Pre-orders for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to be accepted shortly after the Made by Google event on October 4th comes to an end. Now according to a leaked promo posted by an X tipster, those in the U.S. pre-ordering a Pixel 8 Pro from Google will receive a free Pixel Watch 2. So starting at the rumored price of $899.99, U.S. consumers can grab the new top-of-the-line Pixel, and a new Pixel Watch with the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip instead of the aging 10nm Exynos 9100 from 2018 that powered the OG watch.
For those looking to keep pace with the Pixel ecosystem, this is an improvement over the $200 in Google Store credit that U.S. consumers received last year when they pre-ordered the Pixel 7 Pro. Those in the States who pre-ordered the Pixel 7 received a $100 Google Store credit. Unfortunately, at this point, we don’t know what Google will be giving away with the pre-order of a Pixel 8 (which is rumored to be priced $100 higher to start at $699).
Other leaked images from the Google Store show promos for Pixel features like Clear Calling and Live Translate. Both use AI and while one delivers clear calls free from background noise, the other provides real-time translation in 49 languages respectively. Another page discusses the security features of the Pixel 8 and a different page reminds you that the Pixel Watch can be used to snap a photo on your Pixel phone.
The leaked Google Store pages also say that the Pixel 8 series offers “fast-charging,” and “all-day battery you can count on.” A page for camera features mentions the Super Res Zoom, Macro Focus, Night Sight, and the Magic Editor. The latter will allow users to make all kinds of edits on a photo after it is processed. The page for video recording discusses the new Audio Magic Eraser which removes distracting sounds from the audio you recorded while filming a video.
A couple of pages discuss the Pixel 8 Pro camera setup which includes a 50MP main camera that takes better low-light photos, the 48MP ultra-wide camera for better macro photos, the 48MP telephoto camera which Google says offers the best zoom yet on a Pixel, and the front-facing 10.5MP camera for the sharpest selfies you’ve ever snapped.
Stay tuned for our coverage of the October 4th Made by Google event!