Pixel 8a Leak Suggests a Sharp Price Hike and a 256GB Variant

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Google’s Affordable Pixel “a” Series May See a Price Hike with the Upcoming Pixel 8a

Google’s Pixel “a” series has long been known for its budget-friendly pricing, with phones ranging from Pixel 4a to 7a all costing under $500. However, recent leaks about the upcoming Pixel 8a suggest that this trend might change.

Leaked Information Suggests a Significant Price Increase for Pixel 8a

According to information obtained from German Pixel retailers by our reliable sources at 9to5Google, the Pixel 8a is expected to come in two storage variants and four color variants. The price, however, is predicted to see a significant increase.

Expected Price Hike: €550 or More

The Pixel 8a is rumored to cost €550 or more, which translates to around $600 in the US. This would mark a steep increase from the Pixel 4a’s initial price of $349. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing history:

  • Pixel 4a: $349
  • Pixel 5a: $399
  • Pixel 6a: $449
  • Pixel 7a: $499
  • Pixel 8a (rumored): $600 or more
  • Pixel 8: $699

Will the Price Increase Be Justified by Improved Specs?

With this price increase, some are questioning whether the Pixel “a” series will continue to offer affordability. Alternatively, it’s possible that the EU’s VAT tax could cause the final price in the US to be around $550.

Pixel 8a Specifications: What to Expect

Based on rumors and leaks, the Pixel 8a is said to feature the same Tensor chip as the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, dual rear cameras, a smaller form factor, and 8 GB RAM. The leaked renders suggest a design that is quite similar to the Pixel 8.

Is Google Hinting at Future Price Increases?

Some speculate that this price hike could be an indication of future Pixel prices increasing dramatically. What are your thoughts on the matter? Share them below!