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Pixel 8 Release Date: Tips & Tricks



Google’s working on new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagships. If you’re interested in buying one of these devices, here are some tips that will come in handy ahead of their release date.

If you’re hunting for a new Android smartphone, and you aren’t in a hurry, you might want to hang back and wait for Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.

It’s safe to assume the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will both arrive in October. Google’s confirmed a launch event set for October 4th and we expect the release date to land shortly thereafter.

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro release date is extremely close and there are some things you might want to do to prepare for their arrival.

Track Pixel 8 Rumors

If you’re even remotely interested in buying a Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll want to keep a close eye on the rumor mill.

We’ve seen rumors hint at the devices codenames, screen sizes, and processor. We already know a lot about Google’s upcoming flagships.

These rumors will help you set proper expectations and they’ll also help you decide if you want to make one, or the other, your next device.

For the latest information about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, check out our guide.

Get Familiar with Android 14

Google’s Pixel series is renowned for its clean Android software. Unlike devices from other Android OEM’s, the Pixel series doesn’t have a distinct skin on board. They run the purest form of Android.

Given that the Pixel 8 release date will land in the fall, these devices will run Google’s upcoming Android 14 operating system out of the box.

Android 14 is currently in Google’s beta process. The Android 14 beta lets select Pixel users try out the software and its features so if you own a compatible model, you might want to check it out. If you don’t, it’s a good idea to follow the beta from a distance and get a feel for the software.

Learning about Google’s version of Android 14 will be important, especially if you’re planning to move to a Pixel from another Android OEM or an iPhone.

Decide How Much Storage You Need

Use this time to get a feel for how much storage you might need on your new phone. Some of you will be fine with the least amount of storage, but others may want the peace of mind that comes with having more internal space. Picking the right storage capacity will also help you save money.

We don’t know how much storage the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will have on board, but we’ve heard the options will mirror the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro storage capacities:

  • Pixel 7: 128 or 256 GB
  • Pixel 7 Pro: 128, 256, or 512 GB

Now keep in mind, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro don’t come with a microSD card slot for expanded storage which means what you see is what you get.

We haven’t heard anything definitive about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, but it’s safe to assume they’ll follow suit. If they do, it’ll be important to pick correctly so that you don’t incur buyers remorse.

Pixel 8 Colors

It looks like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will both come in five colors. The information comes from a leaker on Reddit. Here’s what they’re saying:

  • Pixel 8: Carbon, Haze,  Jade,  Peony,  Real Red
  • Pixel 8 Pro: Carbon,  Jade, Porcelain, Real Red, Sky

While this isn’t confirmed, it appears likely. So if you’re planning to buy the Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro, you should start thinking about what color is best.

Look at Other Pixel Phones

Before you decide to wait for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro release date, make sure you shop around starting with Google’s other Pixel devices.

The Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7a are the obvious choices for those who really want a Google-made device. These are Google’s current flagships and they are among the best smartphones you can buy right now.

You may also want to check out the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the budget Pixel 6a. These are still excellent devices and they’re much cheaper than they once were.

All of these devices will get upgraded with Android 14 and will receive software support from Google for years to come.

Research Pixel 8 Alternatives

We also recommend digging into Pixel alternatives. Here are a few of the best alternatives, both Android and non-Android, on the market right now.

If you aren’t married to buying a Google Pixel phone, be sure to dig into these devices.

Make a Plan for Your Current Phone

Start thinking about what you want to do with your current device. This will make the transition to a Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro much smoother.

If you plan on selling your current device to help offset the cost of your next smartphone, you’ll want to track resale prices at popular resellers.

You’ll also want to keep your current phone in good condition because that’s how you’ll get the most money back from some resellers when Pixel 8 trade-in offers arrive.

If you don’t need to trade your phone in, you might know of a friend or relative who could benefit from your current device. Ask around and see if anyone might need a hand-me-down.

Research Carriers

Like the Pixel 7 series, we expect the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to come with 5G connectivity. If your next phone will be your first 5G device, shop around and see which network works best in your area.

If you’re unhappy with your current provider’s coverage and/or plan, use this time to dig into competitors and see if you can find a better fit for your new device.

We expect the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to work on a variety of carriers here in the United States including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

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Wait Because the Pixel 8 Release is Close

Wait Because the Pixel 8 Release is Close

Google's Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will arrive in October, just like the company's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro did last year.

The company's confirmed an October 4th launch event and that's when you can expect the Pixel 8 announcement. 

We expect the devices to go on sale shortly afterward culminating with a release sometime later on in the month.

If you can hold off on a new smartphone purchase for a few days, we recommend doing so. 

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