It’s almost time for Google Pixel 8, the successor to Pixel 7. Several leaks have led us to believe the Pixel 8 will launch around the end of October 2023. The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro renders have leaked online as the launch date approaches.

Mishaal Rahman noticed the SIM tray was missing in the renders published by OnLeaks. The previous renders published by OnLeaks, for example, showed the SIM card slots on the left side of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7. It might be eSIM only, at least in some regions. eSIM is mainly used on iPhones in the US market. We should take this information with a grain of salt, Rahman says because the renders could be off.

Za_Raczke also found the SIM tray on the left side of the device in another post.

Pixel 8 Pro:

The new Google Pixel 8 Pro will sport 6.7 inches QHD+ (2992 × 1344p) 120Hz refresh rate LTPO Samsung OLED flat punch-hole display. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection & also gets HDR10+ support.

The new Google Pixel 8 Pro is powered by the new Tensor G3 SoC which comes with a Titan M2 security chip. It is coupled with 12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options.

Google Pixel 8 Pro features triple-rear cameras with a 50MP Samsung GN2 sensor with f/1.85 aperture & OIS. It is coupled with a 64MP Sony IMX787 ultra-wide shooter, 48MP GM5 telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, and LED flash. The Pixel 8 can shoot 4K videos at 60fps. The Pixel 8 Pro will feature an 11MP selfie shooter with a 4K video recording feature. There is also a temperature sensor this time.

The new Pixel 8 Pro will also feature IP68-rated dust and water resistance and also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also comes with Stereo speakers.

Although the Google Pixel 8 Pro will have a larger battery than its predecessor – 4,900 mAh & comes with 27W fast wired charging and 23W/12W wireless charging support. It runs on the latest Android 14 OS out of the box.

The connectivity option includes Dual SIM, Wifi-7, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.2LE, USB Type-C port, NFC, Dual SIM with 4G LTE, 5G with mmWave support.