With its upcoming Pixel 8 series, Google is poised to forge new ground. The tech industry has recently been abuzz with rumours of forthcoming advanced features, and new information provides a more complete picture of what customers can expect from the newest version of Google's flagship smartphone.
As anticipation for the Google Pixel 8 series grows, recent report from Android Authority reveal a variety of features designed to pique the interest of the technology community. The improved Tensor G3 processor, the enhanced camera system, the new displays, the USB DisplayPort alternate mode support, and even the new wallpapers have generated considerable interest. However, other specifications and details have not been extensively covered until now, when an insider source provided new information about the Pixel 8 series.
Unveiling the Google Pixel 8 Series: Exciting Features Revealed
The Pixel series has historically lagged behind its competitors in terms of charging rates, including Chinese manufacturers that support up to 240W and Samsung's high-end Android phones, which have recently adopted faster charging. Traditionally, Pixels' Pro model has been limited to a modest 23W. With the Pixel 8 series, the charging capacity increases by 4W to 24W and 27W for the standard Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, respectively. Support for 20W and 23W wireless charging remains intact from the Pixel 7 series.
Charging Rates and Battery Capacity: Overcoming Past Limitations
The battery capacity also undergoes modest modifications. The Pixel 8 will feature a 4,485mAh battery, an increase from the Pixel 7's 4,270mAh battery, while the Pixel 8 Pro will feature a 4,950mAh battery, a slight increase from the Pixel 7 Pro's 4,926mAh battery.
Broadening Connectivity: Wi-Fi 7 Support and UWB Technology
Support for Wi-Fi 7 is a significant enhancement for the new Pixel series. Google has collaborated with Broadcom on Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo processors since the introduction of the Tensor chips in the Pixel 6 series. The upcoming Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will be equipped with the BCM4398 chip, which will support the not-yet-finalized Wi-Fi 7 standard, which is anticipated to enhance speeds, latency, and reliability while retaining compatibility with older standards.
Ultra-wideband (UWB), a wireless technology that enables extremely precise distance measurements between devices, will remain exclusive to the Pixel 8 Pro model. This technology is indispensable to the operation of products such as the Apple AirTag. Although this feature will be absent from the lesser Pixel 8, the Pixel 8 Pro will be equipped with an upgraded UWB module.
An Inside Look into the Pixel 8 Series
Due to limited availability, gaining access to the Google Pixel line has often been difficult. Currently, Pixels are available in seventeen countries, with certain devices, such as the Pixel Fold, available in even fewer. Comparatively, Apple distributes its products in roughly 139 countries. As a result of the addition of new languages to the electronic warranty terms, the Pixel 8 series may become available in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Portugal, indicating a possible expansion of its distribution.
Small as it may be, the prospective addition of these countries to Google's distribution list is a step in the right direction towards greater accessibility. With upcoming phone models, the tech titan is anticipated to expand its market share. As Google prepares for the launch of the Pixel 8 series, these new insights provide a deeper comprehension of the forthcoming devices, adding to the anticipation among tech enthusiasts.