Google’s latest flagship phones have barely hit the market, and already, the tech world is abuzz with chatter about Google’s next mid-range Pixel: the Google Pixel 8a. While its official launch date isn’t slated until May next year, the shroud of mystery surrounding this device is gradually unraveling, thanks to some tantalizing renders shared by the reliable sources of OnLeaks and SmartPrix.
These two sources have a track record of spilling the beans on Google’s forthcoming products. Lending considerable credibility to the images that have now surfaced, offering us a sneak peek into the highly-anticipated Pixel 8a.
Google Pixel 8a: A Refreshing Change in Design
The most striking departure from its predecessors evident in these renders is the Google Pixel 8a’s sleek and rounded edges. This design choice marks a significant aesthetic shift from the square-edged appearance of previous members in the Pixel lineup. It’s a refreshing change that not only gives the device a more modern look. But also allows Google to craft a smaller, more compact product.
In essence, the Google Pixel 8a will be more petite, thinner, and less wide than its forerunner, the Pixel 7a. Boasting dimensions of 152.1 x 72.6 x 8.9 mm. This reduction in size doesn’t come at the expense of screen real estate. As the Pixel 8a will continue to sport a 6.1-inch display, identical to its predecessor. The trimmed-down bezels surrounding the display contribute to this space-efficient design.
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Turning our attention to the rear of the device, we find the familiar bar housing the Google Pixel 8a’s camera setup. As seen in previous iterations, there will be just two lenses. Although specific details about these lenses are still under wraps.
What has been publicly available, in addition to these images, is the inclusion of the Tensor G3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and an out-of-the-box Android 14 experience. Also worth noting is the codename assigned by Google to this project: Akita.
As the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have officially made their way to markets, we can reasonably anticipate that the Pixel 8a will follow suit. However, eager fans will have to exercise patience, as it’s unlikely to hit the Portuguese market before mid-next year. In the meantime, as the launch date draws nearer, we can look forward to uncovering more intriguing details about this promising Android smartphone. Stay tuned for updates as the anticipation builds for Google’s Pixel 8a.