At the time of writing, Google will announce the Pixel 8, the Pixel 8 Pro, and the Pixel Watch 2 in just over a week. Google has already shown some images of its lineup and revealed some specifications. But this now-released video shows even more.
Google is not very good at keeping secrets. So, the leaking of this video comes as no surprise to us. The video appeared at 91mobiles, and we would love to upload it to YouTube, but since that belongs to Google, we won't do that for now. We don't want to get an unnecessary ban.
In the 1-minute 40-seconds during video, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro both make an appearance. Though mostly the camera gets discussed. We see Video Boost for video stabilization, Night Sight in the dark, Audio Eraser to filter background noise, Real Tone to better capture dark skin tones, zooming, and a macro mode.
Face Swap puts an end to goofy faces
A new feature being introduced is Face Swap. This feature leans heavily on Artificial Intelligence and allows you to choose a face from an earlier time. It is useful when someone doesn't look directly into the lens or makes a silly face.
Exclusive features Pixel 8 Pro
Some exclusive features are coming to the Pixel 8 Pro. The camera app will have controls you would expect on an expensive DSLR camera. These allow you to shift focus or add effects. We also see the Magic Editor that Google demonstrated earlier this year during I/O. This feature comes to the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro first, but may follow to earlier Pixel phones.
Prices Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
Via @Za_Raczke, we also learn more about the future prices. For the Pixel 8, that means bad news: its price is going up by $100 compared to last year's Pixel 7. For $699, you now get a screen with a higher screen refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
The Pixel 8 Pro retains its starting price of $899. Here, a variable screen refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz and a considerably sharper 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera is new. Of course, on Oct. 4, we'd love to hear from Google what justifies the price hike for the Pixel 8. That's when the Made By Google event is scheduled.