Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 Pro may have a redesigned camera bar and a flat display, according to new renders of the unannounced device from OnLeaks and Smartprix. Similar renders have also been published of the non-Pro Pixel 8 by MySmartPrice, also in collaboration with OnLeaks.
The most noticeable change to the Pixel 8 Pro’s camera bar is that all three cameras will be visible in one big oval cutout instead of being partially separated like they are on the Pixel 7 Pro. Per the renders, the 8 Pro’s camera bar will also have a mysterious new sensor under the flash. Smartprix speculates that the sensor could be a macro or depth sensor but says that its “specific function remains unknown.” The Pixel 8’s dual-camera setup, meanwhile, appears similar to that the one seen on the Pixel 7, with no obvious sign of the extra sensor.
As for the Pixel 8 Pro’s screen, it appears it will be flat — the Pixel 7 Pro’s screen was slightly curved on the sides — and Smartprix reports it will be a 6.52-inch display with a hole-punch selfie camera. It also seems that the 8 Pro’s corners will be more rounded than the 7 Pro’s, which I personally think looks nice. The Pixel 8’s screen is reportedly smaller at 5.8 inches.
You can see more images of the Pixel 8 Pro in Smartprix’s article, and of the Pixel 8 in MySmartPrice’s writeup. OnLeaks and Smartprix also put together a short video of the Pixel 8 Pro renders, which you can see below.
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But we may not have to wait too much longer to learn if these renders represent the real deal. Google teased the design of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro at Google I/O 2022, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that the company reveals the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro at I/O 2023 on May 10th.
The Pixel 8 lineup may not be the only phones we see at the show. Somebody already got their hands on the currently unannounced Pixel 7A, and since Google officially revealed the Pixel 6A at I/O 2022, perhaps we’ll see the 7A at I/O 2023, too. And the Google Fold is reportedly launching sometime in June, which makes a May reveal at I/O seem possible, too.
Update March 15th, 8:37AM ET: Updated to add non-Pro Pixel 8 renders.