Google officially unveiled its latest phones, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, at a launch event in New York on Wednesday.
The Pixel 8 Pro’s 6.7-inch display is the same size as that of the Pixel 7 Pro, while the regular model has been made ever so slightly smaller.
Improvements have been made to the phones’ displays and cameras, and will come pre-loaded with the latest Android 14 operating system.
Here’s everything you need to know about Google’s new handsets.
When does the Google Pixel 8 come out?
The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are both available to pre-order now from the Google Store.
They will then go on sale from Thursday 12 October, which is also when pre-orders will ship.
How much will the Pixel 8 cost?
The Pixel 8 starts from £699, while the Pixel 8 Pro will cost a minimum of £999.
The standard version has 128GB of storage, which can be doubled to 256GB if you go for the £759 option.
The Pixel 8 Pro will cost you £1,059 for 256GB of storage, and £1,179 for 512GB.
Google is currently offering either a free set of Pixel Buds Pro or £199 off the Pixel Watch 2 when you pre-order one of the new phones.
What are the new features?
Both phones come with improved screens that users will still be able to see in direct sunlight. They have also transitioned from a curved to a flat display.
The Pixel 8 Pro has a 50MP wide lens, a 48MP ultrawide lens with macro focus, and a 48MP camera with a 5x telephoto lens.
The standard version, meanwhile, has a 50MP wide rear camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens with macro focus.
Both models are powered by Google’s new Tensor G3 chip, with 8GB of RAM for the Pixel 8 and 12GB for the Pro model. Both have also had their display refresh rate bumped up to 120Hz from 90Hz.
There are three colours for the Pixel 8: rose, hazel and obsidian. The Pro also comes in three colours: porcelain, obsidian and bay, which is similar to a sky blue.
The Pro comes with a temperature sensor, which Google says can be used to check things like a cup of coffee before you drink it, or a wall before doing building work.