Google has launched the Pixel 8a, the company’s latest Pixel smartphone, ahead of the Google I/O next week. The phone comes with a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, up to 2000 nits peak brightness, 40% brighter than Pixel 7a.

Google Pixel 8a launched

The Google Pixel 8a has a 6.1-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution. The refresh rate is upgraded to 120Hz from 90Hz and the peak brightness is now 2,000 nits which is up from 1,070 nits on its predecessor. The screen is shielded by Gorilla Glass 3.

The Pixel 8a has the same design as the premium Pixel 8 models. The corners are more rounded and there is a horizontal camera bridge. The smartphone is IP67-certified dust and water-resistant. There is an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

On the optics front, the Pixel 8a features a 64MP main camera with support for OIS and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There is a 13MP front-facing selfie snapper. It is capable of recording up to 4K videos with both front and rear cameras. There are a host of camera-related features like magic editor, best take, ultra HDR, and more.

Internally, the Pixel 8a is equipped with a Tensor G3 chipset. It packs 8GB RAM and is offered in 128GB and 256GB storage options. The smartphone draws its power from a 4,492mAh battery unit with support for 18W wired charging and wireless charging. Software-wise, the device runs on Android 14 OS with 7 years of guaranteed updates.

Google Pixel 8a

The phone also gets AI features including Circle to Search, Pixel call assistance, and Gemini.

Google Pixel 8a Specifications

Display: 6.1-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR display, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 2000 nites peak brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Chipset: Google Tensor G3 processor with Titan M2 security chip

RAM/Storage: 8GB LPDDR5X RAM, 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage

OS: Android 14, 7 years of OS, security, and Feature Drop updates

SIM: Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)

Main Camera: 64MP rear camera with Quad PD Quad Bayer, f/1.89 aperture, LED flash, OIS, 13MP 120° Ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, up to 4K 60fps video recording

Selfie Camera: 13MP front camera with 96.5° ultra-wide lens, f/2.2 aperture, up to 4K 30fps video recording

Sensors: In-display fingerprint sensor

IP ratings: Water and dust Resistant (IP67)

Multimedia: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones

Dimensions: 152.1x 72.7×8.9mm

Weight: 188g

Connectivity: 5G SA/NA (n1/2/3/5/7/8/12/20/26/28/38/40/41/66/75/76/77/78), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, NavIC, USB Type C 3.2, NFC

Battery: 4492mAh battery with 18W wired fast charging, wireless charging

Google Pixel 8a Price and Availability

The Google Pixel 8a is offered in Bay, Aloe, Obsidian, and Porcelain colors.

Google Pixel 8a in colors

The smartphone costs at Rs. 52,999 (MRP) for the 128GB version and the 256GB version costs Rs. 59,999 (MRP). It is now available to order in India from Flipkart, with sales commencing at 6:30 AM IST on 14th May 2024.


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