Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may get a big battery boost over Pixel 7

The next Google Pixel 8 flagship may finally solve charging and battery issues! Here is why.

| Updated on: Jul 02 2023, 15:56 IST
Google Pixel 7a launched: 5 points to know-Price, Camera, Battery and more
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1/5 Google Pixel 7a Price and Colours: Launched at the Google I/O event, Google Pixel 7a is priced at Rs. 43999 and will be made available in three colour options namely- Charcoal, Sea, and Snow. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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2/5 Google Pixel 7a Chipset and Display: The Pixel 7a runs on the Google Tensor G2 chipset, the same chip that's in Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Coming to the display, the phone gets a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED Always-on display with up to 90 Hz refresh rate, making the phone quick in response. According to the company, the display is scratch resistant, featuring Corning Gorilla Glass and it is made with recycled aluminium, glass and plastic. Pixel 7a can handle water and dust with IP67 protection too. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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3/5 Google Pixel 7a Camera: The handset is equipped with an upgraded dual rear camera setup with a 64MP main camera and a 1 MP ultrawide camera. While you can take selfies with the help of the 13MP front camera. According to the company, you can even fix your blurry photos, whether they are new or old, or remove distractions with a few taps in Google Photos with Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur. Pixel 7a also includes Super Res Zoom. (Google)
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4/5 Google Pixel 7a Battery: According to the company, the phone comes with 4385mAh battery and supports fast charging. The Pixel 7a can charge wirelessly with any Qi-certified device. You can turn on Extreme Battery Saver, and the battery can last up to 72 hours, as per the company. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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5/5 Google Pixel 7a Security: With Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 security chip, Pixel is built with multiple layers of security to help keep your personal info safe. Face Unlock and Fingerprint can help you unlock your phone quickly and easily. Pixel 7a also comes with at least five years of security updates. The phone also gets Feature Drops – automatic software updates with new and improved features, tips, tricks and more. Pixel 7a even includes three months of YouTube Premium and Google One for new users to help you get the most out of your new Pixel. (Google)
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Google Pixel 8 may get a bigger battery and faster charging than Pixel 7. (Representative) (Unsplash)

Google Pixel 7 series had got a number of things right – from camera to Android OS. Still, there were a few areas where Pixel users wished that Google should have worked harder on it. In fact, it did not tick the right boxes In terms of charging speed. Actually, Google has never tried to step in with fast-charging tech, despite the fact that several smartphone manufacturers such as Realme, Xiaomi, Motorola, and Oppo have launched their fast-charging smartphones. Google is now focusing on the launch of its premium flagship series Pixel 8 later this year and finally, Pixel 8's battery and charging speed may get a big boost, at least it will be better than Pixel 7 series.

As per a report by Android Authority, Google Pixel 8 Pro may get 27W charging instead of the 23W that is on the Pixel 7 Pro. Similarly, the Pixel 8 is expected to support a 24W charging speed, on the other hand, the Pixel 7 has a mere 20W charging support. Although this may seem a baby step, but it may offer a bump in charging power that Pixel fans so desperately want.

Google Pixel 8 series expected battery boost

The same report also shed light on the expected battery power for the Pixel 8 series. It suggests that Google Pixel 8 may pack a 4485 mAh battery over the 4270 mAh of the Pixel 7. Likewise, Pixel 8 Pro is expected to witness a new powerful 4,950 mAh battery over the 4926 mAh of the Pixel 7 Pro.

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Apart from these, some earlier leaks suggest that Pixel 8 may feature a smaller 6.17-inch display than the last year's version, which was 6.3-inch. The standard Pixel phones have always been limited to a 60-90Hz refresh rate. Even the Google Pixel 7 has a 90Hz refresh rate. But the latest leak hints that Pixel 8 may get a boost to a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, Google is aiming to refine the rounded corners on both models.

Moreover, Pixel 8 series may also build on Wi-Fi 6 and 6E which may get better speeds.

Google Pixel 8 series' expected launch is still months away and hence, you should wait for more information as things may well change.

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First Published Date: 02 Jul, 15:53 IST