Meet Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, engineered by Google and built with AI at the centre for a more helpful and personal experience. These phones are packed with first-of-their-kind features, all powered by Google Tensor G3. And they’ll get seven years of software updates, including Android OS upgrades, security updates and regular Feature Drops. Take a closer look at the new phones — everything from the beautiful design and new sensors to updated cameras.
A polished look made for your everyday
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are elegantly designed with softer silhouettes, beautiful metal finishes and recycled materials.
Pixel 8, with its contoured edges and smaller size than Pixel 7, feels great in your hand. It has a 6.2-inch Actua display, which gives you real-world clarity and is 42% brighter than Pixel 7’s display. Pixel 8 features satin metal finishes, a polished glass back and comes in Rose, Hazel and Obsidian.
Pixel 8 Pro’s 6.7-inch Super Actua display features our brightest display yet. So even in direct sunlight, you’ll love how true-to-life your ultra HDR images look. It also has a matte glass back with a polished aluminium frame and comes in three colours: Porcelain, Bay and Obsidian.
And on the back of the Pixel 8 Pro, a new object temperature sensor lets you quickly scan an object to get its temperature. Use it to check if your pan is hot enough to start cooking or if the milk in your baby’s bottle is at the right temperature.
More camera improvements
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro feature powerful, upgraded camera systems for stunning photo and video quality, plus game-changing editing tools.
Every camera on the Pixel 8 Pro has been upgraded, starting with the main camera that captures better photos and videos in low-light settings. The bigger ultrawide lens delivers even better Macro Focus, the telephoto lens captures 56% more light than Pixel 7 Pro and takes 10x photos at optical quality, and the front-facing camera now has autofocus for the best selfies on a Pixel phone.
And Pixel 8 has the same updated main camera, plus a new ultrawide lens that enables Macro Focus.
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The camera app has an intuitive, redesigned interface, letting you quickly find and capture content in your favourite photo and video modes. And for Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll have access to Pro Controls, giving you more creative control of the Pixel Camera with settings like shutter speed, ISO, 50 MP photos throughout the zoom range and more.
We’ve all been in that situation where you have the perfect group photo, but someone isn’t looking at the camera. Best Take (1) uses the photos you did take to get the photo you thought you took. To make that happen, an on-device algorithm creates a blended image from a series of photos to get everyone’s best look.
Magic Editor in Google Photos is a new experimental editing experience that uses generative AI to help you bring your photos in line with the essence of the moment you were trying to capture. You can reposition and resize subjects or use presets to make the background pop — all with just a few taps.
Audio Magic Eraser (2) lets you easily reduce distracting sounds in your video, like howling winds or noisy crowds. This first-of-its-kind computational audio capability uses advanced machine learning models to sort sounds into distinct layers so you can control their levels.
Later this year, Pixel 8 Pro will get Video Boost, which pairs Tensor G3 with our powerful data centres to apply cutting-edge processing to your videos. It adjusts colour, lighting, stabilisation and graininess, and the result is stunning videos that look true to life. Video Boost also enables Night Sight Video on Pixel for better low-light smartphone video quality.
Features to help you save time and get things done
With speech recognition and language understanding models, you can use your voice to quickly type, edit, and send messages, now in multiple languages seamlessly. And your Pixel can even read aloud and translate webpages for you so you can listen to articles on the go. (3)
Pixel is even better at understanding the nuances of human speech, so you can talk to it more naturally to get things done. If you take a pause or say “um,” it will wait until you’re done before responding. Use your voice to quickly type, edit and send messages, even if you speak multiple languages. (4)
Phone calls are easier with Pixel Call Assist, a set of features that helps with everything from making calls to avoiding spammers, including Call Screen, Hold for Me and more. With Call Screen, Google Assistant can answer unknown numbers and find out who's calling and why – so you can decide whether to pick up.
7 years of updates to keep you and your personal information secure
Google Tensor G3 works with the Titan M2 security chip to protect personal information and make your Pixel more resilient to sophisticated attacks. And now, Face Unlock on Pixel 8 meets the highest Android biometric class, allowing you to access compatible banking and payment apps like Google Wallet.
With Pixel, you receive exclusive features and updates that keep your phone getting better over time. For the first time, we’re providing seven years of software support for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro — including OS upgrades, security updates and regular Feature Drops. (5)
Pre-order Pixel 8 today or get it on shelf from October 12 starting at $1199 and Pixel 8 Pro from $1699 at the Google Store, Telstra, JB HI-FI, Optus, Vodafone, Officeworks and Harvey Norman. Both devices, plus cases, will be available at the Google Store and through our partners beginning October 12.
- 1, 2 - Requires Google Photos app.
- 3, 4 - Available in U.S. English only.
- 5 - Security updates for at least 7 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store. See g.co/pixel/updates for details.