On the heels of several other spec leaks, yet another Pixel 8 leak today offers new details about Google’s upcoming smartphones, this time including details about both devices’ displays.
According to Kamila Wojciechowska, Android permissions, Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are set to have smaller displays. The Pixel 8 appears to be sized at 6.17 inches, up from its previous 6.31 inches. This time, the smaller device will also eventually adopt a 120Hz refresh rate, but the resolution will remain his FHD+ (2400×1080).
Even the Pixel 8 Pro will shrink in size, but no one will notice. The display size remains at 6.7 inches, but the panel width is reduced by just 1 millimeter. Both phones seem to get a drastic change to the screen corners, perhaps as a result of the Pro adopting a flatter glass cover.
Interestingly, however, the Pixel 8 Pro notices a slight drop in resolution, dropping from 3120×1440 on the Pixel 6 Pro and 7 Pro to 2992×1344. This also reduces the pixels per inch from 512 to 490. However, as a good tradeoff, the Pro seems to have a better refresh rate. The phone appears to support more refresh rate modes, from 5Hz, 10Hz, 30Hz and 60Hz to 120Hz. Pixel 8, on the other hand, supports 10Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz, and 120Hz.
Perhaps the most welcomed upgrade is brightness. The Pixel 8 has a top speed of 1,400 nits, while the Pixel 8 Pro appears to have a top speed of 1,600 nits. This is up from the Pixel 7 generation’s 1,000 nits in the same scenario with HDR. However, these values are taken from your code and not actual measurements. Google rated the Pixel 7 Pro with a peak brightness of 1,500 nits.
The Pixel 8 series is expected to arrive later this year.
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