The Pixel 8 leaks continue, this time with a new feature called Audio Magic Eraser and a new light blue Pixel 8 Pro color.
Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in about two months, but various details have been leaking all year, including the flat display on the Pixel 8 Pro (later confirmed by a second source) and a “considerable” camera upgrade, both of which are hugely important to me personally. But this weekend, a Twitter user posted what is clearly a professional promo video for the Pixel 8 Pro. And it reveals two new features.
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The first is Audio Magic Eraser, which appears to do for audio what Google’s Magic Eraser does for photos by allowing you to remove unwanted material from content created with the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. In this case, of course, it’s unwanted audio that appears in a video. And in the sample shown, a user is removing background noise from a video of a woman skateboarding. It’s not clear what other audio items one might be able to use, but one other option is labeled “People,” which suggests you can remove the sounds of people’s voices. A third option, partially offscreen, is probably labeled “Music.”
The second is a new color for Pixel 8 Pro, a light blue color that resembles the “Sea” color currently offered on the Pixel 7a only. Given how Google does things, it’s likely that this light blue color will be the one “fun” color that it offers on the Pixel 8 Pro, in addition to white and black. For the Pixel 7 Pro, this color is “Hazel.”