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The Pixel 8 series is rumored to include seven years of software support

The Pixel 8 series is rumored to include seven years of software support

Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro could come with seven years of software support, according to a leaked specs list. Published before 91 mobile. Camilla Wojciechowskathe original source of the leak, too Published US pricing For the two unannounced phones before their launch on October 4. The Pixel 8 Pro is reportedly set to start at $899, the same price as the 7 Pro, while the Pixel 8 could start at $699, a $100 increase over the starting price of $599 for the Pixel 7.

Wojciechowska He points out that it’s unclear whether Google will deliver seven years of major Android OS updates for phones, or whether the number just refers to seven years of security patches (my money is on the latter, for what it’s worth). But either way, it’s a decent improvement over last year’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which Google said it would back up with five years of security patches, including three years of major Android updates.

Seven years of support is better than the five years that Samsung promised for its latest Galaxy S23 phones OnePlus promises a OnePlus 11 for this year. It may even come close to the length of support offered by Fairphone, the sustainable smartphone manufacturer that achieves a significant amount of the longevity of its phones. Fairphone says it plans to support its latest Fairphone 5 Eight years of security patches, although it is pushing for ten years of support as a stretch goal.

Google’s extended software support period is included in the full list of specifications 91 mobile It has been published for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, several of which have been previously rumored. Both are powered by the new Tensor G3 processor paired with 8GB of RAM on the Pixel 8 and 12GB on the 8 Pro. In terms of storage, the 8 will reportedly come with a 128GB or 256GB option, while the 8 Pro could come with up to 512GB, or even 1TB in the US. The Pixel 8 is said to have a 4,575 mAh battery that can fast charge at up to 27W, while the Pixel 8 is a bit larger at 5,050 mAh and can apparently fast charge at 30W. Both are rumored to come with Qi wireless charging support and IP68 dust and water resistance ratings.

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On the back, the Pixel 8 could have a pair of cameras, a 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, while the Pixel 8 Pro could have three cameras: a 50-megapixel main camera and a 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera. Megapixel, and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera. With magnification up to 30x. These updated camera hardware will reportedly join an upgraded suite of AI camera software according to Previous leak 91 mobile Including a new Night Sight mode for video and more manual controls for photography.