Author: Vikas Yadav
Fri, 19 May 2023 01:58 PM (IST)
GOOGLE will likely unveil the highly-anticipated Pixel 8 series in 2023. Like previous years, the company could announce two phones – Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. While the smartphones have not been subject to intense grilling by the rumour mill, an alleged video of the Pixel 8 Pro shared by tipster Kuba Wojciechowski with 91Mobiles garnered media attention recently.
The platform claims the phone will double up as a thermometer. Pixel 8 Pro is visible with a triple camera setup packed in a single module, unlike the Pixel 7 Pro, which has a third sensor next to the dual camera setup. A centre-punch hole display is visibly similar to its predecessor.
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Pixel 8 Pro temperature monitoring sensor
The sensor is placed next to the camera and below the flash. It is a dedicated IR thermometer sensor to measure temperatures in a contactless fashion. Other than body temperature, it can also assess the temperature of objects. As per the report, the data will be managed locally via Android Private Computer Core which is in the testing phase by Google workers.
To use the sensor, a user will ensure the skin is not covered with any accessory. Once the phone obtains the temperature, it will vibrate. And a user will be presented with the readings on the screen.
According to the platform, the leaked video of the Pixel 8 Pro was removed by YouTube due to “copyright” issues. But you can have a look at the feature in action on Twitter. Here’s the video:
As for other leaks, the Pixel 8 series could debut in India in October. A 6.52-inch display will likely be present on the front. It might have a Tensor G3 chip under the hood. As for optics, a 50MP sensor is rumoured by reports. However, do note these details are not from official circles of the company and are subject to change before launch.