Major Google Pixel 8a leaks highlight features and software update promise

Google Pixel 8a in four colors
(Image credit: AndroidHeadlines)

What you need to know

  • New promotional images of the Pixel 8a leak ahead of Google I/O event.
  • It confirms the device’s Tensor G3 chipset, IP67 rating, and other notable AI features.
  • The Pixel 8a is also confirmed to come with a seven-year security update promise, just like the Pixel 8 series.
  • In addition to images, a promo video has also been leaked.

The Pixel 8a launch is likely just around the corner as we approach Google I/O 2024, and a new leak spills the beans on what we can expect from the device.

The leak comes from Android Headlines, which shares additional new renders of the Pixel 8a in all colors — the Obsidian, Porcelain, Mint, and Bay — along with the accompanying cases and some promotional images of the next mid-range Android phone from Google. 

Some of the popular Pixel’s signature AI features can be seen on the upcoming Pixel 8a, including “Best Take,” which combines similar photos into one. Audio Magic Eraser, which can extract sounds from videos, is also coming to the upcoming handset. Other features include Night Sight, Astrophotography, Circle to Search, and more.

Per the promotional images, the other notable things to expect from the Pixel 8a include the incorporation of Google Tensor G3 and fast charging support up to 30W.

Additionally, the phone will include an IP67 rating, the same as the Pixel 7a, meaning it should be relatively safe from slips, spills, and dust. Like the Pixel 8 series, the Pixel 8a also appears to have seven years of security updates, per the promotional images, which is quite impressive for a mid-range phone.

To corroborate the images, reliable leaker @Onleaks has also provided a promotional video of the Pixel 8a that showcases the aforementioned features as well as the phone's design.

Lastly, while we expect the device to be unveiled at Google I/O 2024, Android Headlines hints at the sale to take place on May 16, citing the date showcased on the home screen of the Pixel 8a on the shared marketing material.

The latest promotional material leak follows the live hands-on video from early this week, showcasing the Pixel 8a in striking Blue and Mint hues.

Vishnu Sarangapurkar
News Writer

Vishnu works as a freelance News Writer for Android Central. For the past four years, he's been writing about consumer technology, primarily involving smartphones, laptops, and every other gizmo connected to the Internet. When he is away from keyboard, you can see him going on a long drive or chilling on a couch binge-watching some crime series.