Pixel 8a Leaks Again: Google’s Worst-Kept Secret Revealed

What you should know


  • Google’s Pixel 8a has been extensively leaked, revealing details such as its anticipated debut on May 14 during Google’s I/O developer conference and its appearance in four colors: Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, and Mint.
  • The Pixel 8a is expected to feature Google’s Tensor G3 chipset, a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1,400 nits peak brightness, and ship with Android 14, promising seven years of software support.
  • Speculated hardware improvements for the Pixel 8a include a 64 MP primary rear camera, a 13 MP ultrawide camera, a larger 4,500 mAh battery with 27W wired charging, and a potentially higher price point than its predecessor, the Pixel 7a.
  • Despite efforts to keep it under wraps, the Pixel 8a has been unintentionally featured in a Google Fi Wireless ad and on a US carrier website, fueling further speculation and interest ahead of its official announcement.


Full Story

Oh, Google. You and your leaky ship. The Pixel 8a is making waves, and not in the way you’d hope. It’s like every detail about this phone is on a billboard somewhere. And we’re not even at its big reveal, set for May 14 at Google’s I/O developer bash.

Pixel 8a, huh? Sounds familiar. MysteryLupin, some user on X, dropped what they claim are the latest looks of this phone. GSMArena picked it up, showing off the phone in four colors. Yeah, you heard that right. Four.

Now, if you’re always nose-deep in tech gossip, you might’ve seen some of these images already. They were… okay-ish? Not the crispest. But hey, they spilled the beans on the colors: Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, and Mint. Mint’s the newbie here, fresh from the Pixel 8 lineup.

Inside this baby? Google’s Tensor G3 chipset. It’s like the brains of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro had a kid. And the screen? A 6.1-inch OLED beauty with a 90Hz refresh rate. It’s like staring into the sun with its 1,400 nits of brightness.

Out of the box, this thing runs Android 14. And get this—seven years of software support. Till 2031. That’s like, forever in tech years.

Camera-wise, we’re talking a 64 MP main shooter and a 13 MP ultrawide. The battery’s beefier than the Pixel 7a’s, at 4,500 mAh. And it charges at 27W. Fast, right?

But here’s the kicker: it might cost more than the 7a. Ouch.

Despite all the hush-hush, Google kinda let the cat out of the bag themselves. A Google Fi Wireless ad? Really? And then it popped up on a US carrier’s site. It’s practically a celebrity now, starring in memes and whatnot.

So, yeah. That’s the Pixel 8a for you. Leaked to high heaven but still managing to stir up some excitement. Classic Google move, right?

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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