Two top flagship phones should arrive in India in the next few weeks. These are the Apple iPhone 15 and the Google Pixel 8. We don’t yet have their confirmed information, but there is enough information circulating to compare the iPhone 15 and Pixel 8.
The latest models of Apple’s iPhone 15 series and Google’s Pixel 8 series are set to go on sale in the coming weeks. Apple and Google are the two biggest competitors in the digital smartphone market. According to a statement from Apple, the iPhone 15 series will be unveiled on September 12 at 10:30 IST. The new Google Pixel 8 series, on the other hand, will be unveiled by Google on October 4. The iPhone 15 will undoubtedly arrive in India in September, but the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro should follow in the first half of October if the last Pixel launch is any indicator.
Faster CPUs, better cameras, and more specific changes like the inclusion of a USB-C connection in the Apple 15 series and additional AI tools in the Google Pixel 8 series are all anticipated to be among the substantial advancements over their predecessors in both the iPhone 15 and the Pixel 8.
Although neither Apple nor Google have made any formal announcements, information on the cost, specifications, and design has already been discussed and leaked online prior to the releases. And as we have recently observed, the leaks have improved somewhat. It is reasonable to assume that we already have a lot of knowledge about the Pixel 8 and the iPhone 15. Let’s examine in depth all we currently know about the future premium smartphones from Apple and Google.
Details about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro
The design, battery, and camera components of the iPhone 15 series are anticipated to undergo significant revisions from Apple. Four new models—the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max—make up the new series. According to rumors, the new iPhone 15 Ultra may take the place of the Pro Max, or Apple may unveil an entirely new fifth model.
According to widespread rumors, Apple will make the Dynamic Island notch a standard component of all iPhone 15 models. The original iPhone 14 Pro models featured this cutting-edge notch design. It is an oval-shaped notch at the top of the screen that conceals the Face ID and selfie camera cutouts and can change in size depending on notifications. One of the most eagerly anticipated additions to the iPhone 15 lineup is Dynamic Island.
For future models, Apple is also anticipated to switch from its exclusive Lightning port to a USB Type-C port. This modification will streamline the charging procedure for users and is in compliance with the most recent EU rules.
The iPhone 15 series will resemble the iPhone 14 series in terms of appearance and size. The pro phones, however, may see a significant shift this year as they are anticipated to have titanium frames rather than the more common steel.
Battery, quick charging
According to leaks, the 3877mAh battery in the next iPhone 15 models will be a major upgrade from the 3279mAh battery in the iPhone 14. Apple might also include support for speedier charging, and the upcoming iPhones could enable up to 35 W of rapid charging.
According to rumors, the ordinary iPhone 15 models will also have a 48-megapixel back camera, mirroring the features of the iPhone 14 Pro versions. Compared to earlier iPhone models’ 12-megapixel cameras, this is a huge increase. The higher-end Pro models are anticipated to be the only ones with features like a LiDAR scanner and a telephoto lens for optical zoom.
Prices for the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Pro
Pricing for the iPhone 15 series is unknown, but it is expected to start at $799 in the US, the same as the outgoing model. It is realistic to anticipate that the iPhone 15 will launch in India at the customary price of Rs. 79,900, taking into account Apple’s exchange rate of 1 USD to 100 INR and the cost of the iPhone 14 series last year.
Details about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
The Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro, two new Pixel smartphones from Google, are anticipated in 2023. The company’s prior launch patterns, which always contained two Pixel versions, are consistent with this. While the Pixel 8 Pro is anticipated to have more sophisticated capabilities, the Pixel 8 is anticipated to be the more economical choice.
According to design leaks, the Pixel 8 will look identical to the Pixel 7, with a camera bar on the rear and a flat display that has a punch-hole cutout. The standard Pixel might still have two back cameras, while the Pro model might have three. There’s a chance that the Pixel 8 will also come in white and black. Additionally, the source implies that the phone might be lighter and thinner than its predecessor.
Rumors suggest that the Pixel 8 will sport a 6.17-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, making it smaller than the Pixel 7’s display. Additionally, it will offer a greater pixel density of 427 ppi and a higher peak brightness of 1,400 nits. Google might still employ a flat screen for the standard model.
Performance and software
The Tensor G3 chipset, built by Google in-house and based on Samsung’s Exynos, may provide power for the Pixel 8. Additionally, a 4,485mAh battery with compatibility for 20W wireless charging and 24W rapid wired charging is anticipated. The charger won’t be packaged with the Pixel 8 device.
Now continuing with Google’s efforts to add AI and ML features to its Pixel phones, such as photo blur and live translations. The new Google Bard features driven by AI may be used by the Pixel 8 to maintain its lead in the field of generative AI.
The Google Pixel 8 may have a 12-megapixel IMX386 ultra-wide sensor on the rear and a 50-megapixel GN2 main sensor in the photography area. A ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor for improved subject detection may also be present. According to the claims, this new camera system offers superior HDR and a 35% increase in light processing efficiency. For photos and video calls, the front camera is rumored to have an 11-megapixel sensor.
Cost of the Google Pixel 8 series
We may learn more about the new Pixel 8 series’ price before the launch event, but it is currently unknown. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage Google Pixel 7 model was priced at Rs. 59,999 when it was introduced in India. Therefore, it is expected that the upcoming Pixel 8 phones will be priced similarly.