The Pixel 8 Pro’s design has been leaked before, but now we can see a real device in use (or maybe a model) showing off one of its cool new features.
This year pixel 8 and 8 pro is bringing a totally different look to its devices even though they will still have the camera visor at the back. Its much less boxy compared to Pixel 6 and pixel 7 series devices. But one thing at the back of pixel 8 pro CAD renders made us confused was a tiny sensor below the flash. Now we know that it’s not for taking pictures, but for checking your body temperature.
This is something that the Apple Watch Series 8 can do already and Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. But the Pixel 8 Pro will do it differently, by scanning your forehead instead of your wrist. This might be more accurate and reliable, but you’ll have to follow some steps to get it right.
You’ll have to expose your skin and hold the phone very close to your head without touching it. Then you’ll have to tap on the phone to start a timer and move it across your forehead and temple. This is not as simple as using a regular infrared thermometer but it’s still pretty cool to see.
The Pixel 8 is expected to have a 6.16 inches screen, making it smaller than the 6.3 inches Pixel 7. The phone could also be thinner, narrower, and more rounded than its predecessor. The camera hole might be slightly larger than the Pixel 7’s but there's a reason for that.
The Pixel 8 Pro will also have a more rounded and slimmer design. The phone might switch from a curved screen to a flatter one. It could keep the 6.7 inches screen of the Pixel 7 Pro but fit in a slightly smaller body.
The Pixel 8 series may feature the Tensor G3 chip, made by Samsung on a 3nm process. This could mean that the Tensor G3 has one Arm Cortex-X3 at 3.3 GHz, two Cortex-A715 at 2.6 GHz, and four Cortex-A510 at up to 2.3 GHz. The Pixel 8 could lag behind other Android phones if it uses older CPUs. But it would still be better than the G2, which has two Cortex-X1, two Cortex-A78, and four Cortex-A55 cores. GPU isnt known yet.
According to a recent leak from Ice Universe, the Google Pixel 8 Pro will have a Samsung-made camera sensor that will be the largest one ever on a Pixel phone. The new sensor should make the Pixel 8 Pro’s camera even better than the already impressive Pixel cameras.
The leak says the Pixel 8 Pro will use Samsung’s ISOCELL GN2 sensor, which is 1/1.12-inch and has 50MP ( 1.4μm pixels) resolution, or 12.5MP after combining four pixels into one. This gives an effective pixel size of 2.8µm. This is a big improvement over the Pixel 7 Pro’s 50MP, 1/1.31-inch sensor.
Compared to the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP ISOCELL HP2 sensor, which has 2.4μm pixels after combining 16 pixels into one, the ISOCELL GN2 should perform better in low-light situations. The ISOCELL GN2 can also take 100MP pictures using the remosaic algorithm. Samsung’s largest camera sensor can also record videos in 8K at 30fps, 4K at 120fps, and Full HD at 480fps. The ISOCELL GN2 also has Dual Pixel Pro autofocus for fast and accurate focusing. It also has Staggered HDR, which uses less power than regular HDR and can keep details in bright and dark areas. It seems that many high-end phones are using bigger sensors close to 1" in size, so it makes sense for Google to do the same for its flagship camera phone.