Google Pixel 8a: newest information, rumors, and all the things we all know to this point

The Google Pixel 8a seems to be set to be the subsequent mid-range Pixel telephone, providing an inexpensive different to the Google Pixel 8 and the Google Pixel 8 Professional, and it may be touchdown pretty quickly.

At this level, we have heard rather a lot concerning the Google Pixel 8a, with leaks displaying off the potential design, and revealing most of the potential specs. We even have an concept of what it may cost.

You will discover all of that under, adopted by a want checklist of what we wish from the Google Pixel 8a. We’ll additionally replace this text every time we hear something new, so examine again quickly to remain updated on Google’s subsequent telephone.

Newest information

A detailed Pixel 8a specs leak factors to a 120Hz display and different upgrades.

Lower to the chase

  • What’s it? The subsequent mid-range Pixel telephone
  • When is it out? In all probability Could 14
  • How a lot will it value? Seemingly round $499 / £449 / AU$749

Google Pixel 8a: predicted launch date and worth

The Google Pixel 8a will most probably be introduced on Could 14, as that is when Google I/O 2024 is going down, and the Pixel 7a was unveiled at Google I/O final 12 months.

Nonetheless, whereas the Pixel 7a additionally went on sale in Could, the Pixel 6a regardless of being introduced in Could of its launch 12 months didn’t ship till late June, so the precise Pixel 8a launch date is much less clear, however count on it someday across the center of 2024 anyway.

There are additionally different indicators that the Pixel 8a might be on the best way quickly, together with leaked packaging for the Pixel 8a, and even the point out of the Pixel 8a on an Android bug tracker thread.

Oddly although, previous to all this leaker Yogesh Brar claimed that the Google Pixel 8a in all probability would not launch in any respect.

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Pixel a collection appears to be coming to an finish. With the spec and worth bump on the Pixel 7a, it’s sure that there will not be any 8a coming.Google will doubtless keep on with vanilla and Professional fashions alongside a foldable going ahead. One thing comparable would possibly occur with SamsungMay 1, 2023

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There was additionally a declare from an “nameless however reliable supply” chatting with Android Authority in December 2022 that Google was growing a Pixel 8a, and it’s apparently codenamed “akita,” however this supply added that relying on how the Pixel 7a bought, Google would possibly resolve to scrap it, and transfer to solely releasing a brand new a-series mannequin as soon as each two years. Nevertheless it now appears virtually sure that we’ll see it.

As for what the Pixel 8a may cost, Google upped the worth for the Pixel 7a within the US and the UK, and it doesn’t do that yearly. So it is potential the Pixel 8a may have the identical price ticket because the Pixel 7a, which might imply a beginning worth of $499 / £449 / AU$749.

That mentioned, one Pixel 8a worth leak suggests that it’s going to value €70 greater than its predecessor in Germany, which if utilized elsewhere might imply a beginning worth of round $550 / £500 / AU$850 (when factoring within the increased gross sales tax charges in European nations).

Google Pixel 8a: rumored design and show

Google Pixel 8A codename AkitaTensor G3#Google #Pixel8 #Pixel8a 21, 2023

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Probably the most vital Pixel 8a leak to this point takes the type of leaked photographs of the telephone, displaying very curvy corners and really massive bezels, with a design that in any other case seems to be loads just like the Pixel 8 (or certainly the Pixel 7a).

You’ll be able to see a few of these above, and the telephone is proven in blue right here.

Since then, leaked photographs of a Pixel 8a dummy unit fabricated from steel have proven off a really comparable design. This dummy unit apparently has dimensions of 153.44 x 72.74 x 8.94mm, making it barely longer than the Pixel 7a, which could imply it is display is barely larger than 6.1 inches.

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A leaked dummy unit of the Pixel 8a
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A leaked dummy unit of the Pixel 8a
(Picture credit score: xleaks7 / No Title)

Nonetheless, leaked renders shared by SmartPrix and leaker @OnLeaks (considered one of which you’ll be able to see under) embrace dimensions of apparently 152.1 x 72.6 x 8.9mm. For reference, the Pixel 7a is 152.4 x 72.9 x 9.0mm, so that may as a substitute make the Pixel 8a barely shorter.

These renders in any other case present the identical design, together with a display that is apparently round 6.1 inches (just like the Pixel 7a’s) and the colour proven right here seems to be just like the Rose shade of the Pixel 8.

A leaked render of the Google Pixel 8a

(Picture credit score: @OnLeaks / SmartPrix)

Extra just lately, we have seen what seems to be leaked retail packaging for the Pixel 8a, displaying a picture of the telephone from the again.

This once more matches the design above, and this time is proven in black, as you’ll be able to see under. people leaked the Pixel, once more. 24, 2024

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As for its colours, we have heard that the Google Pixel 8a would possibly are available Obsidian (black), Porcelain (beige), Bay (gentle blue), and Mint (gentle inexperienced) shades.

That may be the identical choice of shades because the Google Pixel 8 Professional, and you’ll see examples of the Obsidian and Bay shades in leaked photos above, in addition to of a Rose colour which is not talked about right here.

For the display, one leak suggests the Pixel 8a may have a 120Hz show (up from 90Hz on the Pixel 7a). It can apparently match the Pixel 7a for dimension and determination although, at 6.1 inches and 1080 x 2400.

Google Pixel 8a: rumored cameras and battery

Based mostly on leaked photos we’re anticipating the Google Pixel 8a to have a dual-lens digicam on the again, and a single-lens punch-hole selfie digicam on the entrance.

One digicam leak traces up with that and says that the Pixel 8a may have equivalent cameras to the Pixel 7a, which has a 64MP principal digicam, a 13MP ultra-wide one, and a 13MP front-facing digicam.

We have now heard some issues concerning the battery too, with a leaked Pixel 8a field mentioning 27W charging. That is up from 18W on the Pixel 7a, and would see the 8a match the usual Google Pixel 8 on that entrance. The field additionally reveals that there is no charger included, which is as anticipated.

We have additionally seen proof that the Google Pixel 8a might get some helpful battery well being options, such because the charging cycle rely and the battery’s date of manufacture.

We do not know what the precise capability of the battery will probably be but, however the Pixel 7a has a 4,385mAh one, so it is more likely to be at the least that massive.

Google Pixel 8a: rumored specs and options

Based mostly on previous kind we are able to guess that the Pixel 8a will in all probability have a Tensor G3 chipset like the remainder of the Pixel 8 line, and certainly a leaker particularly mentions the Pixel 8a having a Tensor G3, as does one other newer Pixel 8a specs leak.

So it needs to be extra highly effective than the Pixel 7a and even the Pixel 7 Professional – which did not really feel missing for energy in our Google Pixel 7 Professional evaluation. As an alternative, it might match the Google Pixel 8 for efficiency.

Having mentioned that, an early benchmark for a telephone believed to be the Pixel 8a contains an underclocked model of the G3, which really performs barely worse than the G2, so it won’t be so highly effective in any case. This benchmark additionally mentions 8GB of RAM and Android 14.

Past that, we have additionally heard that the Pixel 8a would possibly are available 128GB and 256GB storage variants, the place the Pixel 7a solely got here in a 128GB configuration.

It is also doubtless that the Google Pixel 8a may have some AI options, very like the remainder of the Pixel 8 collection.

Google Pixel 8a: what we wish to see

The Pixel 7a is an affordable telephone however not an distinctive one, so there’s heaps we wish to see improved with the Pixel 8a, together with the next issues.

1. Higher battery life

Google Pixel 7a phone showing screens camera and Android 13

The Pixel 7a has dangerous battery life (Picture credit score: Future / Philip Berne)

Our greatest criticism concerning the Pixel 7a was its battery life, with our evaluation discovering that it will battle to make it via a full day.

That’s actually not ideally suited for a smartphone, so we’d wish to see massive enhancements to battery life with the Google Pixel 8a.

2. Sooner charging

Google Pixel 7a review USB C sticky notes

(Picture credit score: Future | Alex Walker-Todd)

Longevity isn’t our solely subject with the Pixel 7a’s battery – we had been additionally dissatisfied by how slowly it charged. It prices at as much as 18W, which is exceptionally sluggish by 2024 requirements. Now, the usual Pixel 8 doesn’t cost that a lot quicker, however we additionally need enhancements there.

So for the Pixel 8a, we’d like at the least 27W charging (to match the Pixel 8), and ideally far quicker speeds than that.

3. Longer-term software program updates

Google Pixel 7a phone showing screens camera and Android 13

The Pixel 7a is not supported for so long as we might like (Picture credit score: Future / Philip Berne)

Since Google makes Android it needs to be main the best way with how lengthy its telephones get software program updates for, however till just lately it wasn’t. 

That modified with the Pixel 8 line, which comes with the promise of seven years of software program updates, and we actually hope that will probably be matched by the Pixel 8a.

4. A lower cost

The Google Pixel 7a prices considerably greater than the Pixel 6a (at the least within the US and UK), which makes it onerous to advocate when the Pixel 7 itself is a little bit of a cut price.

So at a minimal we don’t need one other worth rise for the Pixel 8a, however ideally Google will discover a option to scale back the worth again all the way down to Pixel 6a ranges – in different phrases charging round $449 / £399 / AU$749 for it.

5. A 120Hz refresh charge

Google Pixel 7a review front angled isometric sticky notes

The Pixel 7a solely has a 90Hz refresh charge (Picture credit score: Future | Alex Walker-Todd)

The Pixel 7a has a 90Hz refresh charge, which even for a mid-range telephone isn’t particular in 2024, so we’d wish to see that boosted to 120Hz for the Pixel 8a.

We doubt this can occur although – whereas the Pixel 8 has a 120Hz refresh charge, we predict it’s unlikely the 8a will get the identical improve.


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