Google Pixel 8a is Now Official but It’s Still Not Available in PH

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Google has just introduced the Pixel 8a, the latest member of the Pixel A series devices.

Google Pixel 8a

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The latest member of the A series is built around a 6.1-inch Actua OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 2400×1800 resolution. The panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and houses the 13MP front camera in a punch hole on the top center.

Rounding out the cameras are a 64MP main and a 13MP ultrawide snapper around the back. As it is a Pixel device, you can enjoy astrophotography timelapse, 240fps slow motion, fused video stabilization, Cinematic Pan, 5x digital zoom, and more.

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It also brings editing tools like Magic Editor, Best Take, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, and Real Tone, to name a few.

Under the hood, it is powered by the Tensor G3 chipset and offers up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The device features a 4492mAh battery which is said to deliver up to 24+ hours of use.

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Other features include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, USB 3.2 connectivity, nano + eSIM support, and IP67 rating.

Here is a quick rundown of the specs:

Display6.1-inch 2400x1800p Actua OLED
120Hz refresh rate
ProcessorGoogle Tensor G3
RAM8GB LPDDR5x
Storage128/256GB UFS 3.1
Rear Camera64MP main (f/1.89)
13MP ultrawide (f/2.2)
Front Camera13MP (f/2.2)
Battery4492mAh
18W fast charging
OSAndroid 14

FAQ

Q: What are the color options of the Pixel 8a?

A: The device comes in four colors – Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, and Aloe.

Q: What does the Pixel 8a compare to the Pixel 8?

A: Both devices are powered by the Google Tensor G3 chipset but the 8a is expected to have a more affordable price point in addition to toned-down specs. Moreover, the 8a is the smallest member in the Pixel 8 series with its 6.1-inch display.  

Q: How much is the Pixel 8a?

A: The Pixel 8a is available in the US in two variants. These are priced at:

  • 128GB – USD 499 (around PHP 28,600)
  • 256GB – USD 559 (around PHP 32,100)

*Prices in PHP are direct conversions using the exchange rate at the time the content was published. These are not indicative of actual local pricing and don’t include additional costs like taxes, etc.

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