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- The Pixel 8 series supports DisplayPort functionality at the hardware level.
- The feature is disabled in phone software.
- You can root devices to enable display output via USB-C.
The Google Pixel 8 series has now been confirmed to support DisplayPort Alternate Mode, also known as DP Alt Mode. This means that the phones have a USB-C port capable of transmitting DisplayPort signals and streaming video to external displays via a USB-C connection. And the results were Certain By Mishal Rahman who assisted a testshared a video showing the Pixel 8 Pro successfully connecting to the display.
The discovery of the Pixel 8 series supporting DisplayPort functionality comes after Google confirmed this Robot body The phones lack this feature. In response to an emailed survey, Google explicitly told us that “Pixel 8 and 8 Pro do not currently support DisplayPort connectivity.”
It turns out that the function is broken at the software level in Pnew Pixels, unlike previous Google phones, which did not support DisplayPort at the hardware level.
Rahman recently Suggest a method This includes rooting your Pixel 8 and tweaking some configurations to enable USB-C display output. The process works with the correct combination of USB-C cables and other monitors/displays. The tester who was able to accomplish this work used a USB-C-to-USB-C cable that is claimed to be DisplayPort compatible.
It’s not clear why Google hasn’t officially enabled DisplayPort functionality on the new Pixels when the device is capable of doing the job. The new iPhone 15 series also supports 4K HDR video output to an external display through DisplayPort. Google could have easily enabled the same, but the company may still be working on improving this feature.
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