The New Google Pixel 8 Delivers Sizzling New Features

Tech buffs have eagerly anticipated the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.  Have the Pixel 8 upgrades and features continued Google’s impressive trajectory of technological advancement? The resounding answer: Yes. There’s a lot to love with both of these new phones, 8 and 8 Pro. Read on for details.

The New Google Tensor G3 Chip

One of the most highly anticipated upgrades to Pixel is a new generation of Google’s custom-designed Tensor chip. In the case of both Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, that’s the new Google Tensor G3 chip. Pixel’s most powerful chip yet.

Pixel 6 was the first phone with Google’s Tensor chip. Since then, Google Tensor has continually improved in both efficiency and speed. Tensor G3 brings Google’s AI breakthrough in photos, videos, and everyday help directly to Pixel users.

A Leap Forward in Display & Design

With the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google advanced the distinct smartphone design that began Pixel 6 series. On the back, there’s a single “pill” to house all the three cameras. That departs from the Pixel 7 Pro, which had a separate space for the telephoto lens. Additionally, there’s an additional sensor under the camera flash.

The Pixel 8 dimensions will mostly stay the same as the Pixel 7 Pro, despite the switch to a flat screen. The display remains the same at 6.7-inch, with a 120Hz refresh rate, the same QHD+ resolution, and an increased peak brightness of 1,600 nits. That gives you the super smooth and clear visuals you’ll need to enjoy everything from streaming your favorite TV shows to playing competitive online games.

Camera Enhancements

Pixel 8 refinements have improved its signature camera quality thanks to significant hardware and software upgrades. This new sensor captures about 35% more light and allows Pixel  8 Pro to record 8K video at 30fps, while also supporting Staggered HDR.

Pixel 8 Pro’s front camera now has auto focus meaning you’ll get even sharper selfies. On the software side, Google has revamped the Camera app for Pixel phones, introducing a new user interface with clear functions and making some more accessible hidden features.

Like the Pixel 7 Pro, the fully upgraded Pixel 8 Pro triple camera system includes a 50 MP main rear camera, a 48 MP ultra-wide rear camera, 48 MP Telephoto camera, and a 10.5 MP front camera.

Best Take

Did someone blink or look away? Pixel’s Best Take combines similar photos into one fantastic picture where everyone looks their best.1

Magic Editor

Reimagine your photos. Right on your phone.  Use Magic Editor in Google Photos to add custom edits and studio-quality enhancements to any photo.2 Improve lighting and background, move a subject, and more with just a few taps.

Live Translate

Translate languages in real time. With Live Translate, you can interpret face-to-face conversations in 48 languages, chat in real time, and translate menus with your  camera.3

All-day battery

Nobody likes a dead phone, especially when you rely on your device for important  things such as work, emergency preparedness, or GPS. The Google Pixel 8Pro has a powerful 5,050 mAh battery so you can keep your phone powered throughout the day.4

With Extreme Battery Saver, your battery can last for up to 72 hours. And, if you have a compatible fast charger, you can quickly power your phone back up to full battery with Pixel’s fastest charging yet.5

Your Pixel 8 deserves AT&T 5G

The new Pixel 8 is a 5G compatible phone. To take full advantage of that technology, be sure to pair it with a wireless plan that also offers access to high-quality 5G service and you’re in an area where 5G is available.

Fortunately, every AT&T unlimited plan* includes access to fast, reliable, and secure  AT&T 5G for no additional cost. AT&T also has the most reliable 5G network.6

*AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy. 

Order your new Pixel 8 from AT&T, and you’ll get free shipping and flexible returns. If you live in an eligible area, you may even be able to get free delivery and optional expert setup through AT&T Right To You.

Check out this article to learn more about the Pixel 8.

This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Robert Rivenbark, an AT&T contractor and a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are his own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.


  1. Requires Google Photos app.
  2. Requires Google Photos app. Maybe not work on all image elements.
  3. Not available in all languages or countries. Not available on all media or apps. See for more information. Translation may not be instantaneous.
  4. Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 31 hours. Battery testing conducted on a major carrier.
  5. Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network.  For both claims: Battery testing conducted in California in mid 2022 on pre-production hardware and  software using default settings, except that, for the “up to 72 hours” claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode  was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life.
  6. Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis.
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