Google’s response to Apple’s September 12 launch event announcement came at the end of last month when they confirmed that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro would be officially revealed on October 4th. This will take place in New York City during Google’s Made by Google event, a date that had already been anticipated due to leaks and historical announcement trends.
Two video teasers and a recently launched Google Store landing page provide an initial glimpse of the forthcoming Pixel 8 lineup, showcasing the already-revealed “porcelain” 8 Pro and introducing a fresh pink color option for the smaller phone. Despite the company refraining from its previous practice of early announcements, the latest teaser offers an authentic preview of the Pixel 8, Pixel Watch 2, and a coordinating color option for the Pixel Buds Pro.
Approximately just an hour later, Google released another ‘teaser’ video, which hardly qualifies as a teaser; it essentially provides a complete product reveal in just 23 seconds.
Google’s shared videos illustrate the significant size difference between the Pixel 8 and the 8 Pro. While rumors suggest the Pixel 8 Pro will maintain its predecessor’s 6.7-inch display size, the standard Pixel 8 may feature a smaller 6.17-inch display (compared to the Pixel 7’s 6.3 inches), making it a more hand-friendly option.
In its teaser, Google also gave a brief glimpse of the Pixel Buds, hinting that these earbuds will be part of the lineup at its hardware-centric event.
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