Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 pro Introduce a Stunning Mint Green Color Variant

Google has introduced a new mint color variant for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. The official teaser reveals the mint green color option, adding a fresh and vibrant choice for users. This new color variant comes alongside the existing options for these devices. The mint color is expected to be available in the US starting from January 25th.

Google Pixel 8 Pro Specifications

The Google Pixel 8 Pro, launched in a captivating Mint Green color variant, boasts a stunning design and impressive features. The device introduces a “Super Actua” display, a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED screen offering a resolution of 1344 x 2992 pixels with an adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1 to 120Hz. Explore more interesting features in specification table below.

CategorySpecification
Release DateOctober 12
Starting Price$999
Storage Options– 128GB: $999, 256GB: $1,059, 512GB: $1,119, 1TB: $1,219
Pre-order BonusFree Pixel Watch 2 for pre-orders before release day
ColorsObsidian, Porcelain, Bay (Blue)
Official CasesObsidian, Porcelain, Bay, Coral, Mint
Dimensions6.4 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches
Weight7.5 ounces
BuildPolished aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 front and back, matte finish on the back
Display Type6.7-inch LTPO OLED
Display FeaturesSuper Actua display, Adaptive Refresh Rate (1-120Hz)
Resolution1244 x 2992
Brightness– HDR: 1,600 nits, Peak: Up to 2,400 nits
Flat ScreenDeparture from curved edge displays of previous Pro Pixels
Rear Cameras– 50MP main camera, 48MP ultrawide camera, 48MP telephoto lens (5x optical zoom)
Front Camera10.5MP selfie camera
Camera FeaturesSuper Res Zoom (up to 30x), Ultra HDR, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Motion Mode, Astrophotography, Video Boost, Night Sight video, Macro Focus, Audio Magic Eraser
ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3
SecurityTitan M2 security coprocessor
RAM12GB
Battery Capacity4,950 mAh
Battery LifeClaimed “Beyond 24-hour” life, extendable to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver
Charging– 30W recharging speeds (50% recharge in 30 minutes)
Wireless Charging– 23W with Pixel Stand 2, – 12W with other Qi wireless chargers (supports original Qi standard)
Operating SystemAndroid 14
Software SupportExtended to 7 years of full Android updates and 5 years of security updates
Additional FeaturesLossless USB Audio (to be activated in a future software update), Pixel Watch 2 Offer (free for pre-orders before release day)

Comparison between Pixel 8 vs Pixel 8 Pro

AspectPixel 8Pixel 8 Pro
ReleaseOctober 12, 2023October 12, 2023
Dimensions150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9 mm162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8 mm
Weight187 g213 g
BuildGorilla Glass Victus, Aluminum frameGorilla Glass Victus 2, Aluminum frame
Display TypeOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1400 nits (HBM)LTPO OLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1600 nits (HBM)
Display Size6.2 inches6.7 inches
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels1344 x 2992 pixels
ProtectionGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass Victus 2
OSAndroid 14Android 14
ChipsetGoogle Tensor G3 (4 nm)Google Tensor G3 (4 nm)
CPUNona-coreNona-core
GPUImmortalis-G715s MC10Immortalis-G715s MC10
Memory128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
Main Camera Modules50 MP, 12 MP (ultrawide)50 MP, 48 MP (telephoto), 48 MP (ultrawide)
Selfie Camera Modules10.5 MP (ultrawide)10.5 MP (ultrawide) with PDAF
Battery TypeLi-Ion 4575 mAh, non-removableLi-Ion 5050 mAh, non-removable
Charging Speed27W wired, 18W wireless30W wired, 23W wireless
SensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, thermometer, UWB support
Price$604.53 / £525.81 / €623.30$619.97 / £718.77 / €875.99

Pixel 8 pro Colors

Google introduces a refreshing array of colors for the Pixel 8 Pro. You can pick from three chic options: Obsidian, Porcelain, and Bay (blue). But that’s not all – the official Pixel 8 Pro cases, available from the Google Store, expand the color choices to include Coral and the fresh Mint. So, not only can you customize the color of your device, but you can also match it with stylish accessories.

Pre-order Perks

Google is sweetening the deal for early birds. If you pre-order the Pixel 8 Pro before it hits the shelves, you’ll snag a complimentary Pixel Watch 2. That’s a pretty tempting offer, making the Pixel 8 Pro an attractive choice for tech enthusiasts looking to be ahead of the curve.

Design Continuity and Display Innovation

Google pixel 8 pro design
Google Store

the Pro model maintains its sleek camera bar but shakes things up with a single oval-shaped camera cutout. The front keeps its familiar look but gets a significant upgrade with the introduction of the “Super Actua” display. This 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display promises a sharp resolution and an adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1 to 120Hz. Google has ditched the curved edge displays seen in previous models for a regular flat screen. The standout feature? The Super Actua display boasts impressive HDR brightness, outshining competitors like the iPhone 15 Pro Max and the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Dimensions, Build and Colors

the Pixel 8 Pro is 6.4 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches and weighs 7.5 ounces. Crafted with a polished aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on both front and back, the phone combines strength with style. The matte finish on the back glass not only looks good but also provides a better grip. And yes, the Pixel 8 Pro keeps the dual-SIM card slot, plus features like the under-display fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock.

Photography Excellence

On the back, the device features a powerful 50MP main camera with a pixel size of 1.2μm, maintaining continuity with its predecessor. The sensor size remains at 1/1.31 inches, but the aperture widens to f/1.68, allowing for better low-light performance. What’s interesting is the introduction of “2x Optical Quality,” providing a digital emulation of 2x zoom magnification, putting it in the league of the iPhone 15.

The ultrawide camera lens receives a resolution boost to 48MP, featuring a pixel width of 0.8μm, an f/1.95 aperture, and an expansive 125.5-degree field of view. This promises stunning wide-angle shots with great detail. Meanwhile, the telephoto lens, also at 48MP, has a pixel width of 0.7μm, an f/2.8 aperture, and an impressive 5x optical zoom. The Pixel 8 Pro incorporates Google’s Super Res Zoom technology, allowing for enhanced magnification up to 30x, ensuring clarity in your shots even from a distance.

Turning to the front, the device houses a 10.5MP selfie camera, featuring a pixel width of 1.2μm, an f/2.2 aperture, and a notable addition of autofocus – a new feature for the front camera. This enhancement ensures sharp and focused selfies.

Beyond just hardware, the Pixel 8 Pro’s camera system integrates a suite of software features familiar to Pixel users. This includes favorites like Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Motion Mode, and Astrophotography. Google introduces new features such as Ultra HDR, designed to capture stunning high-dynamic-range images, and Pro controls, catering to photography enthusiasts who crave finer control over their camera settings. The addition of a Magic Editor promises a more versatile editing experience.

Video capabilities are equally impressive. The Pixel 8 Pro supports 4K and 1080p video recording at up to 60FPS for both front and back cameras. Google introduces exciting new features like Video Boost, Night Sight video, Macro Focus, and the Audio Magic Eraser, enhancing the overall video recording experience. These additions showcase a commitment to providing users with a versatile and high-quality video creation tool.

Performance Powerhouse

the Pixel 8 Pro runs on the Google Tensor G3 chipset with 12GB of RAM, focusing on AI functionality and computational photography. While it may not be a raw processing powerhouse, it’s optimized for specialized functions.

Battery and Charging

the Pixel 8 Pro has a slightly smaller 4,950 mAh battery, but Google promises “Beyond 24-hour” battery life with the help of the Extreme Battery Saver feature. Charging is a breeze with 30W recharging speeds, offering a 50% recharge in just 30 minutes.

Charging sees a minor boost, with the Pixel 8 Pro supporting 30W recharging speeds. According to Google, this translates to a 50% recharge in just 30 minutes, provided you have a 30W charger with USB-PD 3.0 support. Wireless charging remains at 23W with a Pixel Stand 2 and 12W with other Qi wireless chargers, adhering to the original Qi standard due to the Qi2 specification not being finalized.

Software and Support

the Pixel 8 Pro comes with Android 14 out of the box, and Google guarantees three years of full Android updates and five years of security updates. There’s even a promise of lossless USB audio in a future software update.

Google also plans to activate lossless USB audio in the Pixel 8 Pro through a future software update. With this feature, Google aims to deliver clear and crisp audio, aligning with the audio quality expectations of discerning users.

As with any device, the true test lies in hands-on experience, and users eagerly await the opportunity to put the Pixel 8 Pro through its paces. Nevertheless, based on the information available, it’s evident that the Pixel 8 Pro stands as one of the most significant phone launches of 2023, showcasing Google’s commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering a premium smartphone experience.

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