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Pixel 8 Pro leak gives us our first look at the new design (Update)

Update: It looks like we're still getting the same screen size here.

Published onMarch 14, 2023

  • Renders of the Pixel 8 Pro have leaked online.
  • The images show a change to the camera bar, a new sensor, a flat panel, and rounded corners.
  • The leaker has since clarified the screen size.

Update: March 15, 2023 (9:35 AM ET): Pixel leaker Steve ‘OnLeaks’ Hemmerstoffer has clarified the Pixel 8 Pro’s screen size. The phone will pack a 6.7-inch display rather than a 6.52-inch panel as previously claimed.

OnLeaks Pixel 8 screen size twitter
Twitter/Steve OnLeaks Hemmerstoffer

Nevertheless, Hemmerstoffer assures followers that the overall dimensions are correct. So those hoping for a more compact Pro model might be disappointed.

Original article: March 14, 2023 (1:17 PM ET): We’re only a couple of months away from Google’s I/O event where the company will make a few announcements, which are expected to include the Pixel 8 series. However, it looks like we won’t have to wait until then to get our first look at the Pixel 8 Pro.

Well-known tipster OnLeaks, in collaboration with the outlet Smartprix, may have given us our very first look at the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro. Included in the leak are four renders and a 3D model of the handset in question. From the images, we get a pretty good look at the front, back, and sides of the device.

Codenamed Husky, according to earlier reports, it appears the Pixel 8 Pro’s most notable change is the camera bar. Instead of the lenses being separated, it looks like Google’s new design brings all three together in a single oval-shaped cutout. In another departure from the Pixel 7 Pro, it seems the Pixel 8 Pro gains an additional sensor right underneath the flash. Whether this is a depth or macro sensor, or something completely new is unknown at the moment.

Something else Google seems to be changing is the corners. Where the Pixel 6 series and Pixel 7 series both featured squared-off corners, it appears the Pixel 8 Pro will adopt rounded corners. This will have an effect on the display, causing it to be slightly smaller in overall size. The leak suggests the screen might be 6.52 inches with the phone measuring 162.6×76.5×8.7mm.

Pixel 8 Pro Leak gif

Although the phone may be curvier than previous generations, it looks like that won’t be the case for the screen at least. According to the outlet, Google may choose to completely move away from curved edges, opting for a flat panel. Including the camera bump, the phone will reportedly be about 12mm thick.

What do you think of our first look at the Pixel 8 Pro? Tell us in the comments below.

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