Google Reportedly Downsizing The Pixel 8 Display, But Keeping Pixel 8 Pro Unchanged, According To Latest Specifications

Omar Sohail


Pixel 8

The Pixel 8 will get some dimensional changes when it launches later this year, according to a renowned display analyst, as Google reportedly attempts to make the differences between the non-Pro and Pixel 8 Pro more ‘visible’ to customers.

Display sizes of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro match the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in differentiation

On Twitter, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) founder and CEO Ross Young comments on the Pixel 8 display size, stating that it will measure 6.16 inches diagonally. The analyst states that the Pixel 7 had a 6.32-inch panel, so Google is actually reducing the physical size. There might be many reasons why the technology giant proceeds with this decision, which we will get into shortly, but we also have to note that the Pixel 8 Pro display will remain unchanged from the Pixel 7 Pro at 6.7 inches.

Both displays will reportedly be manufactured by Samsung, and it is likely that Google will save on component costs by choosing a lower-quality panel than what Apple has picked for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. This is not a terrible decision as most customers cannot tell the difference between the two displays, and Google also gets an opportunity to reduce the prices of its upcoming flagships, making them compelling to a wider audience, even in this economy.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Reliable analyst Ross Young provides display size information for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, which are scheduled to launch in Q3 2023

Why Google would choose to reduce the Pixel 8’s display could be linked to bringing more differentiation between it and the Pixel 8 Pro. Last year, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro had a smaller dimensional difference, meaning that people who held both devices at the same time probably did not experience a significant contrast when holding them. With the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google is now bringing the same panel size as the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, so customers with smaller hands will actually appreciate this change.

Unfortunately, reducing the Pixel 8 display size means it will inherently be downgraded in other ways, such as a smaller screen real estate and, of course, the battery department unless Google decides to make both smartphones thicker. Young has commented that both displays will enter production in May, so we might hear more about their specifications then. We expect Google to maintain a high refresh rate for both flagships, and it will be a sweeter deal if the company can bring LTPO technology to both handsets, not just the Pixel 8 Pro. Apart from this, we will update our readers accordingly on any changes, so stay tuned.

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