Pixel 8 Pro render could hint at a super premium third Pixel 8 model
The Pixel 4 featured a secure 3D facial recognition system rivaling Apple’s Face ID
But Google has built a secure facial recognition system before; it did so on the Pixel 4 line using the same components as Apple to create 3D facial mapping. Perhaps a Pixel 8 Ultra will feature a 3D mapping system and allow users to once again count on Face Unlock for secure facial recognition.
Render of the Pixel 8 Pro
And speaking of biometrics, it is clear that using an optical fingerprint sensor isn’t fast enough for Pixel users. We’ve already seen one rumor that called for Google to switch to an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for the Pixel 8 line. But this might be something found in a Pixel 8 Ultra model. And such a phone should also include a larger battery than the 5000mAh capacity component used on the last two Pixel Pro models. More importantly, it should offer much faster charging speeds.
Now things like the secure Face Unlock, the larger battery capacity, and faster charging are things I’d like to see on a Pixel 8 Ultra. But the smaller, flat displays seen on the Pixel 8 Pro renders really do have me thinking that we could see a Pixel 8 Ultra this year. Actually, it might not be called the Pixel 8 Ultra; the Pixel 8 Extreme sounds pretty good to me.