Continuing the well-established trend of Google’s Pixel devices being among the most extensively leaked hardware, the yet-to-be-officially-announced Pixel 8 Pro has appeared on a Google Store webpage.
Pointed out by @Android_Setting on Twitter / X, the image is located on a page that promotes Google’s subscriptions and services (Pixel Pass is not included). The image depicts an individual answering a call on a Porcelain-colored Pixel 8 Pro.
While the appearance of the device aligns with the renders and images that have previously surfaced, including those from an alleged internal Google video, the authenticity of this being the phone in that specific color might still raise questions. In a positive development for accessibility, the image’s alt-text description leaves no room for doubt, stating, “A person takes a call on a Pixel 8 Pro phone in Porcelain.”
We’ll zoom in to provide you with a closer view.
The design depicted in the image aligns with the leaks, showcasing a glass oval that encloses the rear cameras, which still protrude in a bar configuration similar to recent Pixel phone models. Although the leak doesn’t provide any insight into the phone’s internal components, we’ve already gathered extensive information in that regard, spanning specifications, screen and RAM details, camera hardware specifics, and potential new software features like Video Unblur.
Considering Google’s history of hardware leaks, my colleague Sean Hollister previously detailed this phenomenon while covering a leak pertaining to the Pixel 7A prior to this year’s I/O event:
To be frank: we referred to the Pixel 4 as one of the most-leaked phones ever – and this was after several Russian-speaking bloggers had access to the Pixel 3 XL. The Nexus 4 underwent a complete review before its official announcement. Leaks regarding the Pixel 4A and Pixel 5 were abundant, and Google itself hinted at the 6A through a coloring book, not unlike how the Nexus 5 was accidentally revealed in a YouTube video. The Pixel 6 was unboxed prior to its launch, and the Pixel 6 Pro even underwent a teardown before its official release. It’s evident why Google now tends to offer early glimpses of its devices.
At this point, all that’s left is a video featuring Giannis Antetokounmpo using the device, and we’ll be fully prepared for the Pixel 8 launch event.