November 30, 2023

Apple introduced the iPhone 15 occasion on Tuesday, confirming experiences that the subsequent iPhone keynote will occur on September twelfth. For some purpose, Google leaked the Pixel 8 Professional on its web site inside just a few hours.

It would merely be an unlucky incident that matches the Pixel profile. Google’s telephones at all times get leaked completely earlier than their official launch occasions. Typically, Google has to pre-announce its new Pixel telephones. That’s how unhealthy leaks are.

However perhaps Google determined to go for this advertising and marketing trick exactly due to Apple’s announcement, considering it would steal some consideration from the iPhone 15.

Regardless of the case, we’re speaking concerning the Pixel 8 Professional, which simply leaked on Google’s personal web site. And it’ll remind consumers that Google plans to unveil the Pixel 8 collection in mid-October. Furthermore, the Pixel 8 Professional will likely be Google’s primary weapon towards the iPhone 15 Professional Max.

Make no mistake, the handset within the picture that Google shared on its Google Subscriptions & Providers web page is certainly a Pixel 8 Professional mannequin. The alt textual content on the web page says the picture exhibits “an individual takes a name on a Pixel 8 Professional cellphone in Porcelain.”

Might that particular person even be carrying the brand new Pixel Watch 2? That’s unclear on the time of this writing.

Android followers who’re into Pixel telephones most likely observed the similarities between the handset within the picture above and all of the Pixel 8 leaks. Sure, the Pixel 8 Professional appears to be like just like the handset within the numerous renders that popped on-line prior to now few months. And sure, the Pixel 8 won’t be an enormous improve over its predecessor.

Curiously, Google didn’t tease the Pixel 8 fashions at I/O 2023 earlier this yr. That occasion was all about AI merchandise that rival ChatGPT and some different Pixel {hardware} bulletins. A yr earlier, Google confirmed off the Pixel 7 fashions throughout the identical occasion.

On that be aware, if this was an intentional stunt from Google to draw some consideration, the Pixel 8 Professional is hardly going to be a worthy iPhone 15 Professional Max rival.

It’s not that the latter will ship an enormous improve over its predecessor. It’s that Apple’s iPhones generate far more buzz than even the preferred Android smartphones, not to mention Pixels.

Of be aware, Apple’s new iPhone 15 collection will characteristic a a lot better processor than the Pixel 8 Professional’s new Tensor chip. The A17 Bionic received’t simply be sooner, it’ll be extra environment friendly, too, being the one 3nm chip within the trade for not less than a yr.

Nonetheless, the Pixel 8 Professional ought to be a stable improve in case you’re within the Android camp and personal an older machine. The handset ought to characteristic a greater digital camera system, in addition to just a few neat software program tips. Pixel 8 fashions ought to ship a brand new method of answering notifications. Additionally, we’re in for a brand new Audio Magic Eraser characteristic and a device that fixes blurry movies.

With greater than a month to go till the Pixel 8 launch occasion, I count on to see much more leaks that includes Google’s next-gen flagships. It’s seemingly that we’ll be taught all the pieces about them, together with the worth factors and launch date.