Google Pixel 8a: news, rumored price, release date, and more

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Possible renders showing nan Google Pixel 8a.Smart Prix

Not agelong ago, it seemed that nan Google Pixel 7a would beryllium nan last smartphone successful Google’s Pixel A series. However, caller rumors bespeak that this whitethorn not beryllium nan lawsuit anymore.

As a result, we’re apt to spot nan merchandise of a Google Pixel 8a successful nan coming year. What tin we expect from this caller fund telephone successful position of its specs, design, price, and more? Let’s return a person look astatine everything we cognize (so far) astir nan Google Pixel 8a.

Google Pixel 8a: merchandise date

Made by Google logo astatine an arena venue.Andrew Martonik / Digital Trends

It’s well-known that Google has a history of releasing caller Pixel models each year, ever pinch amended features and improvements than nan erstwhile ones. The latest summation to nan Pixel A series, nan Pixel 7a, was released successful May of this year, while nan Pixel 6a debuted successful July 2022. The Pixel 5a, connected nan different hand, was launched successful August 2021, and nan Pixel 4a appeared successful August 2020.

As per nan erstwhile merchandise schedules, it tin beryllium assumed that nan Pixel 8a will get either successful precocious outpouring aliases summertime adjacent year. If we had to guess, we’ll astir apt spot nan Pixel 8a get announced successful May 2024 during Google’s yearly I/O developer conference.

Google Pixel 8a: price

The Google Pixel 8 Pro and Google Pixel 7 Pro being held adjacent to each other.Joe Maring / Digital Trends

Google has been inconsistent pinch nan pricing of its A bid smartphones compared to its regular Pixel series. For instance, astatine launch, nan Pixel 7a was priced astatine $499, while nan first value for nan Pixel 7 was $599. This value quality of $100 betwixt nan 2 smartphones was capable to make nan Pixel 7a a much charismatic action for budget-conscious consumers.

However, astatine 1 point, Google reduced nan value of nan Pixel 7a to $444 and nan Pixel 7 to $449, making nan prices overmuch much comparable. This closeness successful value is why immoderate group believed that nan A bid Pixels were nary longer basal successful nan Pixel lineup.

Fast-forward to nan present, and we person Google’s latest release, nan Google Pixel 8, which is priced astatine $699. This is $100 much than nan Pixel 7 erstwhile it was first launched, and it suggests that Google whitethorn person realized that nan prices of nan Pixel 7a and Pixel 7 were excessively similar. As a result, it wouldn’t beryllium astonishing to spot nan Pixel 8a priced nan aforesaid arsenic nan Pixel 7a astatine $499, aliases moreover $549 astatine nan most. Anything much than that would make it little apt that personification would want to take nan Pixel 8a complete nan Pixel 8.

Google Pixel 8a: design

Side by broadside images of a reported Google Pixel 8a.Abhishek Yadav / X

The regular Pixel lineup usually inspires nan creation of nan A series. As a result, it is safe to presume that nan Pixel 8a will lucifer nan Pixel 8 to a awesome extent. In September, earlier nan merchandise of nan Pixel 8, a Pixel 8a leak showed a telephone pinch noticeably rounder corners. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro also have much rounded corners than their predecessors.

Rendering showing a imaginable Google Pixel 8a.Smart Prix

Google will apt usage a operation of materials for nan Pixel 8a. Some materials whitethorn lucifer those utilized for nan Pixel 8, while others whitethorn beryllium little costly to bring down nan price. You’ll apt spot thicker beforehand bezels connected nan Pixel 8a than connected nan much costly models.

The supra render and hands-on photos connection a beautiful bully denotation of what nan Google Pixel 8a will look for illustration — which is to say, very akin to nan Pixel 8 and 8 Pro.

Google Pixel 8a: specs

Render of Google's Tensor G3 processor.Google

The upcoming Pixel 8a is expected to travel equipped pinch Google’s Tensor G3 chipset, which is besides recovered successful different devices successful nan Pixel 8 series. However, it is improbable that location will beryllium immoderate improvements successful its refresh complaint (90Hz) aliases wireless charging (7.5 watts) capabilities. For amended capacity successful these areas, you will person to walk a small more.

The Google Pixel 8a’s show is expected to stay nan aforesaid size (6.1 inches diagonally), pinch immoderate insignificant upgrades successful position of materials. Although nan Pixel 7a uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for its screen glass, nan Pixel 8a will apt characteristic Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, nan aforesaid screen solid recovered connected nan Pixel 8.

Like nan Pixel 7a, nan Pixel 8a is expected to beryllium only disposable pinch 128GB of storage. The Pixel 8, by comparison, offers 128GB aliases 256GB of storage.

Google Pixel 8a: cameras

The Google Pixel 8's camera module.Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro travel pinch various camera updates, immoderate of which could beryllium included connected nan Pixel 8a. However, presume that most, if not all, of these features won’t make nan leap.

Pixel 8a users whitethorn use from a larger ultrawide lens, which would amended Macro Focus. Additionally, nan front-facing camera could now characteristic autofocus for nan first clip aft being introduced connected nan Pixel 8 Pro. Best Take, a highly touted caller camera package characteristic connected nan Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, could besides beryllium included connected nan Pixel 8a. Best Take automatically blends akin images to guarantee everyone successful a photograph looks their best. Another caller characteristic is Magic Editor, which is disposable connected Google Photos. It uses AI to supply a unsocial and experimental editing experience.

It’s difficult to opportunity which of these features will make their measurement to nan Pixel 8a, but it’s safe to presume that astatine least some of them will.

Google Pixel 8a: battery

Possible renders showing nan Google Pixel 8a.Smart Prix

The Pixel 7a is equipped pinch a 4,385mAh battery, which is really somewhat smaller than nan 1 featured successful nan Pixel 6a. A akin size accommodation whitethorn hap for nan Pixel 8a, but nan wide artillery capacity is not expected to change.

Google promises a day’s worthy of artillery life pinch nan Pixel 7a, and this is apt to stay nan aforesaid pinch nan adjacent model. The Pixel 7a besides supports 18W accelerated charging via cablegram and 7.5W wireless charging; these features are besides expected to beryllium retained.

Google Pixel 8a: package and updates

Android 14 logo connected nan Google Pixel 8 Pro.Joe Maring / Digital Trends

A cleanable type of Android 14 is expected to grace nan Pixel 8a, conscionable for illustration nan Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. What isn’t known is whether Google will committedness 7 years of operating strategy updates, characteristic drops, and wide support, arsenic it does pinch these much costly handsets.

Like nan Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, nan Pixel 7a includes 5 years of package support, which consists of 3 years of Android OS updates and 5 years of monthly information updates.

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