Google Pixel 8: leaked report points to major camera upgrade

Google Pixel 8 Pro leaked renders
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Ever since the launch of the original Google Pixel back in 2016, Pixel phones have been some of the best camera phones on the market, producing image quality to rival any competitor. What makes this more remarkable is that the actual camera hardware in a Pixel isn't always the best available, with rival phones often packing larger, more exotic primary camera sensors. Yet thanks to the sheer might of Google's computational image processing power, the camera hardware in the Pixel becomes almost insignificant.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.