New renders show Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 with a sleek and rounded design, and it could be surprisingly small as well as quite curvy. Unlike the Pixel 8 Pro leak, the standard Pixel 8 appears to lack the new camera bar sensor. The renders indicate that the device will feature a smaller 5.8-inch screen, making it a potential option for those looking for a smaller Android flagship.
The Google Pixel 8 is set to have a sleek and modern design, as shown in the first set of renders leaked by OnLeaks. With its rounded corners and minimal bezels, the small Android flagship is set to impress. While the bottom bezel is visible, the top bezel is expected to hide a speaker, providing an immersive audio experience for users.
The Pixel 8’s rear camera module is similar to the design of the Pixel 7, featuring a pill-shaped design, with the camera lenses located closer to the top and bottom of the bar. Alongside the lenses, the rear-facing microphone and flash can also be seen. Unlike the Pixel 8 Pro, there is no additional camera bar sensor, which could be LIDAR.
The renders also show that the Pixel 8 will continue the design trend of the Pixel 7 by featuring a camera bar that merges into the side frame. However, the side frame appears to have a shinier finish in these renders. The power button and volume rocker are still located on the right edge of the device.
The Pixel 8 is shaping up to be a compact Android flagship with a smaller footprint than its predecessor, the Pixel 7. According to leaked renders, the phone boasts a 5.8-inch screen and a slim profile, measuring 150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm. Compared to the Pixel 7, it’s 5.1mm shorter, 2.4mm narrower, and .2mm thinner. The Pixel 8 is also more compact than the 6.1-inch Pixel 6a, being 1.7mm shorter and 1mm narrower, while maintaining the same thickness. Overall, the Pixel 8 promises to deliver a comfortable one-handed grip without compromising on screen real estate.
While there have been smaller flagship phones in the past, recent years have seen a trend towards larger screen sizes, leaving those who prefer smaller devices with fewer options. The Pixel 8’s 5.8-inch screen and smaller dimensions could make it a compelling choice for those looking for a high-end Android phone that’s more comfortable to use with one hand or easier to carry in a pocket or purse.
The leaked renders of the Pixel 8 suggest that the phone will not have a telephoto lens or an additional camera bar sensor like the Pixel 8 Pro. This would make the Pixel 8 a bit of a step-down in terms of camera specifications compared to the Pixel 8 Pro, but it would still feature a dual camera array that should provide good overall performance. Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to be powered by Google’s new Tensor G3 chipset.
In addition to the design details mentioned earlier, the leaked renders of the Pixel 8 also reveal some interesting elements about the phone’s build. The presence of antenna lines on the frame suggests that the phone will have a metal chassis, which could potentially improve its durability. The bottom edge of the device features a USB Type-C port, flanked by cutouts for the primary speaker and the microphone, indicating that the Pixel 8 will have stereo speakers.