The leaks regarding Google Pixel 8 have been present since a “slip-up” by the company showcased the new model to the world in an image from Google’s services and has continued to accidentally reveal it to the world since then, even temporarily activating a link that allowed viewing the device in great detail. It was clear that Google had something to be proud of with its Pixel 8 and wanted it to be on everyone’s lips. However, as the launch date gradually approaches, doubts begin to arise around the phone, which seems to be less capable of competing with the top-of-the-line flagship phones.
Both the Google Pixel 8 and the Google Pixel 8 Pro, along with the Pixel Watch 2, will be launched on October 4 during the Pixel Event 2023. Both phones will debut with a third-generation Tensor chipset that, however, seems to be proving incapable of meeting the performance expectations that both experts and users had set for it. At least, that’s what the latest leaks are saying.
According to data obtained from Geekbench, the figures obtained by both versions of the smartphone fall short of what the public understands as a flagship; in fact, they lag far behind in this competition. The Pixel 8, with a single-core score of 1563 and a multi-core score of 4159, and the Pixel 8 Pro with only 1760 and 4442 respectively. To give an idea of the comparative terms, the second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 scores 1976 and 5149; moreover, the Tensor 3 would be on par with a first-generation Snapdragon 8+.
Nevertheless, these numbers are quite consistent with Google’s proposition, offering a high-end phone at a relatively affordable price. Despite trailing behind flagship models, it still improves its performance by 20% compared to the Pixel 7 Pro.