Google has recently launched its new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones, but it seems that a more affordable version is already in the works. Unofficial renders of the Pixel 8A, created by OnLeaks and Smartprix, have been released, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming device.
The Pixel 8A shares a similar design to the Pixel 8, featuring two rear cameras and a hole-punch selfie camera. It also retains the curvy design seen in the other new Pixel phones. In September, Abhishek Yadav even shared real-life photos of the Pixel 8A, confirming the accuracy of the leaked renders.
Initially, some journalists were skeptical of the rounded design shown in the images. However, the leaked renders and the released photos are nearly identical, proving that Google did indeed opt for a curvier design for its Pixel 8 and 8 Pro handsets.
It is commendable to see that Google is continuing to give its affordable phones a premium look. According to reports, the company stated that it is not currently interested in producing a budget phone, indicating its commitment to maintaining a high-quality and premium image for its devices.
Both Yadav and Smartprix speculate that the Pixel 8A will be equipped with the same Tensor G3 chip as its siblings. However, it remains uncertain if they have insider information regarding this aspect. Considering that Google has reserved certain software features for the Pro version of the Pixel 8, one wonders what features the Pixel 8A might miss out on.
Overall, the arrival of the Pixel 8A offers a more budget-friendly option for consumers who are keen on experiencing Google’s latest smartphone technology. With its similar design to the higher-end models and potentially similar specifications, it’s likely to be an appealing choice for those looking for a more affordable smartphone option.