In a typical Google fashion, live images of the Pixel 8a have surfaced, despite the device not being scheduled for launch until sometime in 2024.
These images, which appear to be authentic, surfaced shortly after the device’s appearance on Geekbench. The images show the Pixel 8a in a blue color, featuring a rear design that aligns with the aesthetics of the previous two generations, Pixel 6 and 7. While the protruding camera module remains consistent, there is a notable change on the front.
The most noticeable change is the overall chassis design, which has transitioned to a more rounded shape, departing from the relatively sharp corners of the previous models. Unfortunately, it appears that the bezels have also been modified, and they now appear noticeably thicker based on the leaked images.
This adjustment might present a challenge for the device, especially considering its budget-oriented positioning. However, it’s worth noting that this model is likely based on an early prototype, so the final design could differ, especially since the predecessors didn’t have bezels nearly this thick.
The leak also mentions the Tensor G3 in the X post (formerly known as Twitter), indicating that the device will be equipped with Google’s yet-to-be-released SoC. This SoC is expected to power the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, which are scheduled for release in October, a development that was highly anticipated.