Some users of Google Pixel 8 Pro have observed circular protrusions on various areas of the screen, seemingly caused by pressure on the delicate underside of the 6.7-inch OLED panel, the media has reported. However, the bumps do no seem to have any impact to the protective layer of Gorilla Glass Victus 2 atop. According to a report by 9to5Google, it is likely that the uneven surface the display rests on made the indents. As per teardowns, the positioning of some components have been confimed and they are likely pressing up on the underside of the display of the Pixel devices.
Some of the Pixel users took to Reddit and Google Support forums to raise the issue, the 9to5Google report added. It is being said that several affected Pixel 8 and 8 Pro users were able to successfully replace their phones from Google, in the wake of the noticeable display bumps. Currently, Pixel 8 Pro’s touch functionality and image quality are unaffected, and the bumps are inconspicuous unless viewed at the right angle in optimal lighting.
However, some users are wary that these bumps or indents might deteriorate over time, potentially causing damage to the display of the devices.
Notably, Google Pixel devices are not among the highest-sold phones globally and not as popular as the Apple iPhone line or Samsung Galaxy S series.
But the brand hit a significant milestone and sold 40 million handsets so far (according to IDC in October) with 10 million Pixel phones being sold last year alone. As per Francisco Jeronimo, VP of IDC, the tech giant has shipped almost 37.9 million Pixel devices between 2016 and 2023. The numbers taken into account are from 2016 when Google started selling smartphones under the new brand name Pixel after doing away with the Nexus lineup.
Google Pixel devices are a hit in Japan and the line has outpaced all other smartphone players in the country, according to Counterpoint Research’s report.
The Google Pixel 8 Pro and Google Pixel 8 were unveiled in October. The Pixel 8 line was unveiled at the company’s Made by Google event and both the devices were made available for pre-orders in India soon after launch. Both the models will be available on e-commerce platform Flipkart. The Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 come with camera upgrades, but with old design language.
Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 8 Price In India, Specs, More
The Google Pixel 8 has been launched at a starting price of Rs 75,999 while the bigger Pixel 8 Pro will set you back by Rs 1,06,999 for the lone 128GB storage model. The company has opened the pre-order window. There is a bank offer worth Rs 8,000, which is applicable on the vanilla Pixel 8. The Pixel 8 Pro buyers can get a discount worth Rs 9,000. The smaller Pixel 8 comes in Hazel, Obsidian and Rose colour options while the Pixel 8 Pro is available in Bay, Obsidian, and Porcelain colour options. The Pixel 8 gets a new baby blue colour variant. Google is also bringing its smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2, to India for the first time for Rs 39,900.
Both the new Pixel devices come with the latest in-house Tensor G3 chipset, 120Hz OLED displays and up to 1TB of onboard storage. The pricier Pixel 8 Pro can also measure the body temperature, courtesy of a new sensor. In line with the company’s sustainability efforts, the Pixel 8 lineup is made of 100 per cent recycled aluminium and at least 18 per cent recycled materials.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro run Android 14 out-of-the-box, as widely expected. The Pixel 8 features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Google Pixel 8 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch Quad-HD (1,344×2,992 pixels) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate panel. Both models come with in-house nona-core Tensor G3 SoC and the Titan M2 security chip.
The Pixel 8 Pro features 50MP wide angle sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 48MP telephoto lens with up to 30x zoom. For selfies, there’s a 10.5MP front camera. There are a ton of camera features such as Magic Editor, Best Take, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Motion auto-focus, Dual exposure controls and Live HDR+.
The Pixel 8 camera includes a 50MP wide camera with Super Res Zoom ad up to 8x, EIS and OIS along with a 12 MP ultra-wide sensor. The front camera resolution remains the same at 10.5MP. Camera features include Magic Eraser, Ultra HDR, Magic Editor, Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, Night Sight, Astrophotography, Dual exposure controls and Live HDR+.
In terms of battery, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with 4,575mAh and 5,050mAh batteries, respectively. There is support for 27W and 30W wired charging. The handsets also support wireless charging, according to Google. The battery of the Pixel 8 Pro claimes to get charged to 50 per cent in 30 minutes and 100 per cent in 100 minutes. The vanilla Pixel 8 takes a tad bit longer to charge.