Google’s Pixel 8 range is warming up along the sidelines but ahead of its imminent debut, leaks keep giving us new information about the two handsets. The latest is that Google will equip the devices with larger batteries and faster charging.
A report by Android Authority that has cited a Google insider says that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will offer 24W and 27W fast wired charging, respectively. That’s not a very big bump over their predecessors but it’s an increase nonetheless.
The same story repeats itself in the battery department. The Pixel 8 will apparently go for a 4485mAh battery instead of its predecessor’s 4270mAh unit, whereas the Pro model will gain a 4950mAh battery, which is not much different from the Pixel 7 Pro’s 4926mAh unit.
There will be no changes in the wireless charging arrangements for the handsets. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will retain their 20W and 23W wireless charging speeds, respectively. And those are the speeds of Google’s proprietary wireless chargers, with other units charging the devices at 12W.
The Google Pixel 8 range is also set to mark the debut of the Tensor G3 chip so you can expect some battery life improvements as well. It’s being said that brand-new displays will make their way into these phones.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are also expected to arrive around October. We’ll keep you posted with all the information about the upcoming Google smartphones.