Insiders report that the cost of the Pixel 8 flagship smartphone may increase by $50-100 compared to its predecessor. If the Pixel 7 cost $599 at the time of release, the Pixel 8 will receive a price tag of $649 or $699.

Such a change is unlikely to please Pixel fans, but it is not unexpected. In particular, the Pixel 7a started to cost $50 more than the Pixel 6a, and flagship smartphones from other top brands are also increasing in price.

However, it should be noted that the Pixel 8 should receive several significant upgrades. One of them concerns the under-display fingerprint scanner – Google will abandon the optical sensor in favor of an ultrasonic one.

The 6.17″ OLED display will have a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz (in the Pixel 7 – up to 90 Hz). The novelty is also attributed to the presence of the Tensor G3 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB storage, a double main camera (50 MP + 12 MP ultra-wide), 11 MP front camera, 4485 mAh battery, support for 24 W wired and 12 W wireless charging.