Google Pixel 8a: Release Details, Features, and Pricing Insights

Google is preparing to unveil its next-gen affordable Pixel smartphone at the 2024 Google I/O Conference on May 14th and it comes in the form of the Google Pixel 8a.

Speculation has been rife for the past few weeks that the upcoming handset will build on the strengths of the Pixel 7a and offer users yet another powerful yet affordable smartphone experience. Moreover, the handset will also draw inspiration from the Pixel 8 Series and showcase enhanced AI capabilities, a curvier design, and more.

With that said, let me show you a detailed overview of the rumors, expected features, and pricing insights that I have come across ahead of the Google Pixel 8a release.

Expected features of the Google Pixel 8a

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The upcoming Google Pixel 8a is expected to borrow specific design cues from the Google Pixel 8 as it could sport curvier edges compared to the Pixel 7a. Unlike the Pixel 8, the Pixel 8a may come with a thicker bottom bezel to differentiate itself from higher-end models. It is rumored that the display will be a 6.1-inch AMOLED panel, which is the same size and resolution as the predecessor. However, the refresh rate is tipped to improve from 90Hz to 120Hz.

Under the hood, the handset is expected to come with an older version of the Tensor G3 chipset alongside the Mali-G715 GPU. Even though this is slightly older and not quite as powerful as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, this chipset is capable of handling everyday tasks with relative ease.

It is also expected to house a dual-camera setup similar to its predecessor, featuring a 64MP primary camera and a 13MP ultrawide shooter. The camera setup alongside Google’s advanced AI software is set to deliver exceptional image and video quality.

As per exclusive leaks from Android Headlines, one of the standout features in the upcoming release will be the inclusion of AI features found in the Pixel 8 lineup. Some of those features include Audio Magic Eraser, Best Take, Night Sight, and Circle to Search. The advanced AI capabilities will help enhance the overall user experience.

When is the Pixel 8a expected to be released?

Depending on the timeline of previous launches, the Google Pixel 8a is rumored to be arriving by mid-March. This fits in nicely with the Google I/O 2024 event, which is also taking place in a few weeks.

Pricing insights for the upcoming release

According to reports from PassionateGeekz, a reputed Canadian retailer, the Google Pixel 8a is expected to arrive in two variants – the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant that arrives with a price tag of around CAD 708.99 (around ₹42,830) whereas the second one is 8GB RAM/256GB storage variant that comes at a price of CAD 729.99 (around ₹47,900).

Remember, this information is only based on rumors and speculation and hasn’t been confirmed by Google. The finalized details might differ slightly upon the official release.

We hope this Google Pixel 8a guide helped you know more about the release details, rumored features, pricing insights, and more. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to mention them in the comments section.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
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Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learned how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports, and most importantly, technology. Aviral has been a regular writer for rootmygalaxy for over 6 years and has been covering games and Android guides. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, an iPhone 13, and a HP Pavilion laptop.

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