Google Pixel 8a Dummy Unit hints at a round design, dual rear camera setup

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.

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Pixel 8a has leaked to hint at the smartphone's design
Photo Credit: David Kowalski (@xleaks7)

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.

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