Google has just launched the Pixel 8a, the company's latest Pixel smartphone, in India ahead of Google I/O next week. The phone features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, up to 2000 nits peak brightness, 40% brighter than the Pixel 7a.

It is powered by Google Tensor G3 SoC and has a Titan M2 security chip. The phone runs Android 14 and will receive seven years of software support, including security updates and Android OS updates, the company said.

The phone has up to 8x Super Res zoom and features like Magic Eraser, Night Sight, Photo Unblur, Best Take and Circle to Search.

The Pixel 8a comes in two new A-series colors: the limited edition Aloe, Bay, as well as the classic Obsidian and Porcelain options. The phone features a refined and premium design with rounded edges, a matte back and a polished aluminum frame, Google said.

The Pixel 8a retains the 64MP, OIS rear camera along with a 13MP ultra-wide secondary camera and a 13MP front-facing camera, with 4K video recording for both the front and rear cameras.

The phone retains the IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, gets a new 256GB storage option, and packs a slightly bigger 4492mAh battery than the 7a's 4385mAh battery, and retains charging support 18W fast charging and also supports wireless charging.

Google Pixel 8a specifications
  • 6.1-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR display, 120 Hz refresh rate, up to 2000 nits maximum brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Google Tensor G3 processor with Titan M2 security chip
  • 8GB LPDDR5X RAM, 128GB/256GB storage (UFS 3.1)
  • Android 14, 7 years of OS, security and feature removal updates
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • Rear camera 64 MP with Quad PD Quad Bayer, f/1.89 aperture, LED flash, OIS, 13 MP 120° ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, video recording up to 4K at 60 fps
  • 13 MP front camera with 96.5 ° ultra-wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, video recording up to 4K at 30 fps
  • Fingerprint sensor on screen
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • Audio USB type C, stereo speakers, 2 microphones
  • Dimensions: 152.1x 72.7×8.9 mm; Weight: 188g
  • 5G SA/NA (n1/2/3/5/7/8/12/20/26/28/38/40/41/66/75/76/77/78), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, NavIC, USB Type C 3.2, NFC
  • 4492mAh battery with fast charging with 18W cable, wireless charging
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Prices and availability

The Google Pixel 8a is priced at Rs. 52,999 (MRP) for the 128GB version and the 256GB version costs Rs. 59,999 (MRP). It is now available to order in India via Flipkart, with sales starting at 6:30 AM IST on May 14, 2024.

Launch offers and pre-order offers

  • Bank offer of Rs. 4,000 12 months no cost EMI, available with select bank cards
  • Exchange bonus of Rs. 9,000 on select smartphone models
  • Pre-order offer: Buy Pixel Buds A-Series for Rs. 999 with a purchase of Pixel 8a anytime during the pre-order period (9:30 PM IST on 7 May 2024 to 6:30 AM IST on 14 May 2024).

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