There’s no word on when the Google Pixel 8 will be released, although numbered flagship phones normally arrive around October of their release year.

Except for the Pixel 5, which was presented on September 30, 2020 (so, practically October) and didn’t arrive until October, every Pixel model outside the A line was introduced in October.

More precision is complex because the dates in October have changed. Still, the Pixel 8 is anticipated to be announced in early to mid-October 2023 and then ship in mid-to-late October, possibly a week after the announcement.

Although the price of the Google Pixel 8 is unknown, that of the Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro indicates that Google may continue to charge the same for one more calendar year.

In that situation, the Pixel 8 will cost $599, while the Pixel 8 Pro costs $899. However, we wouldn’t be shocked if Google raised the price barely, significantly, because the versions current undercut significant competitors such as the iPhone.

The Google Pixel 8: News and Updates

The Google Pixel 8
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We have not heard much about the Google Pixel 8, even though there have been a few leaks. For one thing, there are claims that the Tensor 3 chipset that will power the phone is already in the works and will once more be manufactured by Samsung. However, no word on how much more effective this will be than the Tensor G2 found in the Pixel 7.

We already know that the Pixel 8 will be capable of satellite communication, just like the iPhone 14. However, according to Hiroshi Lockheimer (Senior Vice President of Android), support for this will arrive with Android 14. So the Pixel 8 will possibly arrive. it is going to be the first Google phone to provide it.

Finally, there’s evidence of a surprise Pixel phone in the works, which could be the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro based on leaked specs. 9to5 Google discovered this evidence (opens in new tab) in publicly available Android Open Source Project code, which points to a phone with a 1440 x 3120 120Hz screen, a Tensor chipset, and dimensions of 155 x 71mm.

Those screen features are consistent with existing Pro versions. Still, the proportions align with the ordinary Pixel 8, which suggests that an improvement in resolution and refresh rate is in the works for the standard model.