Google recently launched its new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagships. If you aren’t thrilled with them, and you really want a Pixel device, you might want to hang back and wait for the company’s rumored Pixel 8a.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are official and the devices replace the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro as two of the centerpieces of Google’s smartphone lineup. They do so with intriguing upgrades like a new processor, powerful new software features, and many years of software updates.
However, Google’s also upped the price of the Pixel series which may have some shoppers looking for a Pixel 8 alternative, of which there are plenty.
Of course, not every Pixel 8 alternative is on shelves yet and one in particular might interest those who are determined to buy a device within the Pixel family.
Pixel 8a Rumors
While Google has said it won’t develop an extremely low-cost Pixel phone, the company is more than likely working on a mid-range Pixel device dubbed Pixel 8a.
If true, and at this point we have no reason to believe it’s not, the device would replace last year’s Pixel 7a as a cheaper alternative for the higher-end Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Pixel 8a rumors have started swirling in recent weeks and we’ve even got a glimpse at what the next mid-range Pixel might look like. Unsurprisingly, it looks like a mix between the Pixel 7a and Pixel 8 series.
In addition to the design, we’ve heard about a new processor, the display size, and we also expect Google to extend its generous software coverage to the next Pixel.
The Pixel 8a release date is probably months away, but those in the hunt for a new phone, and a mid-range device in particular, shouldn’t discount its arrival.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to wait for the Pixel 8a and we’ll also go over some reasons why you might want to buy a different device long before it arrives.