Pixel 7a was also launched this year at a higher price than Pixel 6a, which was due to the upgrade of the camera sensor and display with a higher refresh rate and support for wireless charging. The increase in the cost of supplying parts is another reason that forced Google to increase the price of its budget phone.
Currently, there is no logical explanation for the increase in the price of the Pixel 8; Because this product and the Pixel 8 Pro both use the Tensor G3 processor, which is expected to have newer cores and a better GPU than the Tensor G2. Also, these two phones will be equipped with larger batteries than their Pixel 7 counterparts, and their charging speed will also increase. It goes without saying that the two mentioned devices are likely to be equipped with a larger main camera.
Some important changes will only be applied to the Pixel 8 Pro. For example, this device will use a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera with higher resolution and a new ToF sensor and a thermometer sensor. This means that the increase in the price of the phone compared to the standard model seems more logical.
However, since the base model of the Pixel 8 was much more affordable than the competing phones, maybe Google thought that increasing the price of this device was a better idea. According to the announcement of this company, Pixel 8 series phones will be officially unveiled on October 4, 2023 (October 12, 1402).