In brief, it’s safe to say the Google Pixel 8 flagship smartphone is a great buy
The Google Pixel 8 flagship smartphone was just announced during the Made by Google livestream event, which showcased the 8, 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2. The tech giant describes their new smartphone lineup as “built with AI at the center”, for a more curated experience for the user.
With softer edges and a metallic finish, the Google Pixel 8 flagship smartphones bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors. However, because of the Tensor G3 processor’s AI features, developers have included a few additional functions.
One of the functions is a time-saving tool that extracts the most important information from webpages and utilizes AI to create summaries. In order to give users the option to listen to articles on the move, it can also translate websites and read aloud. With the use of AI, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro’’s speech-to-text recognition method has been updated, leading to more accurate transcripts in a variety of languages.
The company also claims that AI, which does more than just screen out unwanted spam calls, actually answers the phone, which has resulted in a 50% decrease in spam calls. According to Google’s feature description, “It will silently answer calls from unknown numbers with a more natural-sounding voice to engage the caller.” Yes, this is probably going to be our favorite feature.
Additional enhancements for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro include a lighter phone overall with a brighter screen and a higher display refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The 8 Pro has upgraded cameras on every model, along with new controls that let users change ISO, shutter speed, and other settings.
Prices for the 8 and 8 Pro will start at $699 and $999, respectively and will launch on October 12.