Google Pixel 8a announced: affordable phone with flagship features

Google unveils Pixel 8a, mid-range phone priced at $499. Available May 14. 6.1-inch pOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, 2,000 nits peak brightness. Tensor G3 processor, 8GB RAM. Rear cameras: 64MP main, 13MP ultrawide. Android with seven years of updates. 128GB and 256GB storage options.

Google Pixel 8a announced: affordable phone with flagship features

The Google Pixel 8a, a mid-range smartphone priced at $499, was unveiled by Google today. It will be available for purchase starting May 14.

The Pixel 8a has a 6.1-inch pOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. It is powered by the Tensor G3 processor and has 8GB of RAM. The phone is available in four colors: Obsidian (black), Porcelain (beige), Bay (dark blue), and Aloe (green).

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The Pixel 8a has a rear camera system consisting of a 64MP main sensor and a 13MP ultrawide sensor. The front-facing camera has a 13MP sensor with a wider field of view than the Pixel 7a. The phone supports video recording at up to 4K resolution at 30 or 60 frames per second.

The Pixel 8a runs Android and will receive seven years of updates. It also includes features such as Face Unlock, Live Translate, and Car Crash Detection. The phone is available in two storage configurations: 128GB and 256GB.

The Pixel 8a is a significant upgrade over the Pixel 7a, offering a faster processor, a brighter display, and improved cameras. It is also available at a competitive price point, making it a good value proposition for budget-minded consumers.