Google debuts Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones

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Google Pixel 8 Pro in porcelain

Google debuted two  Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones,  powered by Google Tensor G3, and packed with expanded photo features. Pixel 8 has a 6.2-inch Actua display, which is 42% brighter than Pixel 7’s display. Pixel 8 features satin metal finishes, a polished glass back and comes in Rose, Hazel and Obsidian. Pixel 8 Pro’s 6.7-inch Super Actua display and comes in three colors: Porcelain, Bay, and Obsidian.

Google says Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro feature upgraded camera systems and “game-changing” editing tools. Every camera on the Pixel 8 Pro has been upgraded, starting with the main camera that captures better photos and videos in low-light settings. The bigger ultrawide lens delivers even better Macro Focus, the telephoto lens captures 56% more light and takes 10x photos at optical quality, and the front-facing camera now has autofocus for the best selfies on a Pixel phone, the company claims. And Pixel 8 has the same updated main camera, plus a new ultrawide lens that enables Macro Focus.

The camera app has an intuitive, redesigned interface, letting you quickly find and capture content in your favorite photo and video modes. And for Pixel 8 Pro, you’ll have access to Pro Controls, giving you more creative control of the Pixel Camera with settings like shutter speed, ISO, 50 MP photos throughout the zoom range, and more.

Google Photos also received enhancements. including improvements for group photos (head swapping) and enhanced Magic Editor.