Google Pixel 8 India Launch Tomorrow: 10 Key Insights Before the Event


The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are set to make their long-awaited debut in India on October 4. Flipkart will open the pre-order page for these upcoming Pixel phones on October 5. Here are 10 essential details to keep in mind about these new devices ahead of the event

The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are scheduled for their long-awaited launch in India on October 4. The pre-order page for these upcoming Pixel phones will go live on Flipkart on October 5, allowing interested buyers to secure their devices through this e-commerce platform. Notably, the pre-order window opens just a day after the launch event, providing prospective customers with ample time to make their purchase decisions. Here’s a glimpse of the leaked specifications and expected prices ahead of the official launch:

  • The Google Pixel 8 is rumored to feature a compact 6.2-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1,400 nits and a pixel density of 427 ppi. In contrast, the Pro version may sport a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz LTPO OLED display.
  • Both phones are expected to adopt a design that combines glass and metal, similar to the previous year’s models. On the front, a punch-hole display design, now industry-standard, will be featured.
  • The Pixel 8 Pro is said to include a temperature monitoring sensor and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. If the temperature sensor functions seamlessly, it could set a new benchmark in the market.
  • The standard model is likely to house a 4,485mAh battery with support for 24W fast wired charging, while the Pixel 8 Pro could come equipped with a 4,950mAh battery supporting 27W fast wired charging. It’s worth noting that the company is not expected to include a charger in the box.
  • Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are rumored to offer seven years of software support, encompassing security patches and major Android OS updates.
  • Powering these devices will likely be the new Tensor G3 processor, with 8GB of RAM in the Pixel 8 and a substantial 12GB in the 8 Pro. Storage options are set to be impressive, with up to 256GB for the Pixel 8 and up to a remarkable 1TB available in the US for the 8 Pro.
  • Both models are expected to feature fast charging capabilities, Qi wireless charging support, and IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance.
  • The new 5G premium phones from Google are anticipated to come with the latest Android 14 OS, offering users an early experience of the new operating system.
  • According to a retail source, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may be priced at $699 and $999, approximately Rs 58,000 and Rs 82,900, respectively. However, prices in India are expected to be slightly higher due to customs and other charges. The standard Pixel 8 might fall in the range of Rs 65,000 to Rs 70,000, while the Pixel 8 Pro could be priced between Rs 90,000 to Rs 95,000.
  • In India, the sale of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is likely to be conducted through Flipkart and other distribution channels. Specific sale dates for these phones are yet to be announced, so stay tuned to India Today Tech for all the latest updates.

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