Google Pixel 8a: Expected Launch, Price and Specs

Google’s upcoming budget-friendly smartphone, the Pixel 8a, is expected to be unveiled at the company’s annual Google I/O 2024 event next month. Leaks suggest the Pixel 8a might see a slight price increase compared to its predecessor.

Price and Availability (Rumored)

A Canadian retailer listing suggests the Pixel 8a could start at CAD 708.99 (around Rs. 42,830) for the 128GB variant, with the 256GB model costing CAD 792.99 (roughly Rs. 47,900). In India, the Pixel 8a is expected to be priced between Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,000 more than its predecessor, the Pixel 7a, which launched at Rs. 43,999.

Also Read: Google Launches Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Expected Specifications

  • Processor: Google Tensor G3 chip, similar to the Pixel 8 series, enabling on-device AI features.
  • Display: 6.1-inch OLED display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Connectivity: 5G and 4G LTE support.
  • Cameras: Dual rear camera system with a 64-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor.
  • Build: Dimensions similar to Pixel 7a (around 153.44 x 72.74 x 8.94mm). Expected to have IP dust and water resistance and support wireless charging.
  • Software: Latest Android 14 out of the box.
  • Specific AI functionalities of the Pixel 8a compared to the Pixel 8 series are unclear.
  • Color options for the Pixel 8a are yet to be revealed.

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Google Pixel 8a appears to be an iterative upgrade over the Pixel 7a, offering a potentially faster processor, a smoother display, and an improved main camera. The price increase might be a point to consider, but Google’s Pixel series is known for its clean software experience and exceptional camera capabilities, making the Pixel 8a a compelling option for those seeking a powerful and affordable Google phone.

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