Google Pixel 8a has been spotted in a set of renders that have leaked online, days after the company announced its flagship phones for the year, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The leaked renders suggest the handset will be powered by a 6.1-inch flat display with curved edges, and will feature the same raised horizontal camera bar found on Google’s current-generation Pixel models.
The leaked renders show the Pixel 8a in a colorway that looks quite similar to the Rose color found on the Pixel 8. Both the front and rear sides of the phone also have a similar appearance to the standard model, but the bezels on the Pixel 8a appear slightly larger.
According to the details leaked by tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer (X: @OnLeaks) in collaboration with Smartprix, the Pixel 8a will measure 152.1 x 72.6 x 8.9mm, making it slightly smaller and thinner than its predecessor, the Pixel 7a. Unlike the Pixel 7a, next year’s midrange model could feature more rounded corners, according to the leaked images.
The rear panel on the Pixel 8a is equipped with a raised camera module that appears to be nearly identical to the one on the Pixel 8. It is shown to feature two rear cameras aligned to the left, while an LED flash is located on the right side. The rear panel also includes the Google logo in the middle.
The tipster has also shared 360-degree renders of the purported Pixel 8a that show the handset with a USB Type-C port at the bottom of the display flanked by speaker grilles. On the front of the handset is a centre-aligned hole punch cutout that houses the selfie camera, and the top of the display houses a slim ear speaker for calls. The top edge of the phone has an antenna line that could be used for cellular connectivity or — as the publication points out — for ultra-wideband (UWB) support.
While Google has yet to officially announce the Pixel 8a, the leaked renders and rumors suggest that the phone could feature the following specifications:
- 6.1-inch flat OLED display with curved edges and a 120Hz refresh rate
- Google Tensor G3 chipset
- 6GB/8GB of RAM
- 128GB/256GB of storage
- Dual rear cameras (50MP main sensor + 12MP ultrawide sensor)
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 4700mAh battery
- Android 14
Release Date and Price
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 8a in May 2024, at its annual I/O developers conference. The phone is expected to be priced starting at $449 in the US.
What to Expect
The Pixel 8a is expected to be a solid midrange phone with a number of interesting features, including a curved display, a powerful Google Tensor G3 chipset, and a capable camera system. The phone is also expected to ship with Android 14 out of the box, which means that it will receive software updates for at least three years. If you’re looking for a midrange phone with a great camera, a long software support lifecycle, and a clean software experience, then the Pixel 8a is definitely worth considering.