Google is offering both Pixel 8 models in the new mint colorway, and I have to say, it looks quite good. It’s keeping the same price tags, so $699 for Pixel 8 and $999 for Pixel 8 Pro. And it’ll be available on Friday. The back of the phones has a matte finish for the mint color, with the camera visor being more of a shiny mint color. The contrast between the two looks stunning, and if I didn’t already have a Bay blue Pixel 8 Pro, I might have to consider picking one of these up.
Mid-cycle color refreshes are common, but not with Google
Phone makers typically do mid-cycle color refreshes on their phones to build hype and sales a few months after launch. Google, however, doesn’t do that. In fact, I can’t remember another time when Google released a new color several months after launch. Typically, they would do three colors, all available in September or October. So, this is a first for Google.
However, other companies, most notably Apple, do this every year. But what is important to keep in mind here is that Apple really only introduces new phones once a year, while Google will introduce phones in May and October. Samsung will do January as well as July/August, etc. Apple usually does a spring refresh on the iPhone, and now Google might be following those footsteps here.
With the addition of the mint color here, the color lineup for the Pixel 8 and, more specifically, the Pixel 8 Pro looks pretty incredible. With that Bay color included, along with the Porcelain and Obsidian colors too.
Google is also announcing a ton of new features for the Pixel series of phones today that you won’t want to miss out on.