It’s only been a few weeks since the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro were officially announced but rumors about the more affordable 8a have already started to surface. In this article, let’s take a look at all the leaks and speculations surrounding the upcoming Google Pixel 8a.
Google Pixel 8a Rumors Roundup
Pixel 8a is likely to stray away from the boxy design of its predecessor and adopt a curvier body just like its more expensive siblings. Leaked CAD files by OnLeaks and SmartPrix suggest the dimensions to be 152.1 x 72.6 x 9 mm. That’s about as thick as the regular Google Pixel 8 and slightly thicker than the 8 Pro. The back features the iconic camera visor alongside a Google logo in the center.
As for the screen, it is likely to stay the same size as last year’s Pixel 7a at 6.1 inches. The bezels will be slightly thicker than the standard Pixel 8 and feature a hole-punch cutout.
Another Leaker by the name of Abhishek Yadav also posted hands-on images of the upcoming Pixel 8a. So, it’s safe to say, that there’s nothing left to the imagination on the design front.
— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) September 21, 2023
Speculations among industry experts suggest the upcoming Pixel 8a will get the 4nm Tensor G3 chipset as the rest of the Pixel 8 lineup. Since Google decided to lock features behind the ‘Pro’ moniker in their recent event, it wouldn’t be surprising if the more affordable Pixel 8a had fewer bells and whistles.
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A Google phone with the codename ‘Akita’ appeared on Geekbench a while back. And it is most likely the upcoming Pixel 8a. According to the listing, it is going to be powered by an underclocked Tensor G3 chipset complemented by the Mali-G715 GPU.
The upcoming Pixel 8a will have 8GB of RAM and boot on Android 14.
Rest of the Pixel 8a
Not much extra is out there. The camera hardware will likely stay the same with some software optimizations. As for a date, the Pixel 8a will likely launch early next year during Google’s I/O Developer Conference.
Meanwhile, check out our review of last year’s Pixel 7a here: