The Google Pixel 8a may have a 120Hz display screen – and it’d render the Pixel 8 redundant

The Google Pixel 8 is a good cellphone, however for those who’re contemplating shopping for it you would possibly need to wait and see what the Google Pixel 8a presents, as a result of the most recent leak means that it might be a equally succesful handset at a lower cost.

That is in line with Android Authority, which has leaked lots of the upcoming cellphone’s specs through “a supply inside Google.”

The location claims that the headline improve on the Google Pixel 8a is a 120Hz display screen. That’s up from 90Hz on the Pixel 7a, and would deliver the refresh charge in keeping with the Pixel 8 (and certainly the Pixel 8 Professional).

The display screen may also apparently attain 1400 nits of brightness with HDR, which once more is a match for the usual Pixel 8, and whereas its decision is reportedly unchanged from the Pixel 7a, that may nonetheless see it match the Pixel 8 at 1080 x 2400. The one possible way the Pixel 8’s display screen would possibly differ is the dimensions, as at 6.2 inches it is marginally bigger than the reportedly 6.1-inch Pixel 8a.

Extra energy and wider availability

This report additionally mentions that the Google Pixel 8a will apparently have a Tensor G3 chipset, which is unsurprising, however would once more be a match for the Pixel 8. Nicely, virtually – apparently the Tensor G3 used within the Pixel 8a has a distinct plastic bundle, which is alleged to be cheaper to assemble and which could have an effect on efficiency, however in all probability not in any vital approach.

One space the place the Google Pixel 8 would possibly nonetheless have an actual benefit is the cameras, as these apparently gained’t be upgraded on the Pixel 8a, that means the cellphone will stick to the Pixel 7a’s 64MP predominant, 13MP ultra-wide, and 13MP selfie setup.

The Pixel 8a will apparently additionally can help you mirror your cellphone’s display screen utilizing USB-C, which is a function we noticed in a current Pixel 8 beta replace, so isn’t shocking.

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Lastly, the Pixel 8a may be out there in additional areas than its predecessor, because it apparently consists of guarantee labels for eight further European nations.

Two very related telephones

Apart from the cameras, this all seems like excellent news – and the Pixel 7a’s cameras are good anyway. Nevertheless it does beg the query of whether or not the Pixel 8a shall be too much like the Pixel 8.

If this leak pans out, and the Pixel 8a prices lower than the Pixel 8, then it’s onerous to think about the usual Pixel 8 nonetheless being a worthwhile purchase for many individuals. Then again, the Pixel 8 has been out for some time, and might usually be discovered for lower than its official value. So we would have a state of affairs the place the 2 telephones are priced equally, wherein case the Pixel 8a might be a tougher promote.

Both approach, whereas we will surely be glad to get a 120Hz display screen right here, it looks like Google may be competing with itself by making these two telephones so related. We’d have a clearer concept on Could 14, as that’s when Google I/O 2024 is going down, and once we’re anticipating to get an official have a look at the Pixel 8a.


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