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Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro with Tensor G3, Android 14, and Upgraded Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro run on Android 14 out-of-the-box and will receive 7 years of software support.

Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro with Tensor G3, Android 14, and Upgraded Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are available in three colour options

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro feature a 50-megapixel primary camera
  • The Pixel 8 Pro has a better 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera
  • The new Google Pixel 8 lineup supports wired charging at up to 30W
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Google on Wednesday launched its new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones at the company's Made by Google 2023 hardware launch event. The latest smartphones from the search giant are powered by a Tensor G3 chip, offer up to 256GB of inbuilt storage, and run on Android 14 out-of-the-box. The standard Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro both support Google's AI-backed features like Photo Unblur and Live Translate and are promised to receive seven years of software support from Google. These phones have tons of AI enhancements applied across cameras and on-devices. 

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro price in India and availability

Pixel 8 price in India is set at Rs. 75,999 and will be available in a single 128GB storage model. The smartphone will be sold in Hazel, Obsidian, and Rose colour options.

Meanwhile, the Pixel 8 Pro comes at Rs. 1,06,999 for the 128GB storage model. The Pro model comes in Bay, Obsidian, and Porcelain colour options.

The handsets will be available to purchase via Flipkart. Pre-orders for the smartphone will begin today, i.e. October 4.

For the first time, Google is bringing its smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2, to India with a price tag of Rs. 39,900. All the new Pixel devices will be available starting October 12. 

The company also announced a limited-period launch offers in India which include: 
-- Bank offer of Rs. 8,000 on select banks and exchange offer of Rs. 3,000 on Pixel 8
-- Bank offer of Rs. 9,000 on select banks and exchange offer of Rs. 4,000 on Pixel 8 Pro
-- With any Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro purchase, users in India can buy a Pixel Watch 2 for Rs. 19,999 or a Pixel Buds Pro for Rs. 8999.

Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro specifications and features

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are dual-SIM smartphones running on Android 14 out-of-the-box. The Pixel 8 sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 8 Pro has a 6.7-inch Quad-HD (1,344x2,992 pixels) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Both handsets are powered by Google's nona-core Tensor G3 chipset and the Titan M2 security chip, paired with 8GB (Pixel 8) and 12GB (Pixel 8 Pro) of RAM.

Some of the highlight software enhancements include Google's Best Take, which will help create a blended image from a series of photos to get the best look for everyone in the picture. There's also Audio Magic Eraser, which lets you reduce ambient noise like crowd or wind using advanced machine learning. Google also announced the Video Boost feature, which boosts recorded videos and will be available to users later this year. 

For capturing photos and video, the newly announced Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are both equipped with a 50-megapixel primary camera with a Samsung GN2 sensor with a f/1.68 aperture. The Pixel 8 has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a Sony IMX386 sensor, and an f/2.2 aperture. On the other hand, the Pixel 8 Pro features a 64-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a Sony IMX787 sensor and a f/2.8 aperture.

The Pro model is also equipped with a third 48-megapixel telephoto camera with a Samsung GM5 sensor and a f/1.95 aperture. On the front of both phones is an 11-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video chats.

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are equipped with up to 256GB of inbuilt storage. Connectivity options on the handset include Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board the handsets include an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and a fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication.

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are equipped with 4,575mAh and 5,050mAh batteries with support for 27W and 30W wired charging, respectively. The handsets also support wireless charging, according to Google. The battery of the Pixel 8 Pro can be charged to 50 percent in 30 minutes and 100 percent in 100 minutes, while the regular model takes slightly longer to charge to 50 percent.


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  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Smaller form factor makes it more comfortable to hold
  • Excellent and bright display
  • Cameras are still the best
  • Packed with AI features
  • Bad
  • Battery life is still not the best
  • Expensive
  • Tends to heat up under heavy load
Display 6.20-inch
Processor Google Tensor G3
Front Camera 11-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 12-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Battery Capacity 4575mAh
OS Android 14
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium design, IP68 rating
  • Fun AI-infused software experience
  • Good quality cameras
  • Quality video recording
  • Impressive image editing software
  • Long-term commitment to software updates
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under load
  • Buggy camera app
  • Not made for gaming
  • Average battery life
  • Relatively slow wired charging
Display 6.70-inch
Processor Google Tensor G3
Front Camera 11-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 64-megapixel + 48-megapixel
RAM 12GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB
Battery Capacity 5050mAh
OS Android 14
Resolution 1344x2992 pixels
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David Delima
As a writer on technology with Gadgets 360, David Delima is interested in open-source technology, cybersecurity, consumer privacy, and loves to read and write about how the Internet works. David can be contacted via email at DavidD@ndtv.com, on Twitter at @DxDavey, and Mastodon at mstdn.social/@delima. More
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