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The Google Pixel 8 Pro just got leaked… by Google itself

We all know the Google Pixel 8 Pro is on the way, with an event set for early next month, but we now know a lot more thanks to Google’s own leak of the device.

Google Pixel 8 Pro header showing the phone three times on a mango yellow background. IN the middle its screen is showing with a blue abstract background. On the right is its black back and camera strip, on the left the same but in white.

The official Google Pixel 8 Pro website went live at some point yesterday, revealing the new device, colors, and features in a lovely 360-degree view. It’s no longer live, but lovely X (formerly Twitter) users caught all the pics we need. Whether it joins the ranks of the best Google Pixel phones is to be seen, but it sure is funny Google leaked its own phone. Maybe it’s on purpose, given the iPhone 15 release date is right around the corner…

There are three colors – licorice, porcelain, and sky – which in layman’s terms is black, white, and blue, as shared by Mishaal Rahman on X. The leak also confirms a few features, like a temperature sensor and sim-card tray. While the latter may not seem like news, lots of companies are expected to phase out sim-card trays following Apple’s decision with the iPhone 14 in the US.

We have to wait until October 4 for the full Google event to reveal any details that we might be missing, but it’s a good window into what to expect. Aesthetically, it looks incredibly similar to the 7 Pro, so the more exciting news might be what’s inside – and how much of a leap Google’s Tensor G3 can take, given its previous generations’ slightly sub-par performance.

Google’s most recent smartphone release was the Google Pixel Fold launch, bringing one of the best foldable phones to the market, so maybe the Pixel 8 Pro can join the ranks of the best 5G phones, too.

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For more beyond the Google Pixel 8 Pro, check out our guides to all the exciting events in Techtember. We’ve got Apple’s Wonderlust event next week, a JBL Soundgear Sense review, and the new Honor V Purse folding concept phone. Exciting times for all techheads.