Google Pixel 8a rumor roundup: Here’s everything you need to know


On May 14, Google will host its next 2024 I/O developers’ conference. Apart from making announcements on the next-generation Android 15 OS, the company is also expected to unveil the Pixel 8a mid-range phone. So far, the rumor mill has leaked a lot of information about the device. With around 15 days remaining for the launch, here is a rumor roundup of everything that has been revealed about it so far.

Google Pixel 8a leaked renders by AndroidHeadlines

1. Google Pixel 8a design

The Google Pixel 8a’s leaked renders have revealed that it will arrive in four colors, such as Obsidian, Mint, Porcelain, and Bay. In terms of design, the device will look like a toned-down version of the Pixel 8 series. In other words, it will not bring an overhaul improvement to the design as compared to the predecessor model. On the front, it has a flat OLED panel, and on the back, it has a horizontal camera module that houses a pair of cameras and an LED flash. It seems to have a polycarbonate body with rounded corners. 

2. Google Pixel 8a specifications (rumored)

Reports have revealed that the Pixel 8a will have a 6.1-inch OLED panel that offers a Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The device will come preloaded with Android 14 and is likely to be one of the first phones to get an Android 15 OS upgrade when it arrives later this year. A recent report claimed that the Pixel 8a may receive up to seven years of security updates.

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagship phones, which were released in October 2023, are powered by the Tensor G3 chipset. Speculation suggests that the Pixel 8 could either use the same chip or a down-clocked version of it. The SoC is likely to be accompanied by 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB / 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It may pack a 4,500mAh battery and support 27W fast charging. To recall, the Pixel 7a has a 4,380mAh battery with 18W charging support. Like its predecessor, the Pixel 8a is also expected to support 7.5W wireless charging.

For security, it will have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. It may continue to feature the same 13-megapixel front camera that’s available on the Pixel 7a. The horizontal camera bar on its back may feature a 64-megapixel primary camera with OIS support and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens. It might have an IP67-rated chassis for durability.

3. Google Pixel 8a price (rumored)

To recall, the Pixel 7a was announced with a price tag of CAD 599 in Canada for the 128 GB variant. There is a possibility that the Pixel 8a will command a costlier price tag compared to the Pixel 7a. A recent report suggests that the 128 GB and 256 GB editions of the Pixel 8a in Canada may cost CAD 710 and CAD 790, respectively.

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