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Pixel 8a

The Google Pixel 8a: A Budget-Friendly Powerhouse

The Google Pixel 8a: A Budget-Friendly Powerhouse

The Google Pixel 8a retains the signature look of the Pixel series with a horizontal camera island at the back, but with a twist – it has rounded corners and is slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessors.
– The OLED screen remains at 6.1 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, but the refresh rate has been increased to 120Hz, up from the Pixel 7a’s 90Hz display.
– The HDR-ready panel offers a peak brightness of up to 2,000 units and features a fingerprint sensor underneath.

Software and Updates

– The Pixel 8a ships with Android 14 and will receive Android 15 when it launches later this year.
– It includes AI features like Magic Editor and Circle to Search, as well as Gemini Nano for on-device AI tools (though limited to developer access).
– The big software change is its update policy – like the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, Google will deliver seven years of OS, security, and Feature Drop upgrades to the Pixel 8a, guaranteed support until 2031.

** Cameras and Hardware**

– The camera setup appears identical to last year’s phone, with a 64MP main camera and a 13MP 120-degree ultra-wide shooter for group shots.
– Google’s always working on improving its post-processing prowess, so expect great photos.
– The phone is powered by the Tensor G3 chip, which provides a fast and efficient performance.

Battery and Charging

– The Google Pixel 8a has a slightly bigger 4,492 mAh battery, claimed to last 24 hours on a single charge.
– It supports wireless charging, making it convenient to top up your battery.

Price and Release Date

– The Pixel 8a starts at the same price as its predecessor.
– Preorders are open, and it’ll start shipping to buyers on May 14.

Color Options

– The Pixel 8a comes in four color options: obsidian, porcelain, bay, and a new aloe color.
– The build is IP67-certified, with Gorilla Glass 3 and an aluminum frame to keep the device in good shape.

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