There have been a lot of leaks about Google’s upcoming Pixel 8a lately. Its spec sheet was released a few days ago, shortly after another one. An ad for Google’s US carrier may have even shown us the Pixel 8a last week.

In today’s leak, both the back and the front of the phone are shown in the colorway Google is calling Obsidian (black these days). Taking a look at the back, we see the camera ‘visor’ running from one side of the frame to the other, with two sensors and an LED flash array. There’s not much else to see, other than the minimal G branding.

The screen bezels look quite large on the front, especially the chin – and are quite large for this price point. However, most people will praise Google’s software and cameras, so it might get away with it. There isn’t much difference between the Pixel 8a and Pixel 7a when it comes to bezels – it’s just that some of the Pixel 8a’s competitors in Europe and Asia have smaller ones.

In comparison to its predecessor, the corners are rounded this time. The Pixel 8a is also expected to come in Porcelain (white) and Bay (blue).


Google Pixel 8a will have a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It’s expected that the phone will be powered by the same chipset found in the Pixel 8 smartphones. With 128GB and 256GB storage options, it runs Android 14 out of the box.

At the back, the Pixel 8a features a 13MP ultra-wide camera with OIS and a 64MP primary camera with OIS. The front camera might have 13MP for selfies. Pixel 7a has the same camera setup. There is also a possibility that the smartphone will pack a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging capability.