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Google launches Pixel 8a with Tensor G3 silicon; India availability and price details

Google is offering the Pixel 8a in four colours- aloe, bay, obsidian, and porcelain-- with prices starting at Rs 52,999 in India.
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Last Updated : 07 May 2024, 18:03 IST
Last Updated : 07 May 2024, 18:03 IST

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The long rumoured Pixel 8a was expected to make its debut at Google I/O 2024 event next week on May 14. However, to everyone’s surprise, Google on Tuesday (May 7) unveiled the Pixel 8a in a press note just an hour after Apple showcased the all-new iPad Air and iPad Pro with Pencil Pro

The new Pixel 8a takes inspiration from the premium Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. It flaunts signature dual-camera visor on the back with aluminium enclosure.

On the front, it features a 6.1-inch full HD+(2400 x 1080p) OLED HDR display, 120Hz refresh rate, and supports up to 2000 nits peak brightness. It comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield, type-c port, in-display fingerprint sensor, hybrid dual-SIM (physical nano SIM + eSIM option) and IP67 rating. 

Inside, it houses Google’s proprietary Tensor G3 processor with Titan M2 security chip, 8GB LPDDR5X RAM, 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage, and a 4,492mAh battery with 18W wired fast charging, and wireless charging capabilities. 

The new Pixel 8a series.

The new Pixel 8a series.

Picture Credit: Google India

It boasts dual-camera module— 64MP rear camera with Quad PD Quad Bayer, f/1.89 aperture, OIS: Optical Image Stabilisation)+ 13MP 120-degree ultra-wide camera ( f/2.2 aperture, PDAF: Phase Detection Auto Focus) with LED flash. It can support up to 4K at 60fps (frames per second) video recording. Featuring 13MP front camera (with 96.5-degree ultra-wide lens (f/2.2), it supports up to 4K at 30fps video recording.

Like premium Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, the latest Tensor G3-powered Pixel 8a also boasts generative Artificial Intelligence (gen AI)-based photography tools such as magic editor, audio magic eraser, best take, photo unblur, night sight and more. 

The Pixel 8a runs on pure Android 14 and is guaranteed to get seven Android OS updates with security patches and Pixel feature drops every quarter.

The new Pixel 8a series.

The new Pixel 8a series.

Photo Credit: Google India

Furthermore, the Pixel 8a supports Gemini AI chatbot, circle to search feature, live translations and real-time audio transcription and more. 

Google is offering the Pixel 8a in four colours- aloe, bay, obsidian, and porcelain. And, comes in two variants— 128GB and 256GB— for Rs 52,999 and Rs 59,999, respectively. It is slated to be made available exclusively on Flipkart on May 14 in India.

As part of the launch offers, prospective buyers can claim up to Rs 4,000 discount or go for 12 months no-cost EMI options with select bank cards.

There is also exchange deals worth up to Rs 9,000 on select smartphone models.

And, those who pre-order Pixel 8a, can get Pixel Buds A-Series for just Rs 999 (MRP: Rs 3,999)

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Published 07 May 2024, 18:03 IST

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