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Published on June 27th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Meet Pixel 8a: The Google AI phone at unbeatable value

The Google Pixel 8a is here! Powered by our latest Google Tensor G3 chip, it’s equipped with many of the same must-have AI features as Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro — like Gemini, Best Take, Audio Magic Eraser and more. Designed to capture amazing photos, save you time and help keep your information secure, the Pixel 8a offers unbeatable value starting at $849.

Fun colours and a fresh design

Our refined A-Series design feels even better in your hands with rounded edges, a matte back and a polished aluminium frame. Its durable design can handle slips, spills and dust, making Pixel 8a the most durable A-Series phone yet. Plus, its new Actua display is 40% brighter than Pixel 7a’s, and the faster 120Hz refresh rate makes scrolling smooth.

The new A-series colour comes in three colour options: Obsidian , Porcelain and Bay. And for the first time ever, there’s a larger storage capacity option at 256 GB, giving you more space for your favourite content.

Amazing photography, made simple

Ranked the best smartphone camera in its category, Pixel 8a features a powerful dual rear camera with a 64-megapixel main lens and 13-megapixel ultrawide lens. It also comes equipped with a 13-megapixel front facing camera that has a large field of view to fit even more into your shots.

Thanks to Google Tensor G3, Pixel 8a is packed with AI-powered tools to make the most out of your photos and videos:

  • Best Take lets you create the group shot you want. Choose what you think is the best expression for everyone in a series of photos.
  • Magic Editor lets you reposition and resize subjects or use presets to make the background pop — all with just a few taps.
  • Audio Magic Eraser easily removes distracting sounds in your videos— like wind, crowds and other noises — for crisp and clear audio.

Pixel 8a also includes Super Res Zoom up to 8x and features such as Magic Eraser, Night Sight and Photo Unblur. Like every Pixel, Pixel 8a includes Real Tone, to accurately represent everyone’s skin tone in photos and videos.

Google AI makes it even easier to get things done

With features built to help you save time, Pixel 8a helps you get more things checked off your to-do list so you can spend more time doing things that matter most to you.

Gemini is coming to Pixel 8a. This built-in AI assistant lets you type, talk or add images for all kinds of help on the go — from brainstorming ideas, writing a thank you note, or even planning your next holiday. Once you enable extensions, you can ask Gemini to do tasks like summarise your recent emails or quickly sift through your inbox. Pixel 8a is the first phone at this price point with Gemini, allowing even more access to helpful creativity and productivity. Hold the power button to get started with Gemini.

Circle to Search is also on Pixel 8a, so you no longer have to switch apps to find the information you are looking for — saving you time. Just use your finger to draw a circle, scribble, or tap an image, text or video to search for what you’re looking at. And AI-powered Pixel Call Assist features — like Call Screen, Hold for Me, Clear Calling and more — are all included on the Pixel 8a too.

Next level security

Safety and security are always a top priority. Similar to the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, this phone is built with the latest Google Tensor G3 chip, our fastest and most secure chip to date. It works with the certified Titan M2 security chip and built-in VPN for additional protection so it’s even more resilient against threats.

And Pixel 8a will receive seven years of software support, including security updates and Android OS upgrades. Plus you’ll benefit from all the new features and improvements in ongoing Feature Drops.

 

Get the Pixel 8a, plus more Pixel devices today

Pre-order Pixel 8a today or get it on shelf from May 14 starting at $849 at the Google Store, JB HI-FI, Telstra, Optus, Officeworks and Harvey Norman.

To round out your Pixel lineup, starting today you can also pre-order the Pixel Tablet without the Charging Speaker Dock starting at $729 at the Google Store, or get it on shelf at JB HI-FI, Officeworks and Harvey Norman from May 14. Pixel Tablet continues to bring even more help in your hand and in your home with added features like Circle to Search, which will be rolling out later this month. And with the Gemini app coming to Pixel Tablet this summer, it will be even easier to get help for things like planning your next trip or writing emails with your AI assistant.


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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