It is not a secret anymore that the best-selling Google Pixels are the budget Pixels. This year, we got the Pixel 7a, featuring the Google Tensor G2 chipset, a 90Hz OLED display, a 64MP camera, and more for $499. In 2024, we are getting the Google Pixel 8a, and while we are still in 2023, we got the renders of the Pixel 8a today, courtesy of OnLeaks, who shared them with SmartPrix. The renders reveal some notable design upgrades over the Pixel 7a.
As the renders reveal, the Pixel 8a has quite thick bezels, thicker than any Google Pixel phone in the past couple of years. While the side bezels are already thick, the bottom bezel is even thicker. There is a hole punch for the selfie camera.
The rest of the design is identical to the Google Pixel 8. Unlike the Pixel 7a’s boxy design, the phone has a rounded design.
There is a dual camera setup on the rear placed in the camera visor. It is also worth noting that the camera visor is not part of the frame as on the Pixel 8. This was the case with the Pixel 7a as well.
There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom and the speaker grill. The dimensions are 152.1 x 72.6 x 8.9mm, meaning the Google Pixel 8a is slightly slimmer (8.9mm vs 9mm) and narrower (72.6mm vs 72.9mm) than the Pixel 7a. The display size is around 6.1-inch, the same as the Pixel 7a.
So far, what we know about the Google Pixel 8a includes the codename “Akita” and the chipset, the Tensor G3. It is also reported that the Pixel 8a has an underclocked version of the Tensor G3, which is quite interesting.
As always, the phone should launch at the Google I/O 2024.