Google Pixel 8a Leaks Early in Official Google Fi Ad

The Google Pixel 8a, the upcoming mid-tier phone in Google's Pixel lineup, has been the subject of numerous leaks recently. Now, it seems we might have gotten a glimpse of the device a little earlier than expected, thanks to an advertisement for Google's Fi wireless service.

Pixel 8a Spotted in Google Fi Ad:

The ad showcases a phone in two colors, blue and off-white, with a dual-camera setup on the back. But how can we be certain it's the Pixel 8a and not the regular Pixel 8?

There are a couple of giveaways. First, the Pixel 8 doesn't come in blue or white. Additionally, the design in the ad doesn't show the microphone positioned near the cameras, which is present on the Pixel 8.
Google Pixel 8a Leaks
Google Pixel 8a Leaks
While it's unclear whether Google accidentally included the Pixel 8a in the ad, it does give us a possible look at the phone's design.

Pixel 8a Specifications (Expected):

The Google Fi ad itself didn't reveal any specific details about the Pixel 8a's features. However, based on previous rumors, here's what we can expect:
  • Processor: Tensor G3 chip, the same as the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB options
  • Cameras: 64MP main sensor with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 13MP front-facing camera
  • Battery: Faster charging capabilities, rumored to be 27W compared to the 18W seen in previous Pixel A models


The early appearance of the Pixel 8a in a Google Fi ad has generated excitement among fans. With a rumored faster refresh rate display, the same powerful Tensor G3 chip as its higher-end siblings, and potentially faster charging, the Pixel 8a seems to be shaping up to be a compelling mid-range option.