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Google Launches New Pixel 8 Smartphone With Android 14

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By Bharat Sharma

Google released its latest flagship series of smartphone devices with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The new Pixel smartphones were announced by Google at the ‘Made by Google 2023’ keynote. At the same event, Google also unveiled the Pixel Watch 2.

The Pixel 8 devices are the latest family of Android devices to join the Pixel family. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones sport a lot of new features and upgrades. Keep reading to find out everything about the Google Pixel 8.

Google Pixel 8 – Features and specifications

The Pixel 8 smartphone sports a 6.2-inch AMOLED display (Google calls it the Actua display) with 120Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection. The smartphone runs on Android 14 and is powered by the Google Tensor G3 chipset – equipped with nine cores and a new GPU. The screen is smaller than Pixel 7’s 6.3-inch screen. The refresh rate has been upgraded from last year’s 90Hz but is not adaptive – you’ll have to choose between 60 and 120 Hz. The Pixel 8’s OLED screen can support up to peak brightness of 2000 nits with always-on display.

To meet your photography needs, the Google Pixel 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup – a 50 MP main sensor and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. For selfie enthusiasts, the Google Pixel 8 has a 10.5 MP wide-angle shooter. Google claims that the new main camera is 21 per cent more sensitive to light than the Pixel 7 cameras

No telephoto camera on the Pixel 8 though! In the Photos app, Google has added a new Best Take feature that combines images from your gallery to generate the most consistent image.

The Pixel 8 has a 4,485 mAh battery and supports 24W wired charging. The smartphone is also rated IP68 for dust and water resistance. Google claims the phone can last up to 24 hours and supports 30W wired charging – you can get 50 per cent juice in 30 minutes. In addition, the Pixel 8 has added face unlocking capabilities without any mention of specific hardware.

The Pixel 8 also comes in a new rose colour, just like the iPhone 15, along with obsidian and hazel colours. The Pixel 8 starts at ₹75,999 in India for 128 GB storage and is available for pre-order on Flipkart. The device also has rounded corners as opposed to the sharper edges of the previous generation Pixel device. The device runs on 8GB RAM and an AI machine learning model that Google claims is 10 times more complex than the one sued on Pixel 6.

Among new bonus features are in the keyboard and recorder app for seamless switching between multiple languages when you’re using voice transcription. In addition, Pixel 8 can provide bullet point summaries for sites in the Google app and the Chrome browser.

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