As the Pixel 7a warms up for its upcoming launch, leaks regarding the Pixel 8 Pro have already started streaming in. The device isn’t expected to arrive until late this year but we can see Google giving us a glimpse of it at its I/O keynote, as it did with the Pixel 7 Pro last year.
Leaked renders of the Pixel 8 Pro have been released by Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks) in collaboration with SmartPrix. They show a notable change in the design of the rear surface compared to the phone’s predecessor.
According to these renders, the camera module on the Pixel 8 Pro will fit all three cameras into a single cutout rather than having two separate ones like the Pixel 7 Pro.
That being said, there’s another significant change that’s grabbing a lot of attention. The renders point to an additional tiny cutout below the flash, which is not present on the Pixel 8 Pro’s predecessor.
The functionality of this sensor is open for interpretation at the moment. Whether it’s a separate macro sensor or a module meant for serving a completely new feature, only time will tell.
Meanwhile, it can also be observed from the renders that the Pixel 8 Pro could get more rounded corners. The leak mentions a 6.52-inch display to form part of its offerings with other design features remaining more or less the same.
The Pixel 8 Pro is likely to run on a new Tensor G3 chip, which is currently being developed by Google and Samsung. Apparently based on the unreleased Samsung Exynos 2300 processor, it will be built on a 3nm node technology.
While the Pixel 8 Pro’s release is far away from now, the same isn’t true for the Pixel 7a, which will most likely be released this May. Stay tuned for more.