rahman points out. The fact that Rahman previously disclosed that the Android 14 beta supports the USB DisplayPort alternative mode is another proof that the Pixel 8 might feature this.
It is unknown if other Android devices, including the current Pixel phones, that are eligible for Android 14 will also receive a DeX like mode.
The Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold are two more devices that could receive the desktop model in addition to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, however there is no proof to back up this leak. Additionally, it is said that the Pixel desktop mode still requires a lot of development, so it is likely that the feature will first appear on the Pixel 8 pair, which is anticipated to be shown in October. It will still be really interesting to see how Google will do it if they will do it. We now have our first rumour about the possible colour options for the 2023 Pixel flagship devices. Haze, Jade, Licorice, and Peony are among the colour possibilities for the Pixel 8, according to a Google source. Jade might be a colour that combines blue and green, whilst haze might be a shade of green. Peony is going to be shade of pink, licorice is likely to be a dark shade of black. Porcelain, the colour of this Pixel Tablet, is said to be one of the colours available for the Pixel 8 Pro.vThe four colour possibilities for the Pixel 8 Pro, according to a Google insider, will be Jade, Licorice, Porcelain, and Sky. Porcelain, is white. Sky is probably a pale tint of blue.
The Google Tensor 3 chipset will be used for the first time in the Pixel 8 series, which is anticipated to be introduced in October. The Tensor 3 SoC's juicy features were all given to Android Authority by leaker Kamila Wojciechowska. First off, the SoC will have nine cores configured as 1+4+4 and will go by the codename Zuma. Four Cortex-A715 performance CPU cores with a clock speed of 2.45GHz and four Cortex-A510 efficiency CPU cores with a clock speed of 2.15GHz will make up this, together with one Cortex-X3 prime CPU core operating at 3.0GHz. The Mali-G715 GPU from Arm, which powers the Tensor 3, may have 10 cores as compared to the Mali-G710 GPU's 7 in the Tensor 2. As a result, ray tracing may enable gamers to experience more lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows. The Pixel 8 line will get an upgrade to Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 from the UFS 3.1 used on the Pixel 7 series. Sequential read and write speeds for UFS 4.0 are up to 4200MBps and 2800MBps, respectively. Comparatively, UFS 3.1 offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 2100MBps and 1200MBps, respectively while still consuming less power. Sources: Android Authority Android Central Kamila Wojciechowska