Google Pixel 8: New leaked teaser video reveals stunning AI camera features and more

A sneak peek into Google's Pixel 8 series reveals revolutionary AI camera features, including the transformative Magic Editor and DSLR-style manual controls. It is poised to redefine smartphone photography.

| Updated on: Sep 24 2023, 14:42 IST
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1/5 Google is all set to enter the foldable phone segment with its Pixel Fold which will be launching on May 10. Ahead of the Google I/O 2023 event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, the company has provided an official look at the Pixel Fold. In the small video shared, we can see the Pixel Fold in white colour, starting with the triple rear camera setup and shiny hinge. The footage also shows the foldable in opened and closed state. We can see how thin the Pixel Fold is and the inner screen. (Google)
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2/5 According to a tipster named Debayan Roy (@Gadgetsdata), the Google Pixel Fold is expected to hit the market at USD1799 or Rs. 148000. The phone is likely to get a 5.8 inch cover display and a 7.69 inch inner display along with triple rear camera setup (48MP main camera+ 10.8MP ultra wide+ 10.8MP telephoto), dual speaker, and more. Powered by Tensor G2, the phone will run on Android 13 and is expected to weigh 283 grams. Also, it is being said that the Pixel Fold can get a bigger battery of 4500mAh along with a 20W charger. Check the alternatives of Pixel Fold below. (Google)
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3/5 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Currently available for Rs. 164999 on Flipkart, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and gets a 7.6 inch Full HD+ Display along with a triple rear camera set up of 50MP + 12MP + 10MP  and a 10MP front camera. the phone also houses a 4400mAh battery. (HT Tech)
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4/5 Tecno Phantom V Fold 5G: The 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant of the Tecno Phantom V Fold 5G is currently priced at Rs. 88888 on Amazon under its Summer Sale deal. Running on MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000+ 5G chipset, the phone gets a 6.42 inch display, along with a 50MP main rear camera and a 5000mAh Battery. (HT Tech)
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5/5 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3: Currently available for Rs. 125900 on Flipkart, the Galaxy Z Fold3 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Octa-Core chipset. The phone gets a triple rear camera setup of 12MP each and a front camera of 10MP and also houses a 4400mAh battery. (Samsung)
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Google's Pixel 8 series is set to revolutionise smartphone photography with AI camera enhancements. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

Google's iconic Pixel series has long been celebrated for its gold-standard camera technology. In 2021, with the Pixel 6 series, Google raised the bar in the world of smartphone photography, leaving other flagship Android devices in its wake. The subsequent release of the Pixel 7 in 2022 further solidified Google's prowess in imaging. Now, the Google Pixel 8 is almost near launch, leaks surrounding the smartphone hint at an even more remarkable leap in camera quality.

The latest revelation comes courtesy of 91Mobiles, thanks to the leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who shared Pixel 8 camera specifications and an intriguing AI promotional video for the upcoming phone, offering an exciting glimpse into Google's evolving flagship smartphone lineup (via 9to5Google).

AI Magic Editor

One standout feature is the "Magic Editor," a technology previously announced by the company earlier this year for select Pixel phones. It represents a remarkable evolution of the Magic Eraser tool, allowing users to transform their captured moments into precisely the images they envision. In a captivating demonstration, we witness the transformation of three separate snapshots of a family on a carousel into a single, harmonious image where everyone smiles and gazes at the camera simultaneously.

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Moreover, Magic Editor showcases its prowess by effortlessly rearranging subjects within an image, removing distracting background elements, and seamlessly transitioning a mundane midday sky into a breathtaking sunset. This innovation raises intriguing questions about the increasingly blurred boundaries between reality and artistry in modern photography.

The accompanying video also unveils DSLR-style manual camera controls, a departure from the conventional tap-to-focus approach seen in most built-in camera apps. With these controls, users can fine-tune shutter speed, ISO settings, and utilize a focus slider to achieve the desired photographic effects, empowering them to capture their creative visions with precision.

Delving into the Pixel 8 Pro's specifications shared by Wojciechowska, we discover an enhanced camera system boasting a 48MP ultrawide lens with an expansive 125.5-degree field of view, alongside a 48MP telephoto lens. Both of these cameras are complemented by a remarkable 50MP wide camera. Meanwhile, the standard Pixel 8 isn't left behind, as it features a 12MP ultrawide camera, an improvement over the Pixel 7 Pro, offering a broader field of view.

In short, as we eagerly await the official launch of the Pixel 8 series, Google's dedication to pushing the boundaries of mobile photography with AI-driven advancements is undeniably the talk of the town. These innovations are poised to once again redefine what we can achieve with smartphone cameras, promising a world of creativity and visual excellence - all at our fingertips.


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First Published Date: 24 Sep, 11:26 IST