Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro release date, expected price, specifications, and everything else we know so far

  • Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are set to debut globally on October 4th.
  • The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature a new temperature sensor.
  • The Pixel 8 series will be up for pre-orders in India on October 5th.

Google Pixel 8 series is set to debut globally on October 4th and will be available in India as well. The lineup is set to include two models: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. These phones will come as successors to the Pixel 7 series from last year. The latest Pixel models are expected to arrive with a Tensor G3 chipset and feature up to triple camera sensors on the back. Ahead of the launch event, here’s a quick roundup of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro’s expected price, specifications, design, and more.

Google Pixel 8 series launch date, pre-order date in India

The ‘Made by Google’ event is scheduled for October 4th at 7:30 PM IST. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube and on the Google Store website. 

The upcoming Pixel phones will be up for pre-orders in India on October 5th, which is just a day after the phones debuted globally. The new Pixel models will be available exclusively via Flipkart.

Google Pixel 8 series expected price in India

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro prices in India are unknown at the moment but global costs are recently leaked online. The Pixel 8 is tipped to start at $699 (roughly around Rs 58,097), while the Pixel 8 Pro could start at $899 (roughly around Rs 74,720).

Google Pixel 8 series design

Pixel 8
  • The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro share an almost identical design, except for the overall size and number of cameras on the rear.
  • Both phones have a centre-positioned punch-hole cutout for the selfie shooter, symmetrical bezels and flat edges.
  • The volume rocker and power buttons are on the right edge.
  • The back of the phone is where the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro differ.
  • The Pixel 8 series has a horizontal module similar to previous generation models. The standard Pixel houses a dual camera, while the Pro has triple camera sensors and an LED flash.
  • The Pixel 8 Pro could feature a temperature sensor, as per rumours.

Google Pixel 8 series colours

The Pixel 8 is expected to be available in Obsidian, Hazel and Rose colour options, while the Pixel 8 Pro will come in Obsidian, Porcelain and Bay colours.

Google Pixel 8 series specifications (expected)

Pixel 8Pixel 8 Pro

6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display with 60Hz-120Hz refresh rate

6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with 1Hz-120Hz refresh rate.
ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 with Titan M2 security coprocessorGoogle Tensor G3 with Titan M2 security coprocessor
RAM and storage

8GB LPDDR5X RAM, 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage

12GB LPDDR5X RAM, 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
OSAndroid 14Android 14
Rear Cameras
  • 50MP wide camera
  • 12MP ultrawide camera
  • 50MP wide camera
  • 48MP ultrawide camera
  • 48MP telephoto camera with Super Rez Zoom up to 30x
Front Camera10.5MP10.5MP
Battery4,575mAh battery, 27W fast charging, 18W wireless charging5,050mAh battery, 30W fast charging, 23W wireless charging
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3, NFC5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth v5.3, NFC
OthersIn-display fingerprint sensor, Face ID, IP68 ratingIn-display fingerprint sensor, Face ID, and IP68 rating