Google Accidentally Leaks Details of Upcoming Pixel 8 Pro Smartphone

Google has inadvertently offered an early glimpse of the design and some key details of its next flagship smartphone: the Pixel 8 Pro. The tech giant included renders of the Pixel 8 Pro on its Pixel Simulator color picker tool, giving us a sneak peek at the handset from all angles, as first spotted by Android expert Mishaal Rahman.

An Early Reveal

While Google swiftly removed access to the Pixel 8 Pro images shortly after Rahman highlighted its presence on the Pixel Simulator, he managed to capture screenshots providing valuable insights.

Most notably, the renders showcase the Pixel 8 Pro’s polished design and confirm it will be offered in three colorways – Porcelain Grey, Blue Hazel, and Obsidian Black. A SIM card tray is also visible, suggesting eSIM compatibility rumors were inaccurate.

Additionally, the images verify the Pixel 8 Pro will come equipped with an integrated temperature sensor – a feature Google actually leaked themselves in a demo video uploaded and deleted earlier this summer.

What Else We Know

With Google’s unintended reveal corroborating several key Pixel 8 Pro rumors, excitement is building ahead of the flagship’s expected October 4 announcement at the company’s upcoming “Made by Google” launch event.

Here’s a quick rundown of other rumored Pixel 8 Pro specs and details that have surfaced so far:

  • 6.7 to 6.8-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • New Tensor G2 chipset
  • 50MP main rear camera with new sensors
  • Upgraded ultra-wide camera
  • Telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom
  • 12GB RAM
  • 128/256/512GB storage options
  • Under display selfie camera
  • Improved battery life
  • Wireless charging support

More Questions Than Answers

While Google’s slip-up gives us an early look at the Pixel 8 Pro’s polished aesthetics, many questions remain regarding the flagship’s specs, features, and capabilities.

Pricing details are also still a mystery – will the Pixel 8 Pro carry a similar price tag to the Pixel 7 Pro or will Google look to better compete with rivals Samsung and Apple in the ultra-premium category?

For now, the leaked images offer just a small glimpse, but thankfully the wait for full details is almost over. Google’s upcoming launch event will paint the complete picture and reveal if the Pixel 8 Pro has what it takes to be crowned the best Android phone of 2023.