4 Reasons to Wait for the Pixel 8 & 3 Reasons Not To
If you’ll be in the market for a new smartphone in 2023, there are some great reasons to think about waiting for Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Google’s reportedly working on a pair of successors for its current flagships, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. We’ve already seen numerous leaks and reports highlight potential Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro features.
We’ve heard about a smaller Pixel 8 display size, a brand new processor, and some changes to the overall design of the company’s flagship phones.
The device’s won’t arrive on shelves tomorrow and we’ve got several months to go before Google officially announces, and releases, them.
That being said, if you’re hunting for a new device, and a new Android device in particular, you might want to hang around and wait for the company’s inevitable announcement.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. We’ll also go over some reasons why you might want to buy a completely different device long before Google makes these devices official.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are still in development behind the scenes so we’ll regularly update this guide as we approach their release date later on this year.
Wait for a Smaller Pixel Display
One of the more interesting Pixel 8 rumors we've seen revolves around a new display size for the Pixel 8 variant.
While the Pixel 8 Pro will likely keep a large 6.7-inch display like its predecessor the Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel 8's screen may be smaller than the Pixel 7's.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 both employ a 6.32-inch display. According to display analyst Ross Young, the Pixel 8 could sport a 6.16-inch OLED screen.
This is extremely interesting because most high-performance Android devices utilize massive displays. If Google decides to shrink the Pixel 8's screen and design, it would appeal to those who want a lot of firepower, but don't necessarily want to carry around a big phone in their pocket.
If you've been looking for a smaller flagship Android device, and you aren't impressed with the options on the market right now, you may want to consider waiting.