December 8, 2023

Google released the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro models less than a week ago, but we’re already seeing a leak of the upcoming budget version. According to renders from OnLeaks and Smartprix, the Pixel 8a shares the rounded design of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, while retaining the camera module from the current Pixel 7a.

The Pixel 8a should be a bit smaller and slimmer than before, but will carry the same 6.1-inch display. The rear module houses two cameras, while the front has a hole-punch camera design as before. The bezels appear to be relatively thin, with just a small chin on the bottom.

Pixel 8a leak shows smaller model with rounded edges

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The design shown may be based on CAD drawings, but it looks identical to a leaked physical model shown last month by Abhishek Yadav. If both end up matching the real model, we’re seeing a premium design on a phone that should be considerably cheaper than the $800 and $1,000 Pixel 8/Pixel 8 Pro models (the Pixel 7a cost $500 at launch). If Google follows the same script as before, it will also carry the same Tensor G3 chips as the more expensive models. As far as what other features it will share (or lack), we’ll have to wait for the announcement — or further leaks.

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