As a result, we’re likely to see the release of a Google Pixel 8a in the coming year. What can we expect from this new budget phone in terms of its specs, design, price, and more? Let’s take a closer look at everything we know (so far) about the Google Pixel 8a.
It’s well-known that Google has a history of releasing new Pixel models every year, always with better features and improvements than the previous ones. The latest addition to the Pixel A series, the Pixel 7a, was released in May of this year, while the
As per the previous release schedules, it can be assumed that the Pixel 8a will arrive either in late spring or summer next year. If we had to guess, we’ll probably see the Pixel 8a get announced in May 2024 during Google’s annual I/O developer conference.
Google has been inconsistent with the pricing of its A series smartphones compared to its regular Pixel series. For instance, at launch, the Pixel 7a was priced at $499, while the initial price for the
However, at one point, Google reduced the price of the Pixel 7a to $444 and the
Fast-forward to the present, and we have Google’s latest release, the Google Pixel 8, which is priced at $699. This is $100 more than the
The regular Pixel lineup usually inspires the design of the A series. As a result, it is safe to assume that the Pixel 8a will resemble the
Google will likely use a combination of materials for the Pixel 8a. Some materials may match those used for the
The above render and hands-on photos offer a pretty good indication of what the Google Pixel 8a will look like — which is to say, very similar to the
The upcoming Pixel 8a is expected to come equipped with Google’s Tensor G3 chipset, which is also found in other devices in the
The Google Pixel 8a’s display is expected to remain the same size (6.1 inches diagonally), with some minor upgrades in terms of materials. Although the Pixel 7a uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for its cover glass, the Pixel 8a will likely feature Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, the same cover glass found on the
Like the Pixel 7a, the Pixel 8a is expected to be only available with 128GB of storage. The
Pixel 8a users may benefit from a larger ultrawide lens, which would improve Macro Focus. Additionally, the front-facing camera could now feature autofocus for the first time after being introduced on the
It’s hard to say which of these features will make their way to the Pixel 8a, but it’s safe to assume that at least some of them will.
The Pixel 7a is equipped with a 4,385mAh battery, which is actually slightly smaller than the one featured in the
Google promises a day’s worth of battery life with the Pixel 7a, and this is likely to remain the same with the next model. The Pixel 7a also supports 18W fast charging via cable and 7.5W wireless charging; these features are also expected to be retained.
A clean version of Android 14 is expected to grace the Pixel 8a, just like the
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