December 7, 2023

The iPhone 15 is coming subsequent week, and analysts anticipate sturdy gross sales that can assist Apple climate the financial storm whereas everybody else suffers. There’s even a situation the place Apple might change into the world’s prime smartphone vendor of the yr, displacing Samsung from the highest spot it has held onto for years.

That’s what I take into consideration each time I see Google leak the Pixel 8 Professional once more. At this level, these leaks can’t be unintended. With the Pixel 8 occasion set for October 4th, lengthy after tens of hundreds of thousands of consumers have bought an iPhone 15, it’s unlikely to place a dent in Apple’s gross sales.

However Google should really need you to see the Pixel 8 telephones proper now. In any case, Google simply kicked off an anti-iPhone 15 advert marketing campaign that already mocks Apple’s late change to USB-C.

The Pixel 8 Professional is the very best Pixel telephone Google could make this yr, and it’s a direct competitor to the iPhone 15 Professional Max. On paper, at the very least. It’s additionally a telephone that appeared in quite a few leaks up to now this yr, to the purpose the place we predict we already know every thing about it.

However up to now few days, we noticed a few Pixel 8 Professional leaks that come straight from Google. First, the Pixel 8 Professional appeared on Google’s Retailer web site in what appeared like an harmless mistake. Google may need by chance uploaded a Pixel 8 Professional picture as a substitute of one thing older. Even again then, I mentioned the timing of the leak would possibly point out an intentional advertising and marketing ploy.

A number of days later, Google posted a full 360-degree preview of the Pixel 8 Professional that Android lovers rapidly discovered. Mishaal Rahman is certainly one of them, as seen above.

It wasn’t that rigorously hidden, to start with. All it’s essential to do to search out it’s sort the Pixel 8 Professional identify within the URL of Google’s Pixel 360-degree simulators, and also you’ll get entry to it.

Google has since eliminated the imagery, however the harm has been achieved. Effectively, “harm” is a bit a lot, no matter whether or not or not Google is doing this deliberately. Even when it’s nonetheless an accident, it’s not just like the Pixel 8 was a well-kept secret till now. Consistent with Pixel custom, every thing in regards to the telephone has already leaked.

The brand new leak confirms the Pixel 8 Professional colours: Licorice, Porcelain, and SkyLicorice, Porcelain, and Sky. That’s on prime of confirming the leaked Pixel 8 Professional design. Furthermore, the 360-degree preview reveals the Pixel 8 telephones will include a SIM slot, which implies Google isn’t going eSIM-only like Apple.

Furthermore, the Pixel 8 Professional preview confirms that the telephone includes a rear-facing temperature sensor. Pixel followers might recall a earlier leak from Google, a video that popped up in Might exhibiting how the temperature sensor will work.

The Pixel 8 preview web page may not work for now, nevertheless it’ll most likely be up by October 4th.