Mid-range Pixel 8A rumored to get underclocked Tensor G3 chipset, adapt the looks of its big brother

Made by Google event saw the release of flagship Pixel 8 series loaded with the in-house third-generation Tensor G3 chip. The smartphones come with some unique features to lure buyers who have the iPhone 15 and Galaxy S23 series in their crosshairs. This time around, Google has gone that extra mile in fine-tuning its hardware and software for the best user experience so far.

If the flagship Pixel 8 series is a bit out of bounds for you in terms of budget, then there’s good news. Already, the leak of the Pixel 8A phone slated for release in the coming months is in the cloud. The more affordable, mid-range device has made an appearance in the form of CAD renders.

Designer: Google

The rendered images clearly show the adaptation of rounded corners of the flagship Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro phones. This leak comes courtesy of OnLeaks and Smartpix who’ve released the legit renders of the 6.1-inch display smartphone with centered selfie camera. If you remember, a couple of weeks earlier trusted tipster Abhishek Yadav also leaked the renders of the budget Pixel 8 smartphone. Back then, the curvy design was a bit hard to believe, but ever since the release of the Pixel 8 series, Abhishek’s information now sounds legit.

As per both these leaks, the Pixel 8A codenamed Akita should get the Tensor G3 chipset like its bigger brothers. The only difference, the chipset will be underclocked on the upcoming phone. The screen on this rumored Google device has more prominent bezels and the camera module seems more or less similar. It will measure the same as the Pixel 7A, which is 152.1 x 72.6 x 8.9 mm. Out of the box, the Pixel 8A will get Android 14 with 7 years of updates and should have 8GB RAM.

From the renders, it can be confirmed, that the smartphone will at least get the carbon black, rose gold and cool blue color options. More information is expected to flow in about the Pixel 8A phone in the coming weeks, What’s the pricing (most likely less than $500), date of launch, and features that’ll make it a worthy upgrade over the Pixel 7A, should be clearer at that time.