Google shares Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro preview

The timing is a little questionable, especially considering Made by Google is still far away, but the company is already showing off the next generation of Pixel phones.

Google has shared an official preview of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro ahead of next month's Made by Google event.

The company uploaded a short 23-second clip on YouTube that shows off the two phones from almost every angle. Meanwhile, the company has launched a new dedicated landing page on the Google Store, which happens to include photos of the Pixel Watch 2.

After a plethora of leaks, including some self-inflicted, the video confirms some pre-release information that has been floating around the internet for months. For example, we now know for sure that Google will at least offer the Pixel 8 Pro in a "porcelain" colorway. Additionally, the video appears to confirm that the Pixel 8 will feature a smaller display than the 6.3-inch display on the Pixel 7.

The video doesn't show the front of the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro, so there's no confirmation, at least for now, on whether the company's new flagship will feature a flat display as often rumored. in recent weeks. Google also didn't provide details about the internals of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, but it did share an interesting clue. "Meet the new Pixel phones, featuring the most advanced Pixel camera ever and Google AI to help you do more, faster," the company wrote on its storefront.

Google is no stranger to releasing new devices before their official launch dates. Back in 2019, as leaked information about the phone continued to circulate online, the company took the unprecedented step of showing off the Pixel 4 on X (formerly Twitter) ahead of launch. The timing of the disclosure is notable for several reasons. Google is still nearly a month away from announcing its full fall 2023 hardware lineup on October 4. What's more, the video comes less than a week before Apple launches its latest iPhone.