December 7, 2023

The iPhone 14 was the primary iPhone on the earth to ship with out a SIM slot. However Apple restricted the design change to the US market. The long run is eSIM, and the change to eSIM-only iPhones has been slightly frictionless. There are instances the place some customers may fear in regards to the lack of ability to pop a bodily SIM into the iPhone. They’re principally about touring to different international locations the place eSIM assist won’t be available.

Because the transition went so properly, it’s doubtless that different manufacturers would observe, with Google’s Pixel 8 collection being one potential candidate to duplicate Apple’s large iPhone change. Nonetheless, Pixel followers needn’t fear, not less than not for another 12 months. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional will ship with bodily SIMs. However the extra intriguing piece of a brand new report about Evening Sight mode coming to video on the Pixel 8 collection.

After experiences claimed that the Pixel 8 telephones would copy the iPhone 14’s eSIM-only design, 9to5Google dispelled the rumors. The weblog cites sources which have knowledgeable them that the Pixel 8 telephones will include built-in slots for bodily SIMs.

I’d enterprise a guess that Google will finally copy Apple’s transfer concerning eSIM adoption. That’s what Google’s technique has been with the Pixel thus far: observe in Apple’s footsteps. Nonetheless, I additionally assume Pixel gross sales aren’t significant sufficient to warrant the design change.

As a reminder, the US-bound iPhone 14 fashions have a bit of plastic inside as an alternative of the SIM slot. Which means Apple has totally different manufacturing strains for the 2 forms of iPhones. Google must replicate that as properly. And it won’t make sense to fabricate totally different Pixel 8 designs if the economies of scale aren’t in your favor.

To not point out that protecting bodily SIMs round may win Google just a few clients who aren’t loyal to iPhones and wish the flexibility to swap SIMs with ease.

Google’s Pixel 7 Professional digicam. Picture supply: Christian de Looper for BGR

A good higher promoting level for the Pixel 8 collection is Evening Sight video assist. The identical weblog has realized that the Pixel 8 Professional will assist higher low-light video recording, which is thrilling.

You could recall that Google Pixels’ Evening Sight images mode put strain on Apple, Samsung, and everybody else to ship higher low-light images. Evening Sight for video may do the identical factor. This might be a killer characteristic to have. Not essentially for taking pictures movies at evening however for capturing them in any low-light environments.

It’s unclear why the characteristic can be restricted to the Pixel 8 Professional, nonetheless. It might need one thing to do with the cameras, however that’s simply hypothesis. 9to5Google doesn’t provide any particulars about how Evening Sight for movies may work. However the weblog reminds us that Google has been upgrading Evening Sight images lately, due to Google’s introduction of its customized Tensor chips.

The Pixel 8 collection ought to characteristic third-gen Tensor processors. The chips may characteristic higher picture sign processors (ISPs) that may deal with a Evening Sight video mode.

We’ll be taught every little thing in regards to the new Pixel 8 telephones in simply over a month, as Google scheduled its fall launch occasion on October 4th.