Google’s Oops Moment: Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2 Leaked Online

Well, it looks like Google messed up by accidentally leaking its upcoming Google Pixel 8 Pro. And get this, the leak happened on Google’s official website! Let’s talk about timing: it all happened on the same day that Apple revealed the release date for its iPhone 15 series. That’s what I call a technological coincidence!

The journalist Mishaal Rahman was the first to see the marketing images of the Pixel 8 Pro in the official Google store, specifically on the subscription page. And if you squint a bit, you can even see what looks like a smartwatch in the image. It is rumored that it could be the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Google removed the image pretty quickly, but not before some internet sleuths took its screenshots and started sharing them online. The phone appears to sport a white, or as they call it, “porcelain” finish with a glossy glass back. It also features a camera island strip that has a metallic sheen across the top, which seems to match previously leaked renderings that show the phone in an obsidian black colour.

What really stands out this time seems to be the unique oval, almost cyclops-like lens cutout on the new Pixel 8 Pro. It’s a departure from the pill-and-hole design we saw on last year’s Google Pixel 7 Pro. Other than that, the rest of the phone has a familiar look, with its glass-sandwich design and those rounded corners we’ve come to expect.

The Pixel 8 Pro is currently being developed under the code name “husky” and will make its grand entrance this fall. Mark your calendars for October 4, when Google is expected to officially unveil the phone. That said, don’t be surprised if Google gives us some sneak peeks at the device and its cool new features before the big event. After all, the company has been pestering us with early reveals for a couple of years now, so it’s entirely possible that the Pixel 8 Pro will get the same teaser treatment.

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Word on the street is that the Pixel 8 Pro will feature a massive 6.7-inch OLED display and will be powered by Google’s third-generation Tensor G silicon chip. Interestingly, this chip will be based on the same cutting-edge 3nm process as Apple’s upcoming A17 Bionic chip for the iPhone 15 Pro.

Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2

But it’s not just about what’s under the hood. The camera is also getting some TLC. The ultra-wide angle lens will reportedly increase to a 64-megapixel sensor. Additionally, we’ve heard rumors of some additional sensors coming our way, including an improved time-of-flight sensor and even a thermal sensor, both of which appear to be located just below the LED flash.

Changing topics to the rumored Pixel Watch 2 that also made a cameo appearance in the leaked image, it appears to have a slimmer design. The band appears more creamy than white and the rotating crown has a slightly different vibe. Of course, we need to take this with a grain of salt, as camera angles and lighting can be misleading.

Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2 leaked

If I had to make an educated guess, I’d say that Google might stick with a similar design to the original Pixel Watch for this second iteration. The first one got a lot of attention, although the overall user experience could have been better.

Since Google has a knack for accidental leaks (or maybe they’re intentional, who knows?), it won’t be long before we get more concrete details on the Pixel 8 series and Pixel Watch 2. So keep checking back. Open eyes. Peeled for more info coming soon!

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