Google Pixel 8 Pro officially spotted ahead of schedule

Catching a sneak peek of Google's latest offering amidst iPhone 15 launch.
Aug 30, 2023, 4:50 AM UTC
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Google Pixel 8 Pro officially spotted ahead of schedule
Leaked image via Google Store website.

Google‘s upcoming Pixel 8 Pro just got leaked through an unintentional slip-up on the Google Store website. And guess what? This leak happened on the very same day Apple spilled the beans about the iPhone 15 launch event set for September 12th. Coincidence? We think not.

Can you believe it? Google gave us an early look at the Pixel 8 Pro, and it’s all thanks to a sneaky leak that’s got tech circles buzzing. Right when Apple tried to steal the spotlight with its iPhone 15 news, Google managed to sneak in its own teaser. The leak came from an account called Android Setting on X (formerly Twitter) and was reported by The Verge. It’s like a plot twist in the tech rivalry saga that we didn’t see coming.

Google Pixel 8 Pro officially spotted ahead of schedule
Leaked image via Google Store website.

According to The Verge‘s report, the leak showed a snapshot of someone holding the Pixel 8 Pro against their ear. The phone had a cool beige color and was hanging out on a page dedicated to Google’s subscriptions and services. The image has vanished now, but there’s an interesting description that says: “A person takes a call on a Pixel 8 Pro phone in Porcelain.” Can you say, intriguing?

So, what does this accidental leak actually show? Well, it confirms the look we’ve seen in earlier leaked prototype photos. The Pixel 8 Pro has this sleek design where the cameras are tucked under a single glass panel that’s raised by a metal bar stretching across the width of the phone. And yep, you guessed it, Google’s iconic “G” logo sits proudly right in the middle, letting everyone know who’s behind this beauty.

The camera setup is where it’s at. Rumors have been flying around, and this leak seems to confirm some of them. The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to boast a whopping 50-megapixel main camera that’s all about capturing more light, especially in low-light situations. And if that’s not enough, there’s a 64-megapixel ultrawide Sony camera for those breathtaking expansive shots. Also, it seems like Google is going for a change of pace by going for a flat display this time, a departure from the curved screens we saw on the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro models.

While we don’t have the official specs just yet, the leaked details suggest a beefy 5,000 mAh battery that’s ready to keep you going all day. And the icing on the cake? A 27W max charging speed that promises to juice up your phone in no time, ensuring you’re not tethered to the charging cable for long.

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