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Google Pixel 8 series can broadcast video to external device via USB-C, contrary to what Google says




  • According to reports, the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro can output through DisplayPort.
  • A well-known tech expert confirmed the outcomes and released the information.
  • Google has not, however, included this capability to the new Pixel 8 line.

It has been confirmed that the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (DP Alt Mode) is supported by the Google Pixel 8 series. This suggests that the recently unveiled Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones are fitted with a USB-C port that may broadcast video to external display devices over a USB-C connection and send DisplayPort signals. Here are some specifics.

DisplayPort output is supported by Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro

A well-known tech expert Mishaal Rahman confirmed the findings by posting a video in which a Pixel 8 Pro was linked to a display with the help of a tester. The tech juggernaut had earlier informed Android Authority that these phones lacked this capability. On the latest Pixels, it appears that a piece of software has disabled the feature.

Rahmaan demonstrated a technique for enabling display output over USB-C by altering settings on a rooted Pixel 8 on X (previously Twitter). When using certain USB-C cables and supported monitors or other screens, the procedure is successful. The tester that was successful in this process used a USB-C-to-USB-C cable recognized for its DisplayPort compatibility.

According to rumors, it is unclear why the tech giant has not officially enabled DisplayPort on the new Pixels despite the fact that the hardware is capable of doing so. The new iPhone 15 series supports using DisplayPort to transmit 4K HDR video to an external display. Although the IT giant could have done the same, they might be perfecting it first before making the function available.

Google removed a number of helpful features that were on the Pixel 8 until the very last minute, in addition to the DisplayPort capability. The Pixel 8 desktop mode, the capacity to record 8K films, and the choice to capture slow-motion videos at 720p and 480 frames per second were probably abruptly deleted by the manufacturer.

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