Google recently unveiled the Pixel 8 series globally. The leaks around its mid-range Pixel phone dubbed the Pixel 8a, have also started doing the rounds.
According to the new CAD renders shared by OnLeaks via Smartprix, the Pixel 8a looks highly similar to the premium models. This is especially true with its rear visor, which accommodates two cameras and has its LED flash module positioned similarly to the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. What’s notably different and has been tipped and rumored before is that the Pixel 8a features rounded edges, which seem to be inspired by some earlier iPhones. This is a significant design change from the Pixel 7a, which featured square corners.
The 6.1-inch Pixel 8a also appears to have two rear cameras and a hole-punch selfie camera, similar to the flagship Pixel phones. Its design also follows the curvy aesthetic introduced with the other new Pixel models. Regarding the display, the Pixel 8a might sport a full HD+ panel and have a 2.5D curved cover glass.
Another exciting aspect of the Pixel 8a is that it might be powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor clocked at a lower frequency for better thermal and battery performance. It could also come with seven years of software support, a significant departure from the Pixel 7a, with just three years of support.
As for its other specs, the Pixel 8a might feature a 2,600mAh battery, enough to last a day of use with average usage. It might also come with 4GB of RAM, which is enough for most users. Lastly, the Pixel 8a might come in a variety of colors, which includes a dark blue shade that closely resembles that of the Pixel 7a.
It is worth noting that despite this early set of images, the Pixel 8a is expected to launch in May 2024 at the earliest. The Pixel A-series phones usually debut in May at Google I/O. Nonetheless, the design spotted here is quite convincing, and it looks like it keeps its design language consistent with the other Pixel phones.