Google has announced the official launch date for its next generation of flagship smartphones – the Pixel 8 series. The Pixel 8 series will replace the Pixel 7 series released in October 2022 with a basic and a Pro model. The company recently leaked the design of the Pro model from the upcoming range. Key specs and other phone details have been making the rounds in the rumor mill for the past few weeks. Now the Mountain View, California-based tech giant has confirmed the launch date of the Pixel 8 series, shortly after Apple announced the launch date of its iPhone 15 series.
In a video ad Posted Using the X (formerly Twitter) name of Made by Google (@madebygoogle), the company confirmed that the Pixel 8 series will launch on October 4th. The series is expected to come with the base Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models. The company will reportedly be hosting the event in New York, starting at 10 a.m. local time that day.
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– Made by Google (@madebygoogle) August 30, 2023
Just a day earlier, Apple announced that the iPhone 15 series would be unveiled on September 12 at an event called “Wonderlust” at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. The event will also be available to stream live on apple.com and the Apple TV app starting at 10 a.m. local time.
In the recently leaked Pixel 8 Pro design, the smartphone featured a ‘porcelain white’ color, and while it resembled the previous Pixel 7 Pro model, the triple rear camera system appeared to be housed in a single pill-shaped unit on the camera island.
A rumored teaser video also hinted at an “Audio Magic Eraser” feature that the Pixel 8 series phones could come with. The video carried the tagline “the only phone with Audio Magic Eraser”, accompanied by the existing Pixel tagline “the only phone designed by Google”. The feature is said to allow users to remove unwanted audio content from video clips.
The Pixel 8 series is also rumored to come with AI-powered cameras, and Google’s camera app is also reportedly getting a new user interface. This is all speculation, however, and the company hasn’t confirmed anything yet.