Google Pixel 8 & Pixel Watch 2 Singapore Launch: Prices, Specs, and More!

The arrival of Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in Singapore marks a significant leap in software and hardware enhancements compared to their predecessors. Adding to the excitement, Google introduces its first-ever smartwatch, the Pixel Watch 2!

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 are now open, with the official launch scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2023!

Google Pixel 8 & Pixel Watch 2 Singapore Release: Prices, Specifications and More!
Source: Google

Google’s vision for the Pixel series revolves around the seamless fusion of cutting-edge hardware and software, placing Artificial Intelligence (AI) at its core. With the Pixel 8, they appear to have achieved this goal with the introduction of their all-new Tensor G3 processing chip.

Join us as we explore the exciting array of new features!

In-Depth: Google Pixel 8 & Pixel Watch 2 Launch – Pricing, Specifications, and More!

Product Storage Colours Price
Pixel 8 128 GB Hazel, Obsidian, Rose $1,099
256 GB Obsidian $1,199
Pixel 8 Pro 128 GB Bay, Obsidian, Porcelain $1,549
256 GB Bay, Obsidian $1,649
512 GB Obsidian $1,849
Pixel Watch 2 32 GB eMMC flash
2 GB SDRAM
Matte Black Aluminum Case / Obsidian Active Band
Polished Silver Aluminum Case / Bay Active Band
Polished Silver Aluminum Case / Porcelain Active Band
Champagne Gold Aluminum Case / Hazel Active Band
$525
Partner/s Promo Offer duration
Google Store Pixel 8: Buy the new Pixel 8, get a limited edition Pixel Pouch and a $250 discount code towards your next purchase – while supplies last. (T&Cs)

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy the new Pixel 8 Pro, get a limited edition Pixel Pouch and a $549 discount code towards your next purchase – while supplies last. (T&Cs)

4 Oct, 10.30pm SGT to 20 Oct, 11:59pm SGT
Amazon Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 receive a $180 Prime Members coupon towards your next purchase

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro receive a $250 Prime Members coupon towards your next purchase

Extra S$50 off with Citi Mastercard ® for Pixel 8, Pixel 8 and Watch 2. Valid to first 200 customers, use promo code CITIMCPIXEL*
Note that credit card promo for Watch 2 only starts from 10th Oct.

5 Oct, 10am SGT to 12 Oct, 8:59am SGT
Challenger
Courts
Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 receive a $100 retailer voucher & $120 gStore voucher

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro receive a $250 retailer voucher & $120 gStore voucher

5 Oct, 12am SGT to
20 Oct, 11:59pm SGT
Shopee Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 receive a $100 coin cashback & $120 gStore voucher

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro receive a $250 coin cashback & $120 gStore voucher

Limited vouchers
-UOB Cardholders : Additional $80 UOB vouchers for Pixel 8 Pro and Additional $50 UOB vouchers for Pixel 8.
-Non-UOB Cardholders: Additional $30 off Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8

5 Oct, 10am SGT to 20 Oct, 10pm SGT
Singtel Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 256GB, get $250 Singtel Lifestyle voucher

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro 256GB/512GB, get $400 Singtel Lifestyle voucher

On top of the above, get $300 credit for 78 Plan (and above), $150 credit for 62 Plan with a new contract / OR $100 credit with a re-contract or upgrade / OR $100 credit 45 or 55, $50 credit 30 SIMO

5 Oct to 12 Oct, SGT

Pricing

Product Storage Colours Price
Pixel 8 128 GB Hazel, Obsidian, Rose $1,099
256 GB Obsidian $1,199
Pixel 8 Pro 128 GB Bay, Obsidian, Porcelain $1,549
256 GB Bay, Obsidian $1,649
512 GB Obsidian $1,849
Pixel Watch 2 32 GB eMMC flash
2 GB SDRAM
Matte Black Aluminum Case / Obsidian Active Band
Polished Silver Aluminum Case / Bay Active Band
Polished Silver Aluminum Case / Porcelain Active Band
Champagne Gold Aluminum Case / Hazel Active Band
$525

In this iteration, the launch prices of the Google Pixel 8 have seen an increase when compared to the Google Pixel 7. Notably, there’s a $200 uptick when comparing the Pixel 7 Pro (256GB) to the Pixel 8 Pro (256GB). It’s essential to note that this price adjustment is justified, considering the array of new features and extended software support, which we’ll delve into shortly.

As for the Pixel Watch 2, prices will start from $525.

Google Pixel 8 Specifications

Model Google Pixel 8 Google Pixel 8 Pro
Display 6.2-inch Actua display (60 to 120Hz) 6.7-inch Actua display (1 to 120Hz)
Camera Dual rear camera system:
50 MP Octa PD wide camera
12 MP ultrawide camera with autofocus10.5 MP Dual PD selfie camera
Triple rear camera system:
50 MP Octa PD wide camera
48 MP ultrawide camera with autofocus
48 MP Quad PD telephoto camera10.5 MP Dual PD selfie camera
Video Rear camera
4K video recording at 24 FPS, 30 FPS, 60 FPS
1080p video recording at 24 FPS, 30 FPS, 60 FPSFront camera
4K video recording at 24 FPS, 30 FPS, 60 FPS
Rear camera
4K video recording at 24 FPS, 30 FPS, 60 FPS
1080p video recording at 24 FPS, 30 FPS, 60 FPSFront camera
4K video recording at 24 FPS, 30 FPS, 60 FPS
Memory and Storage 128/256 GB Storage
8GB RAM
128/256/512 GB or 1 TB Storage
12GB RAM
Battery and Charging 4355 mAh (24 hr battery life)

Fast Charging (50% charge in about 30 minutes)

Fast Wireless Charging

5000 mAh (24 hr+ battery life)

Fast Charging (50% charge in about 30 minutes)

Fast Wireless Charging

Processor Google Tensor G3

Titan M2 security coprocessor

Google Tensor G3

Titan M2 security coprocessor

Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2.4GHz+5GHz, HE160, MIMO

Bluetooth® v5.3 with dual antennas for enhanced quality and connection

NFC

Google Cast

Dual-band GNSS

GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2.4GHz+5GHz, HE160, MIMO

Bluetooth® v5.3 with dual antennas for enhanced quality and connection

Ultra-Wideband chip for accurate ranging and spatial orientation

NFC

Google Cast

Dual Band GNSS

GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou

Hardware Features

Display:

Pixel 8: The displays on the Pixel 8 series are strikingly bright and smooth. To be precise, the new Actua displays on the Pixel 8 are 42% brighter than those on the Pixel 7. Additionally, the Pixel 8’s display has been upgraded to support up to 120Hz, aligning it with the Pixel 8 Pro.

Camera:

The cameras on the Pixel 8 lineup have seen significant improvements. On the Pixel 8 Pro, in particular, the upgraded camera systems enable capturing Macro Photos from as close as 2cm away with exceptional clarity. The telephoto lens now captures 56% more light, in addition to delivering a 10x zoom at optical quality.

Software Features

Google’s ambition to make AI the focal point of the Pixel 8 lineup is where things get impressively exciting.

In an era where new phone launches often bring only minor upgrades, the Pixel 8 lineup stands out with exclusive and genuinely useful features that are sure to captivate the Seedly community!

Best Take

Ever captured an almost perfect group photo, only to discover that one friend or family member blinked while everyone else wore their best smiles? It’s undoubtedly frustrating. Enter “Best Take,” a feature that allows you to take several shots and then creates a composite photo where everyone looks their best! This is undeniably one of the most valuable features exclusive to the Pixel 8 lineup!

Magic Editor

In addition to the groundbreaking “Best Take” feature, “Magic Editor” is an advanced editing tool that leverages generative AI to reposition and resize subjects or apply presets to make the background pop.

Audio Magic Eraser

Tech companies do seem to have a fondness for naming features with a touch of magic. All jokes aside, “Audio Magic Eraser” is a personal favorite. This feature does precisely what its name suggests: it not only removes background noise from your videos but also separates them into layers such as “wind,” “noise,” “nature,” and more! From there, you can adjust the volume of each layer to achieve your desired sound. Truly impressive! However, it’s worth noting that this feature is exclusively available for videos and not audio tracks, which is a bit unusual. On the bright side, the “Audio Magic Eraser” is an on-device feature, meaning you can import your older videos and let it work its magic.

Seven Years of Software Updates

If all the above features haven’t piqued your interest, this certainly will! The Google Pixel 8 lineup is set to receive a remarkable seven years of software updates (including security updates)! This surpasses both Apple and Samsung, with Apple offering around five years of updates and Samsung providing four years of software updates and five years of security updates. While it’s arguable that the hardware may deteriorate before then, and you may need to replace the battery by the fourth or fifth year, assuming you take good care of your phone, the Pixel 8 can remain up-to-date with the latest software until 2030! This comes at an opportune time when more consumers are opting to keep their phones for longer instead of upgrading every year or two, making the Pixel 8 an exceptionally cost-effective flagship phone! For those concerned about the Pixel’s durability, here’s a reassuring statement from a Reddit user:

Source: Reddit

Availability & Offers

Partner/s Promo Offer duration
Google Store Pixel 8: Buy the new Pixel 8, get a limited edition Pixel Pouch and a $250 discount code towards your next purchase – while supplies last. (T&Cs)

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy the new Pixel 8 Pro, get a limited edition Pixel Pouch and a $549 discount code towards your next purchase – while supplies last. (T&Cs)

4 Oct, 10.30pm SGT to 20 Oct, 11:59pm SGT
Amazon Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 receive a $180 Prime Members coupon towards your next purchase

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro receive a $250 Prime Members coupon towards your next purchase

Extra S$50 off with Citi Mastercard ® for Pixel 8, Pixel 8 and Watch 2. Valid to first 200 customers, use promo code CITIMCPIXEL*
Note that credit card promo for Watch 2 only starts from 10th Oct.

5 Oct, 10am SGT to 12 Oct, 8:59am SGT
Challenger
Courts
Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 receive a $100 retailer voucher & $120 gStore voucher

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro receive a $250 retailer voucher & $120 gStore voucher

5 Oct, 12am SGT to
20 Oct, 11:59pm SGT
Shopee Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 receive a $100 coin cashback & $120 gStore voucher

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro receive a $250 coin cashback & $120 gStore voucher

Limited vouchers
-UOB Cardholders : Additional $80 UOB vouchers for Pixel 8 Pro and Additional $50 UOB vouchers for Pixel 8.
-Non-UOB Cardholders: Additional $30 off Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8

5 Oct, 10am SGT to 20 Oct, 10pm SGT
Singtel Pixel 8: Buy Pixel 8 256GB, get $250 Singtel Lifestyle voucher

Pixel 8 Pro: Buy Pixel 8 Pro 256GB/512GB, get $400 Singtel Lifestyle voucher

On top of the above, get $300 credit for 78 Plan (and above), $150 credit for 62 Plan with a new contract / OR $100 credit with a re-contract or upgrade / OR $100 credit 45 or 55, $50 credit 30 SIMO

5 Oct to 12 Oct, SGT

This time around, the new Pixel lineup will be available through an even wider range of platforms. The lineup will be accessible online and in physical stores starting from October 12, 2023. As for the Google Pixel Watch 2, it will be obtainable at Amazon, Challenger, Shopee, Singtel, starting October 12, 2023.

Is the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro Worth it?

The Google Pixel 8 lineup is positioned against flagship competitors such as the Apple iPhone 15 and the Samsung Galaxy S23. Based on the information available, it’s safe to say that it’s a formidable contender, boasting the longest software support in the market and a range of genuinely useful new features mentioned above. If you’re in the market for a new flagship smartphone, the Pixel 8 should certainly be on your radar. That said, if your current phone is still performing well, take some time to consider whether you truly need a new device before making an impulse purchase decision. For those seeking a more in-depth review, we have good news: the Seedly team had the privilege of being invited by Google for a media preview and has received the complete product lineup for review! Stay tuned for our comprehensive review in the coming weeks!