Pixel 8 Rumors
Google’s Pixel 7 series was one of the most impressive smartphones launches of 2022, featuring the company’s first custom-made Tensor chip, a revamped design, and a stellar camera system. But as we approach the second quarter of 2023, many fans are already looking forward to what Google has in store for its next flagship devices: the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
While official details are still scarce, there have been some leaks and rumors that give us a glimpse of what to expect from these upcoming phones. Here are some of the most interesting ones we’ve found so far.
A new Tensor chip based on Samsung’s Exynos
One of the biggest selling points of the Pixel 7 series was the Tensor G2 processor, which Google claimed was designed specifically for its phones and optimized for AI tasks. However, some reports suggested that this chip was actually based on Samsung’s Exynos 2100 platform, with some modifications and enhancements.
Now, it seems that Google is following a similar strategy for its next-generation Tensor G3 chip (codenamed Zuma), which will reportedly power the Pixel 8 series. According to WinFuture and Gizmochina , this chip could be based on Samsung’s Exynos 2300 processor, which is used in some variants of the Galaxy S22 FE. This processor features an octa-core CPU with four Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores, as well as a Mali-G78 GPU and a G5300 modem for 5G connectivity.
However, this doesn’t mean that Google will simply rebrand Samsung’s chip for its own phones. The report also claims that Google will make some changes to the Exynos 2300 platform, such as adding its own NPU (neural processing unit) and ISP (image signal processor) to enhance its AI and camera capabilities. It’s also possible that Google will tweak other aspects of the chip, such as clock speeds or memory configurations.
If this rumor is true, then we can expect the Pixel 8 series to offer improved performance and efficiency compared to the Pixel 7 series, especially in areas like machine learning, photography, and video processing. However, it remains to be seen how Google’s Tensor G3 will stack up against other flagship chips in 2023, such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 898 or Samsung’s Exynos 2200.
A smaller Pixel 8 with a flat display
Another rumor that has been circulating around the Pixel 8 series is related to their design and display sizes. According to Android Police , which obtained a leaked roadmap for Google’s mobile division , there could be a significant difference between the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in terms of screen dimensions.
While rumors point to the Pixel 8 Pro sticking at
6.7 inches , similar to its predecessor ,the potential leaked roadmap mentions a smaller form factor for
the Pixel 8 . This could mean that Google is planning
to reduce the size of its standard flagship model,
possibly down to around 5.8 inches , according
to some renders by OnLeaks .
This resolution is a slightly different aspect ratio,
which could suggest a shorter display . Moreover,
the renders also indicate that the Pixel 8 will have a flat display , unlike the curved one on
the Pixel 7 Pro . This could appeal to users who prefer
a more compact and ergonomic phone without any edge distortion or accidental touches .
Of course , these renders are not official or confirmed ,
so they should be taken with a grain of salt . However ,
they do match some previous leaks by WinFuture ,
which claimed that both Shiba (Pixel 8) and Husky (Pixel
8 Pro) will have OLED panels with high refresh rates .
The report also suggested that both phones will have
12GB of RAM , which would be an upgrade from
the Pixel 7 ‘s 8GB .
A Video Unblur feature for better stabilization
One of the areas where Google has always excelled with its Pixel phones is camera quality . The company has consistently delivered some of
the best photos and videos on any smartphone ,
thanks to its software prowess and computational photography techniques .
However , there ‘s always room for improvement ,
and it seems that Google is working on a new feature
that could enhance its video stabilization even further .
According to XDA Developers, which spotted some code references in Android S Developer Preview ,
Google may be preparing a Video Unblur feature for the Pixel