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Google Pixel 8a tipped to get a price hike! Know how much it could cost at launch

Google Pixel 8a is expected to get a price hike when it launches, perhaps due to the inclusion of an upgraded chipset and more AI features. Know how much the Google Pixel 8a could cost at launch.

| Updated on: Mar 07 2024, 14:15 IST
Google Pixel 8 series clinches best smartphone award at MWC 2024
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1/5 The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona concluded on a high note with the prestigious Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) honouring outstanding achievements in the mobile industry. This year's ceremony featured 28 awards across six categories, with a spotlight on groundbreaking devices that have redefined the smartphone landscape. (MWC)
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2/5 Best Smartphone: Earning the title of "Best Smartphone" at the GLOMO awards was the Google Pixel 8 series. Outshining competitors such as the iPhone 15 Pro series, Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup, Samsung Z Flip5, and the OnePlus Open/Oppo Find N3, the Pixel 8 series received acclaim for its exceptional performance, innovation, and leadership. The award specifically recognizes smartphones launched between January 2023 and December 2023. (MWC)
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3/5 In the category of Breakthrough Device Innovation, the spotlight turned to Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Judges acknowledged this chipset for its core hardware and software innovation within smartphones. Despite tough competition from other notable innovations, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 emerged as a pioneer in shaping the future of mobile devices. (Reuters)
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4/5 Best Connected Consumer Device: Securing the title of "Best Connected Consumer Device" was the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. Among a diverse lineup of contenders, including the Motorola Defy 2, HTC Vive XR Elite, Huawei Watch Ultimate, and RayNeo Air2 XR Glasses, the Samsung tablet stood out as the ultimate everyday consumer electronic device. Judges praised its new and smart applications, efficiencies, and functionalities, whether at home or on the move. (Bloomberg)
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5/5 The grand finale of the GLOMO awards, the "Best in Show" recognition, was bestowed upon the Honor Magic V2 RSR Porsche Design. Although initially introduced in China, the international audience witnessed its unveiling in Barcelona during the Honor keynote on February 25. This innovative product showcased a perfect blend of design, technology, and international appeal, capping off the Mobile World Congress with a celebration of excellence and ingenuity. (Reuters)
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Check out the expected upcoming Google Pixel 8a price. (Google)

Rumours about the Google Pixel 8a in terms of expected design, features and other metrics have been surfacing for quite a while now. Now, a new leak has emerged which highlights the expected price of the upcoming Google Pixel 8a. As of now, no launch date has been officially announced. That said, previous leaks have given us a glimpse of what the smartphone could offer and what it could look like. If you're curious about the Google Pixel 8a price, then check out what the current leaks say about the pricing.

Google Pixel 8a price

According to a German publication Winfuture, Google Pixel 8a will likely be announced with internal storage of 128 GB or 256GB. Along with storage, the prices of the smartphone were also speculated in European currency. The report speculates that the Google Pixel 8a is likely to be priced at 569.90 euros for the 128GB while the 256GB variant may be priced at 630 euros. The leaked prices hint at a slight price hike when compared to its predecessor, the Google Pixel 7a. Last year the Pixel 7a was priced at 509 euros which is $499 in the US. Therefore, we could expect a 60 euro price hike with the Google Pixel 8a.

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Last year also, Google bumped the price of the Pixel 7a in comparison to the Pixel 6a. However, there were significant improvements with the new generation of smartphones. Continuing this trend, the Google Pixel 8a is expected to get upgrades in terms of chipset and AI features.

Google Pixel 8a: expected specs

According to a Tom's Guide report, the Pixel 8a is expected to come with a 6.1-inch OLED display with up to 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone will likely be powered by Google's in-house Tensor G3 chipset. The device may also support already-existing AI features such as the Magic Editor. The information about this device is very limited and is based on unofficial reports, therefore, we may have to wait for the official launch to know what Google has planned for the new Pixel 8a.

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First Published Date: 07 Mar, 14:14 IST