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Google announce Pixel 8a

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 £499.

Fun colors and a fresh design

Our refined A-Series design feels even better in your hands with rounded edges, a matte back and an aluminum 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.

There are two new A-series colors: Aloe (a limited-edition color!) and Bay. Or choose from one of our neutral color options: Obsidian or Porcelain. And for the first time ever, there’s a larger storage capacity option at 256 GB, giving you more space for your favorite 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 a 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 like 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 and add images for all kinds of help on the go — from brainstorming ideas, writing a thank you note or even planning your next vacation. Once you enable extensions, you can ask Gemini to do tasks like summarize your recent emails or quickly sift through your inbox. Hold the power button to get started with Gemini. Learn more about Gemini’s availability in your region here.

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 circle, scribble or tap on an image, text or video to search for what you’re looking at. And AI-powered Pixel Call Assist features — like Call Screen, Direct My Call, Hold for Me, Clear Calling and more — are all included on the Pixel 8a too.

Pixel 8a will also introduce Audio Emoji, making your phone calls more expressive and engaging than before. With Audio Emoji, just tap on an emoji to trigger an audio reaction and visual effect. Try using a hand-clap emoji to applaud a job well done or the laughing emoji after telling your best joke.

Person talking on Aloe Pixel 8a

Improved setup and controls make it a great phone for families

Now, it is even easier for parents and guardians to set up a Pixel for their child. With an improved setup right out of the box, parents and guardians can set digital ground rules for the phone. Once the phone is set up, Family Link lets you manage privacy settings, establish screen time limits and share location.

Image of parent onboarding tool on Pixel 8a.

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.

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