Google Pixel 8 Pro: Everything You Need To Know
— 6 October 2023

Google Pixel 8 Pro: Everything You Need To Know

— 6 October 2023
Chris Singh
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Chris Singh

This week, Google finally announced its latest flagship series with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. And given last year’s apparent success with the Pixel 7 series, it’s looking like the tech giant is on a great path with better cameras, improved lighting, a refined AI system and a generous seven years’ worth of free OS upgrades.

Google’s new top-tier Tensor G3 chip has enabled a bunch of new features for the flagship smartphones, including the ability to summarise, read aloud and translate articles, as well as, for the Pro at least, a new temperature sensor that can be used to measure objects like walls, phones and other devices.

The regular Pixel 8 is smaller and lighter than its predecessor with a 6.2-inch OLED display featuring a 120Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the more premium Pixel 8 Pro sports a 6.7-inch OLED (also with a 120Hz refresh rate) and gets a big photography jump thanks to a third telephoto lens on the back with 5x optical zoom. Pro users can also expect a massive boost in video with Night Sight, enabled by AI.

I’ve summed up what you need to know about the Google Pixel 8 Pro specifically and when you can purchase it in Australia.


Pixel 8 Pro Release Date & Price In Australia

Pre-orders for the Pixel 8 series are available now with both models shipping from October 13th, 2023 with three storage options:

  • 128GB — $1,699
  • 256GB — $1,799
  • 512GB — $1,999

Pixel 8 Pro Colours

Google has only three finishes available for the Pixel 8 Pro:

  • Bay
  • Porcelain
  • Obsidian

Pixel 8 Pro Specs

Google has thrown a lot at the Pixel 8 Pro. On paper, it’s the company’s most impressive phone to date. And that should be no surprise, seeing as the brand would hope to capitalise on the acclaim the 7 Pro attracted last year. Will it be enough to rival Samsung and Apple? I won’t know until I go hands-on with the phone, but it’s looking promising.

Display6.7-inch OLED (120Hz refresh rate)
ProcessorTensor G3
Front Camera10.5 MP Dual PD selfie camera (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras50 MP Octa PD wide (f/1.68), 48 MP Quad PD ultrawide (f/1.95), 48 MP Quad PD telephoto (f/2.8)
Battery5,050mAh
IP RatingIP68
RAM12GB
Storage128 GB, 256 GB, 512 Gg, 1 TB
Chris Singh
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Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.

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