Google’s upcoming mid-range Pixel 8a is set to make its debut next year, most likely during the Google I/O developer conference in May 2024. Images of a dummy unit of the Pixel 8a have recently surfaced, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the new device.
The dummy unit, made of metal and non-functional, has the same specifications as the real Pixel 8a, and is often used by case makers based on rumors to jumpstart the production of accessories. Although the accuracy of the dummy unit is uncertain, it does show some design differences compared to the Pixel 7a. The unit has more rounded edges and larger bezels, with two cameras on the back and a centered hole-punch camera in the front.
Rumored specs for the Pixel 8a include a 6.1-inch display, the same as the Pixel 7a, and dimensions that suggest a slightly larger screen than its predecessor. The phone is expected to be powered by Google’s Tensor G3 SoC, with 8GB of RAM and Android 14 out of the box.
The Pixel A-series has gained a strong following for its photography capabilities and affordable price tags. As more leaks and news about the Pixel 8a emerge in the coming months, the anticipation for Google’s new mid-range phone continues to build. This phone is expected to widen the gap between the Pixel 8a and the Pixel 8 with high-end specifications and an affordable price point. Stay tuned for more updates on the Pixel 8a as we approach its official release next year.