Google has once again unintentionally leaked details about its upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 8 Pro. This leak adds the Pixel 8 Pro to a long list of previously leaked Pixel models. The leak came through Google’s own 360-degree simulator, which allows users to view the device from multiple angles and showcases different sensors and ports through yellow dots.
The leak was initially discovered by a user named José Rubén, who then shared their findings on Twitter. Others followed suit and posted their own images taken from the simulator. This information confirms the device’s features, including a new temperature sensor and a physical SIM slot. Additionally, it reveals three available colors for the Pixel 8 Pro: blue, porcelain, and black. The home screen displayed in the simulator is similar to that of the previous Pixel 7 Pro model.
This leak also confirms the presence of a SIM card slot and validates the existence of the temperature sensor, which was previously leaked in a separate incident.
While the leak does not provide specific specifications, previous leaks have given us insight into what to expect from the Pixel 8 Pro. The smartphone is rumored to include a 50-megapixel main camera that allows for 50% more light, as well as a 64-megapixel ultrawide Sony camera. Unlike its predecessors, the Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature a flat display instead of curved ones. It is also anticipated to come with a 5,000 mAh battery and a maximum charging speed of 27W.
Google’s next launch event, set for October 4 at 10AM ET, is where the Pixel 8 Pro is expected to be officially revealed. Interestingly, the leaks occurred just before the iPhone 15 launch on September 12th, which could be seen as a coincidence or a strategic move by Google to generate excitement before Apple’s event.
Alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, the launch event may also include the unveiling of the Pixel Watch 2 and other hardware.
In conclusion, Google’s accidental leak of the Pixel 8 Pro has continued the trend of premature reveals for their Pixel smartphones. The leak, through Google’s own simulator, confirmed the device’s colors, features like the temperature sensor, and the presence of a physical SIM slot. While specific specifications were not provided, previous leaks have given us some insight into what to expect from the Pixel 8 Pro. Google’s upcoming launch event on October 4th will likely provide all the official details about the Pixel 8 Pro, as well as other anticipated hardware announcements.