The Google Pixel 8a is expected to debut next year as the successor to the Pixel 7a that was unveiled this year. The more affordable version of the company's Pixel 8 isn't expected to be unveiled for a few more months — based on Google's previous mid-range phone launch schedule — but details of the phone have already started leaking online. A leaker has now leaked images of the alleged Pixel 8a, giving us an idea of what to expect in terms of design and dimensions.
Tipster David Kowalski (@xleaks7) leaked (with the help of Fandroid) A metallic mockup of the Pixel 8a on X (formerly known as Twitter), showing off the phone's front and back. It is currently unclear if the aluminum mock-up was created based on the leaked information, but it suggests that the Pixel 8a will feature a design very similar to the Pixel 8.
The image of the mock unit shows the alleged Pixel 8a, which has a display with thick bezels – they appear larger than the Pixel 8 – and a center-aligned punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. Its dimensions are 153.44 x 72.74 x 8.94 mm, which is similar to its predecessor.
The second image shared by the commander shows the rear of the Pixel 8a, which suggests a dual rear camera setup. The detailed specifications of the camera are not known. The Pixel 7a was equipped with a 64-megapixel primary camera and a 13-megapixel secondary ultra-wide camera.
Last month, leaked renders of the Pixel 8a surfaced online, suggesting that it will sport a 6.1-inch display. As a result, the mid-range phone could be slightly smaller than the Pixel 8, which was recently launched in India and global markets alongside the Pixel 8 Pro. These leaked images also show the Pixel 8a sporting a larger bezel than the standard model.
At the time, leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) claimed that the Pixel 8a would measure 152.1 x 72.6 x 8.9mm – smaller than its predecessor's dimensions. This tipster has a better track record when it comes to leaking smartphone details before they're announced, but we can expect to have more details about the phone months before its launch.