Google is set to announce the Pixel 8 in a little over a week, on October 4. But that’s not stopping the leaks from coming fast and furious. The latest leak comes from 91Mobiles, which has detailed just about every new feature coming to the Pixel 8 series this year. And this is thanks to a leaked video that was uncovered.
The first new featured is “Video Boost”. This is using AI to create a “smoother view” as well as bringing Night Sight’s effects to video. Google will also bring along “Audio Eraser” which is a lot like the Magic Eraser feature, but not for Audio. There’s a nice example in the video of removing city noise from the background of a video of a cello player.
Magic Editor is also coming, which Google teased at I/O earlier this year. This is a feature that will help you move a subject or change things like the sky. It really sounds a lot like the generative AI fill that Photoshop has added recently.
Google’s AI chops are showing off with Pixel 8
What’s even more impressive, perhaps, is the ability to change people’s faces in a shot, using AI. So not only can you remove people, but you can change how they look. Which is pretty wild, and it’ll be interesting to see how Google announces this at its Made by Google October 4 event.
Google has always relied pretty heavily on AI in its camera, and there’s plenty of new features here that use AI. Showing that Google is really far ahead of the competition when it comes to AI.
Now as far as the cameras on the Pixel 8 series, we’re expecting a 50-megapixel main sensor on both, still. The same as the last two years. While the Pixel 8 Pro will sport a 48-megapixel ultrawide and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera that can zoom at 5x. These are some pretty nice upgrades, particularly on the ultrawide. Which was only a 12-megapixel sensor on the Pixel 7 Pro last year.