The Google Pixel 8a won’t launch anytime soon, and yet it just surfaced on Geekbench. That listing actually reveals some of the phone’s specs, along with its early performance benchmarks.
The Pixel 7a was launched back in May this year, during Google I/O. Chances are the Pixel 8a will do the same next year, so probably in May 2024. That’s a long time away from now, so it’s a bit odd this phone already appeared on Geekbench.
The Pixel 8a has already appeared on Geekbench, with some of its specs
Having said that, the phone surfaced with the ‘Akita’ codename. It managed to score 1,218 points in the single-core, and 3,175 points in the multi-core benchmark test. Do take those numbers with a grain of salt, though.
The phone seems to be running an underclocked version of the Google Tensor G3. The Tensor G3 is the chip that is expected to fuel the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro handsets. Those two phones are expected to launch later this year.
Android 14 is also listed on Geekbench, as is 8GB of RAM. That is basically all the information that the listing shared. As far as the rest of its specs are concerned, well, your guess is as good as ours.
It’s still way too early to know such things. The Pixel 8a info has not surfaced just yet. Considering that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro designs did appear, however, the Pixel 8a could resemble its predecessor.
The phone is expected to include a fullHD+ OLED display, wireless charging & more
Aside from the specs mentioned here, we are expecting a fullHD+ display, which will likely offer a 90Hz refresh rate, if not a 120Hz refresh rate. That will be an OLED display, by the way.
The Pixel 7a also brought wireless charging to the Pixel A series, so this phone will hopefully retain that functionality. An under-display fingerprint scanner will be included too, of the optical variety. We’re also expecting some sort of IP rating, probably an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.