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The new Google Pixel 8a will come with seven years of software update

Positioned at an entry-level price, the Google Pixel 8a will feature the latest Google Tensor G3 chip – akin to its flagship siblings. For the first time since the A-series launch, this iteration will receive seven years of software updates.

AI features – backed by the Tensor G3

Google utilises the capabilities of AI for multiple areas of optimisation, such as photography, assisting with productivity, prompt search capabilities and Live Translate. The technology is concurrently used for phone call enhancements, speech recognition and security.

Step up in security and features

Atop of the Titan M2 security chip which provides multiple layers of security to safeguard personal data, the Pixel 8a will receive the latest OS and security updates for seven years – alongside new Feature Drops every few months.

Pair up with other AI-enabled Google devices

With the Google Watches and Earbuds powered by Google AI, users can expect personalised help as they breeze through the day – allowing for optimisation in time management, health wellness, Safety Check and Emergency SOS.

Hitch several Google benefits

Prospective customers would be highly interested in the benefits tied to the Pixel 8a purchase, such as 3 months of YouTube Premium, 3 months of Google One (100GB), and 6 months of Fitbit Premium (inclusive of wellness content such as workouts, mindfulness sessions, healthy recipes and more).

Availability and Pricing

Preorder starts from today via the Google Store. The locally available colours include Obsidian, Porcelain and Bay.

The Pixel 8a will retail at S$799 (128GB) and S$899 (256GB) – available online via the Google Store, Amazon SG, Courts Online, Challenger Online, Singtel Online, Shopee, Lazada and Sprint Cass (Airport).

Customers could alternatively visit physical retailers such as Challenger, COURTS, Singtel, and SprintCass. Retails from above-mentioned platforms will start from 14 May 2024.

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