There were many rumors and leaks about the highly anticipated Google Pixel 8 series. One missing piece of the puzzle was pricing, but the good news is that another leaker recently gave us some insight. According to the latest reports, Google Pixel 8 price will be slightly more than its predecessor.
Google Pixel 8 price to see $50 increase
An Indian tipster Yogesh Brar recently tweeted out the alleged Pixel 8 prices. According to him, the vanilla variant of the handset will cost $649 or $699. Comparing it to the base Pixel 7 model, which cost $599, we’re clearly looking at a $50 price increase at the bare minimum.
The point worth noting is that if this news turned out to be true, it would be a bit disappointing, but not unexpected. The tech giant, Samsung and Apple also offered global price hikes for their recent flagship phones. In the US, however, they stuck with the same pricing. Google also brought a price bump to the Pixel A series, so now it’s the upcoming Pixel 8’s turn.
We also got our hands on some of the Pixel 8 specs. No doubt they largely correspond to our exclusive leaks. Reports claim that Google is bringing an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner to the phone. It’s tipped to be a major upgrade over the Pixel 7 line’s optical scanner, theoretically improving accuracy and speed. However, let me tell you that this wouldn’t be the first time we’re hearing about an ultrasonic scanner coming to the series. A prototype with the technology was also spotted in October.
Other than that, the upcoming Pixel Phone will boast a Tensor G3 SoC. It comes with a 6.17-inch 120Hz OLED panel, 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. According to camera details, there will be a dual rear camera system (50MP GN2 with OIS and 12MP ultra-wide) along with an 11MP selfie snapper. The smartphone comes with a 4,485 mAh battery to keep the lights on. It supports 24W wired charging and 12W wireless speeds. We assume the last figure is for the Qi charging standard, as some leaks indicate 12W over Qi charging and 20W over proprietary wireless charging.
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