Pixel 8 collection rumored to incorporate seven years of software program assist


Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional might include seven years of software program assist, in response to a leaked checklist of specs printed by 91Mobiles. Kamila Wojciechowska, the unique supply of the leak, has additionally printed US pricing for the 2 unannounced telephones forward of their October 4th launch. The Pixel 8 Professional is reportedly because of begin at $899, the identical because the 7 Professional, whereas the Pixel 8 might begin at $699, a $100 enhance over the $599 beginning worth for the Pixel 7.

Wojciechowska notes that it’s unclear whether or not Google will supply seven years of main Android OS updates for the telephones, or whether or not the determine simply refers to seven years of safety patches (my cash’s on the latter, for what it’s price). However both method it’s a good enchancment over final 12 months’s Pixel 7 and seven Professional, which Google has mentioned it’ll assist with 5 years of safety patches, together with three years of main Android updates. 

Seven years of assist is best than the 5 years that each Samsung guarantees for its newest Galaxy S23 telephones and OnePlus guarantees for this 12 months’s OnePlus 11. It could even strategy the size of assist provided by Fairphone, the sustainable smartphone producer which makes a giant deal out of the longevity of its telephones. Fairphone says it plans to assist its newest Fairphone 5 with eight years of safety patches, although it’s pushing for ten years of assist as a stretch purpose.

Google’s prolonged software program assist interval is listed amongst a fairly full checklist of specs 91Mobiles printed for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional, lots of which have been rumored beforehand. Each are powered by a brand new Tensor G3 processor paired with 8GB of RAM on the Pixel 8 and 12GB on the 8 Professional. By way of storage the 8 will reportedly include a alternative of 128GB or 256GB, whereas the 8 Professional might include as much as 512GB, and even 1TB within the US. The Pixel 8 is claimed to have a 4575mAh battery that may quick cost at as much as 27W, whereas the 8 Professional’s is barely greater at 5050mAh, and might apparently quick cost at 30W. Each are rumored to return with assist for Qi wi-fi charging and IP68 rankings for mud and water resistance.

Round again the Pixel 8 might have a pair of cameras, a 50-megapixel important and a 12-megapixel ultrawide, whereas the 8 Professional might have three cameras: a 50-megapixel important, 48-megapixel ultrawide, and a 48-megapixel telephoto with as much as a 30x zoom. This up to date digicam {hardware} will reportedly be joined by an upgraded suite of AI digicam software program in response to an earlier leak from 91Mobiles together with a brand new Night time Sight mode for video, and extra guide pictures controls.


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