Ross Young, CEO of DSCC, reports that Google Pixel 8 will have dimensional changes. The phone is expected to launch later this year. This is to make the differences between the non-Pro and Pixel 8 Pro more ‘visible’ to customers. Young states that the Pixel 8’s display size will measure 6.16 inches diagonally. It is a reduction from the 6.32-inch panel seen in the Pixel 7. The Pixel 8 Pro display will remain unchanged from the Pixel 7 Pro at 6.7 inches.
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Both displays will reportedly be manufactured by Samsung, and Google may save on component costs by choosing a lower-quality panel than what Apple has picked for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. This is not necessarily a bad decision, as most customers cannot tell the difference between the two displays. And Google may also reduce the prices of its upcoming flagships, making them more affordable to a wider audience.
Reducing the display size of the Pixel 8 could differentiate it more from the 8 Pro. Google is now matching the panel size of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. This move may appeal to customers with smaller hands. However, reducing the Pixel8 display size means it will have a smaller screen real estate. And, of course, a smaller battery, unless Google decides to make both smartphones thicker.
Both displays will enter production in May. And Google is likely to maintain a high refresh rate for both flagships. It would be even better if the company could bring LTPO technology to both handsets, not just the Pixel 8 Pro. We will report any changes to the specifications of both smartphones as more information becomes available. So, we invite you to keep tuned for more details in this regard.