Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to launch with higher prices and new colors in Europe

Google is set to unveil its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, on October 4. The devices have been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, revealing their design, specifications, and features. Now, a new report claims to reveal the European prices, storage options, and color variants for the upcoming Pixel phones.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro prices in Europe

According to a report by The Tech Outlook, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will see a significant price hike in Europe compared to their predecessors. The publication, along with tipster Paras Guglani, reports that the Pixel 8 with 128GB storage will cost €874.25 (~$942) including 23% Value-added Tax (VAT). Without taxes, it would come in at €710.77 (~$765). The 256GB storage variant of the phone is expected to be priced at €949.30 with 23% VAT (~$1,023). In contrast, the base Pixel 7 variant was priced at €650 last year.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to launch with higher prices and new colors in Europe
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro to launch with higher prices and new colors in Europe

Meanwhile, the Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to come in at a price of €1,235 (~$1,331) for 128GB storage, €1,309 (~$1,411) for the 256GB version, and €1,461 (~$1,575) for the 512GB model. All these prices include 23% VAT. That’s quite a price hike compared to the €900 starting price of the Pixel 7 Pro.

We’d previously heard that the Pixel 8 series could be $50 – $100 more expensive this year, and if the leaked European prices are accurate, it looks like we’re getting the higher side of that rumored price hike. That said, we can’t vouch for the accuracy of the leak, and it’s possible these Pixel 8 series prices aren’t the real deal.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro colors

The latest information about the new Pixels also includes the possible colorways we’re about to see. As per the publication, the standard Pixel 8 will be available in Hazel, Obsidian, Rose, and Mint colors. The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to come in Bay, Obsidian, Porcelain, and Mint colors.

We’ve already seen the Pixel 8 Pro in Porcelain, thanks to Google’s clumsiness. The company accidentally published an image of the device on its store website, confirming its design and color option.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro specifications and features

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to feature Google’s own Tensor chipset, which is said to offer improved performance and AI capabilities. The phones are also likely to run on Android 12 out of the box and receive five years of software updates.

The Pixel 8 is rumored to sport a 6.17-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The phone is also said to have a dual rear camera setup with a 50MP main sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The front-facing camera could be a 10.8MP shooter.

The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to have a larger 6.67-inch OLED display with a QHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The phone could also feature a quad rear camera setup with a periscope zoom lens. The selfie camera could be a 12MP sensor.

Both phones are likely to support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. The battery capacity of the Pixel 8 is said to be 4,485mAh, while the Pixel 8 Pro could have a slightly bigger battery of 5,000mAh.

We’ll have to wait for the official launch event on October 4 to confirm all these details and learn more about Google’s new flagship phones.

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