Later this year, Google will launch its latest flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Before its launch, the number of leaks and teasers about the smartphone increased, giving us a fairly good idea of what the device will include. Google Pixel 8 series smartphones have been teased as being able to support external displays, potentially making them desktop replacements on their own.

According to Android Authority, the feature will be enabled by a default feature of USB-C ports – the ability to transmit massive amounts of data. In this way, they can be used in a wide range of settings, the most common of which is Thunderbolt accessory connectivity, and DisplayPort for output to an external display (and potentially a larger one).

In a follow-up analysis, Android Authority analyzed Google’s code to find ample evidence that such a feature is likely to be added to a future device, thus indicating that Google is likely to launch such a feature. With the Google Pixel 8 series as the most immediate upcoming device, such a feature is likely to be included.