Sneak Peek: Google Teases Pixel 8 Series Ahead of October 4th Launch

September 08, 2023 – Today, Google has unveiled a sneak peek of what’s in store for its upcoming hardware event scheduled for October 4th. In two teaser videos released today, Google showcased a lineup of new products set to make their debut, including the Pixel 8 series, Pixel Watch 2, and the new Pixel Buds Pro earphones.

**Pixel 8 Series**

In the tantalizing teaser videos, Google offered a glimpse of the Pixel 8 in a stunning coral (pink) hue and the Pixel 8 Pro in a sleek sandy shade. Reports had previously hinted at the Pixel 8 series offering two storage options in the European market: 128GB and 256GB. These variants would be available in four enticing colors: a subtle tan, classic black, vibrant rose red, and refreshing mint green.

The anticipated prices for the Pixel 8 series in Europe are as follows:

– 128GB model: €874.25 (including 23% value-added tax) or €710.77 (excluding tax).

– 256GB model: €949.30 (including 23% value-added tax) or €771.79 (excluding tax).

For the Pixel 8 Pro, Google is set to offer three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and a whopping 512GB. The color choices include Bay (the specifics of which remain uncertain), timeless black, pristine porcelain, and invigorating mint green.

Here are the anticipated prices for the Pixel 8 Pro in Europe:

– 128GB model: €1235.72 (including 23% value-added tax) or €1004.65 (excluding tax).

– 256GB model: €1309.95 (including 23% value-added tax) or €1065 (excluding tax).

– 512GB model: €1461.24 (including 23% value-added tax) or €1188 (excluding tax).

The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature the powerful Tensor G3 processor, with a front-facing 6.7-inch Samsung OLED display boasting a resolution of 2992×1344, supporting a 120Hz refresh rate, and offering an impressive brightness of 1600 nits (possibly peak brightness) with a pixel density of 490PPI.

In the imaging department, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to sport a rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel GN2 main sensor, a 64-megapixel IMX787 ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48-megapixel GM5 telephoto lens. For selfies and video calls, it is expected to have a 10.8-megapixel 3J1 front camera.

**Pixel Watch 2**

According to device catalog pages, the Pixel Watch 2 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 chipset, marking a significant performance upgrade over the original Exynos 9110.

Memory-wise, the Pixel Watch 2 will retain 2GB of RAM. The device will feature a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 383×384 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 320 PPI.

On the software front, the Pixel Watch 2 will run on WearOS 4, based on Android 13. Worth noting is that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic were the first smartwatches to adopt Wear OS 4.

The Pixel Watch 2 will come in three models: G4TSL, GC368, and GD2WG. Among these, the G4TSL model supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and offers a variety of strap options, including plastic activity bands, metal mesh bands, metal link bands, and thin metal bands.

**Pixel Buds Pro**

At the upcoming October 4th event, in addition to unveiling the Pixel 8 smartphone series, Google will introduce two new colors for the Pixel Buds Pro earphones: Porcelain and Sky Blue.

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