Following on from unofficial renders showing us the possible design of the Google Pixel 8 Pro, we’ve now seen the same treatment for the standard Pixel 8, and the accompanying info suggests it could be an ideal choice for fans of compact flagships.
Renowned Leak onLeaks (opens in new tab) has shared these renders – some of which you can see below – with MySmartPrice (opens in new tab)and they show a phone that at first glance looks a lot like the Google Pixel 7. It has a large metal camera visor with two lenses inside, a likely glass back (shown here in white), a metal frame and a screen with a punch hole camera inside.
So much for the Pixel 7. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that the corners are much more rounded, making it look much rounder than its square predecessor. That change is more than just aesthetic, partly because of the idea that the Pixel 8 will reportedly only have a 5.8-inch screen.
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That’s less than 6.3 inches on the Pixel 7, making for a really compact phone by modern standards. It’s rare for high-end phones to have a screen smaller than 6.1 inches, which is a size that the iPhone 14, Samsung Galaxy S23 and Sony Xperia 5 IV can all fit into.
The actual dimensions of the Google Pixel 8 are apparently 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm, with thickness rising to 12mm at the camera bar. For reference, the Pixel 7 is 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7mm, so it’s not surprising that the Pixel 8 gets both shorter and narrower.
Since the Google Pixel 8 series probably won’t arrive until October, we’d naturally take this information and these images with a grain of salt, but the source is about as solid as laymen get.
Bigger changes are apparently planned for the Pixel 8 Pro
The same source was behind a recent Pixel 8 Pro leak and the changes there sound similar but are more substantial.
This phone is also expected to have a smaller screen than its predecessor, down from 6.7 inches to around 6.52 inches, and is also expected to have more rounded corners, but with an otherwise similar design. However, it is also shown to have four rear cameras (instead of three on the Pixel 7 Pro), with the new lens believed to be a macro camera or depth sensor.
So we could see even more differences between the Pro and standard models than in previous years, making the Pixel 8 Pro more likely to be included in our best smartphones guide, while the standard Pixel 8 could well make its way into our best smartphones list. small phones.