Google has become notoriously dependable for device leaks ahead of the official unveiling of their latest devices. In the last few years, complete device details leaked MONTHS ahead of planned releases. The newest Pixels are no different, as leaked Pixel 8 renders give us our first looks at the upcoming device. Google is slated to unveil the Pixel 8 line during their I/O developer conference in May, but these images could spoil what Google had planned.
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the last few Pixel devices. If these renders end up being close to what the final product will look like, I could be convinced to stay within the Pixel family. For starters, both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will move to flatter displays versus the slightly curved ones we see on the Pixel 7. Initial reports emerged saying the Pixel 8 would have a smaller display than its predecessor, but those have since been corrected.
The Pixel 8 will also allegedly sport a more rounded body while maintaining the current camera arrangement. This means we’ll still have the hole-punch selfie cam up front, while on the rear we’ll get either two (Pixel 8) or three (Pixel 8 Pro) main lenses. Power and volume buttons will remain on the right side of the device, while the USB C port and speaker will rest along the bottom.
The Pixel 8 is also slated to be the home of Google’s Tensor 3 SoC, and with it will come an influx of battery optimizations, improved device functionality, and of course new AI capability. Both devices and potentially Google’s new foldable phone will reportedly be revealed in May during Google’s I/O developer’s conference.