The Google Pixel 8 is expected to receive a battery bump of 215 mAh, bringing the total capacity to 4485 mAh. The Pixel 8 Pro will also see a small increase in battery capacity, with a 24 mAh bump to 4950 mAh.

In addition to the battery bump, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are also expected to support 24 W wired charging. This is a 4 W increase over the previous generation of Pixel phones.

Wireless charging will remain the same, with support for 12 W using the standard Qi protocol and 20/23 W using Google’s proprietary wireless charging solution.

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are also expected to get the new BCM4398 chip, which will give them support for Wi-Fi 7. Wi-Fi 7 is the next generation of Wi-Fi, and it offers significantly faster speeds and lower latency than Wi-Fi 6E.

The UWB module will also be updated, but it will only be included in the Pixel 8 Pro. UWB is an advanced version of NFC that allows for more precise location tracking.

The Pixel 8 is expected to be sold in 17 countries. This is a slight increase over the previous generation of Pixel phones, but it is still a relatively small number of countries compare to the reach of other similar products. There is no official release date for the Pixel 8 yet, but it is expected to be released in the summer of 2023.


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