A recent leak regarding the pricing of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones is causing confusion and questions between both the consumer community and tech industry experts alike. According to an anonymous source who provided information to the GSMArena website, the new models will be significantly more expensive compared to the previous generation smartphones.
The basic version of Google Pixel 8 with 128 GB of built-in memory will be offered at a price of 874 euros (about $940). The 256GB model will cost 949 euros (about $1,020). However, the main buzz has been around the price of the Pixel 8 Pro. The 128GB version will cost €1,235 ($1,330), while the 256GB model will cost €1,309 ($1,410). The most powerful modification with 512 GB of memory surprises with its price: 1461 euros (about 1575 dollars).
Compared to their predecessors, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which were launched in 2022, the prices of the new smartphones seem astronomically high. The Pixel 7 started at €650 and the Pixel 7 Pro at €900.
The insider also provided information on the available color options. The Pixel 8 will be available in Hazel, Obsidian, Rose and Mint colors, while the Pixel 8 Pro will be available in Bay, Obsidian, Procelian and Mint shades.
This news has caused a storm of emotions in the community of technology lovers. On the GSMArena website, the news about the sharp increase in the prices of Google Pixel 8 smartphones was called "nonsense".
According to Gadgets360.com, the smartphone will have a 6.70-inch touchscreen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1440x3120 pixels (QHD) resolution. The Google Pixel 8 Pro is expected to feature an octa-core Google Tensor processor and 12GB of RAM. It will also have support for wireless charging as well as Google's signature fast charging.
As for the cameras, according to some reports, the Google Pixel 8 Pro will have a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP primary camera, along with a 64MP and a 48MP camera. There will also be a single front-facing 11MP selfie camera.
The smartphone will also have dust and water protection (IP68).
However, it should be noted that the official announcement of Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is expected in the coming weeks, and only then will it be possible to get accurate information about the prices of the new devices. Many continue to wait for more information and hope that the prices will be lower than the leaked information.