Google Pixel 8a Dummy Unit Images Leak Before Official Launch

Google's Pixel 8a is expected to come out in the first half of 2024.

  • Google Pixel 8a Dummy unit images leaked on LinkedIn, revealing a more identical design to the Pixel 7a.
  • However, the dummy units indicate that the Pixel 8a might feature a more rounded design compared to its predecessor.
  • The Pixel’s distinctive camera bar is visible on the back, housing two sensors and a flash.

The Pixel A series stands out as the most popular and beloved lineup of smartphones from the search titan. Although the company introduced its flagship offerings, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro back in October, anticipation is building for their affordable variant – the Pixel 8a. While Google has not disclosed any details about its forthcoming A series device, recent leaked dummy images on LinkedIn provide insight into the device’s design.

Google Pixel 8a Dummy Images

The dummy units indicate that the Pixel 8a might feature a more rounded design compared to its predecessor. Reports also suggest that the device will be slightly slimmer yet slightly longer than the Pixel 7a, measuring 153.44 x 72.74 x 8.94mm. The front of the dummy unit shows that the device will continue to feature a punch-hole selfie camera, along with thick bezels around the display.

On the back, the distinctive camera bar is visible, housing two sensors and a flash. The handset’s right side seems to retain the familiar power button and volume rocker, as seen on other Pixel devices.

Google Pixel 8a Launch (Expected)

Following the pattern of Google’s A-series predecessors, the anticipated release window for Google’s Pixel 8a is the first half of 2024. We will get to know that as more details are expected to emerge in the upcoming months for the forthcoming device from Google.

Google Pixel 8a Specifications (Expected)

It’s still too early to know anything about the Pixel 8a. However, it is safe to assume that the upcoming A series device will likely come with Android 14 out of the box. Google has revised its upgrade commitment for its flagship Pixels this year, offering seven years of upgrades and security patches. Nevertheless, considering the Pixel 8a will be the most affordable among the three devices, one could anticipate a promise of three Android upgrades and five years of security patches.

The camera configuration of the Pixel 8 closely mirrors that of the Pixel 7, with the primary enhancement being the addition of a new sensor for the primary camera and broader apertures across the board. Given the inherent distinctions in the A series phones, replicating the exact camera system of the Pixel 8 for the Pixel 8a seems unfeasible. Consequently, one can anticipate either the retention of the same camera system found in the Pixel 7a or a slight improvement. For reference, the Pixel 7a featured a camera setup comprising a 64MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide snapper, and a 13MP selfie shooter.

Moreover, since the introduction of Google’s Tensor SoC in 2021, all A series phones have featured the corresponding mainline entry’s Tensor chip. Theoretically, this would imply that the Pixel 8a would be equipped with the Tensor G3.