Shortly after uploading a video showing the products that Google is announcing on October 4, they have now uploaded a slightly longer video showing a peak at the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
This is a 24 second long video, so still not super long. But one thing that you’ll notice here is that the Pixel 8 Pro is matte. That’s something that people have been begging for, for quite some time now. The glossy finish looks great at first, but gets fingerprinted up pretty quickly, and scratched very easily.
The Pixel 8 Pro we know is coming in three colors: Licorice, Sky Blue and Porcelain. The colors of the regular Pixel 8 are a bit of a mystery, but this teaser shows a sort of salmon color for the phone.
As expected, the Pixel 8 is sticking with two cameras, while the Pixel 8 Pro is sticking with three cameras. Just as we’ve seen on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series in the past couple of years. The main difference being telephoto on the Pixel 8 Pro. Both devices are coming with the new temperature sensor too.
Google confirms an October 4 pre-order
Throughout this video, Google confirms at the bottom of the screen that pre-orders will begin on October 4. Now that is not a huge surprise, seeing as Google does typically start pre-orders the same day as the announcement. Usually an hour or so after the event, pre-orders open up. Though there’s no confirmation on when they will ship. Likely within two weeks, though.
It’s a bit surprising that Google is doing these videos now, versus in a week or two, after the iPhone 15 has been announced. Typically, Google and other companies don’t even try to take hype away from Apple with the iPhone announcement, but that’s not the case this year. It seems like Google is very confident in its Pixel 8 series this year, which is a great thing.
Google has also created a landing page for the Pixel 8 series on the Google Store. With more images and information on the Pixel 8.