Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8 debuts with 6.2-inch mid-hole OLED

Google has released the budget version of its latest offering, the Google Pixel 8. It has the same Tensor G3 chipset, 8GM RAM, device storage options up to 256GB, a 6.2-inch mid-hole OLED screen, a front camera of 10.5MP, unlike the Pro version, it has a dual camera setup on the back, a 4575mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging and much more. 

Release Highlights

  • The Google Pixel 8 features Tensor G3 chipset based on 4nm architecture 
  • It has 8GB RAM, and device storage options of 128GB and 256GB 
  • The device has a 6.2-inch mid-hole OLED screen that supports a 120Hz refresh rate
  • It has a 10.5MP front camera and dual cameras on the back (50MP and 12MP)

Display & Appearance

The screen of the Google Pixel 8 is a 6.2-inch mid-hole 2.5D OLED straight screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080. It has a 120Hz refresh rate. And 60-120Hz LTPO for better battery performance. The screen supports global excitation brightness of 1400nit and local peak excitation of 2000-nit for a bright viewing experience even in broad sunlight. Its screen is protected by Corning Victus first-generation protective glass and has

Google Pixel 8

The device has a thickness of 8.9mm and weighs around 187g. It has WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, and USB 3.2 Gen2 for connectivity. It has IP68 making the device super durable. Being a Google Pixel, it supports 7 years of system updates and currently runs on the latest Android 14 OS. The device is released in the following colors

  • Pewter
  • Obsidian
  • Rose

Processor & Storage

The Google Pixel 8 has a Tensor G3 chipset based on Samsung 4nm architecture. It has 1 x 2.9 Ghz Cortex X3 core, 4 x 2.37Ghz Cortex A715 cores and 4 x 1.7Ghz A510 cores. The co-processor is M2 security and the GPU is Mali-G715. It has LPDDE5x memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory for faster data transfer rates. 

The device has 8GB RAM and device memory options of 128GB and 256 GB. 


The front camera of the Google Pixel 8 is 10.5MP. On the rear side, unlike the bigger Pro version, it only has dual cameras. The primary lens is 50MP (Samsung S5KGN5, 1/3.1 inch sensor size and OIS) and 12MP ultra-wide angle lens (1/3.1 inch)

Google Pixel 8

Battery of the Google Pixel 8

The battery capacity of the Google Pixel 8 is 4575mAh which supports 30W fast charging. It has 30W wireless fast charging and 12.5W wireless reverse charging. 

Price & Availability 

The Google Pixel 8 has been released worldwide, targeted towards the budget consumer. It has the following variants for users to buy

  • 8GB+128GB for $699
  • 8GB+256GB for $759

The specs of the Pixel 8 are not industry-leading like the Pro version but are justified by a lower price tag. Do you think it has what it takes to be your next budget phone?

Source (Weibo, in Chinese)