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Google Pixel 8a promo leak hints at support for Best Take, Live Translate and other AI features

Leaked promotional video reveals Google Pixel 8a's AI features ahead of Google I/O event. Google’s budget-friendly phone is expected to launch in May.

| Updated on: Apr 29 2024, 13:10 IST
From Google Pixel 8a to Android 15, what to expect at Google I/O 2024
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1/5 Google I/O 2024 time and place: Google has announced that its annual developer conference will kick off on May 14 at 10:30 PM IST or 10:00 AM PT. If last year's trend continues, it is likely to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater at the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. (Google)
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2/5 1. Artificial intelligence: During this year's conference, artificial intelligence (AI) could yet again take center stage, especially after Google already made several major AI announcements this year including Gemini and Gemma, its families of Large Language Models (LLMs). (Google)
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3/5 2. Google Pixel 8a: Google is also likely to showcase its upcoming affordable smartphone, the Pixel 8a. It will be the latest entry into the Google Pixel 8 series which already has the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. In January, an alleged Pixel 8a retail box was spotted online which hints at a Pixel 8-esque design of the rumoured smartphone. (Representative Image) (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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4/5 Android 15: The Android 14 rollout began last year and more and more devices are getting it. What does this mean? We could potentially see some Android 15-related unveilings or announcements at Google I/0 2024, especially now that the Preview Phase 1 seems to have kicked off. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Other announcements: Apart from this, Google could also make announcements related to its other services including Gmail, Photos, Maps and Workspace. (Unsplash)
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Google Pixel 8a smartphone leaks reveal exciting AI features and sleek design details ahead of launch. (Google)

Google is gearing up to unveil its budget-friendly Pixel smartphone, the Google Pixel 8a, at the upcoming Google I/O event next month. Before the official announcement, various leaks and speculations about the forthcoming smartphone have emerged, shedding light on its key features and design. The latest leak comes in the form of promotional video, which reveals the Google AI functionalities that the Pixel 8a will offer.

Leaked Google Pixel 8a AI Features

A leaked marketing video of the Google Pixel 8a by Google, leaked byOnLeaks (via MySmartPrice), prominently features the Google AI branding from the outset.


Google Pixel 8a Circle To Search

The first highlighted feature is Best Take, allowing users to select different facial expressions for individuals in the current photo. It draws expressions from a series of recently captured burst photos, a feature already available on certain Google Pixel devices within Google Photos > Edit > Tools > Best Take.

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Following that, Circle To Search is demonstrated, a functionality already present on specific Pixel and Galaxy smartphones. This feature enables users to initiate a search for any item on the screen by circling it with their finger. Circle To Search can be activated by long-pressing the home button or navigation handle.

Google Pixel 8a Live Translate and Audio Magic Eraser

Live Translate is showcased next, offering real-time translations for foreign language audio and conversations, with the ability to point at text for translation. This feature is currently accessible on Google Pixels within Settings > System and is also available on select Galaxy devices.

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The video also introduces Audio Magic Eraser, enabling users to selectively eliminate various background noises from video clips, accessible within the Edit menu in Google Photos on select devices.

Finally, the Pixel 8a is presented in white, black, and blue colours towards the end of the video, consistent with previously leaked renders and design hints. The phone is expected to be launched in May.

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First Published Date: 29 Apr, 13:10 IST