Google Pixel 8a Price Leaked: Expect an 18% Increase Over Pixel 7a

The Google Pixel 8a, the upcoming mid-range phone from Google, has been the subject of numerous leaks recently. We've seen glimpses of its design and rumored features, but one crucial detail remained a mystery: the price. Well, that mystery is no more, thanks to a leak from a Canadian retailer.

Pixel 8a Priced Higher Than Pixel 7a:

Google Pixel 8a
Google Pixel 8a Design and Display
Tipster Paras, through PassionateGeekz, spotted the Pixel 8a listed on a Canadian retailer's website. The listing reveals the price of the 128GB base model to be CA$708.99, while the 256GB variant will cost CA$792.99. Compared to the Pixel 7a's CA$599 launch price for the 128GB model in Canada, the Pixel 8a represents an increase of roughly 18%.
Google Pixel 8a Price Leaked
Google Pixel 8a Price Leaked

Expected Specifications of the Pixel 8a:

While the retailer listing doesn't divulge other details, based on various leaks and rumors, here's what we can expect from the Pixel 8a:
  • Design: Matching the Pixel 8 with a familiar camera bump and rounded corners, the Pixel 8a is likely to come in multiple colors like Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay, and Mint.
  • Display: A significant upgrade is the rumored 120Hz refresh rate for the 6.1-inch OLED display, a first for Pixel A-series phones. It's also expected to boast a peak brightness of 1400 nits.
  • Performance: The Pixel 8a will reportedly be powered by a Google Tensor G3 processor (underclocked version) paired with 8GB of RAM and the Titan M security chip. It will boot with the latest Android 14.
  • Camera: The camera setup might be similar to the Pixel 7a's with a 64MP main sensor, 13MP ultrawide sensor, and a 13MP selfie camera. However, it may benefit from some of the Pixel 8's camera features like Best Take and Magic Eraser.
  • Battery: Battery life has been a concern for Pixel A-series phones, but the Pixel 8a might address that with a larger 4,500mAh battery and faster 27W wired charging compared to the Pixel 7a's 18W. It will also support 7.5W wireless charging. Additionally, there are rumors of an improved battery stats feature.


The Pixel 8a appears to be a notable upgrade over its predecessor, especially with the smoother 120Hz display and a potentially larger battery with faster charging. However, this upgrade comes at a price – literally. The leaked pricing suggests an 18% increase compared to the Pixel 7a. With Google I/O just around the corner, we can expect to hear more about the Pixel 8a officially soon.