The Google Pixel 8a is rumored to make its debut at the company’s annual Google I/O conference on May 14. As the expected launch date approaches, more information about the successor to the Pixel 7a has surfaced online. A tipster has shared more renders of the upcoming Pixel phone’s cases, and surprisingly, there’s a fifth color option. The smartphone, on the other hand, is believed to arrive in just four colors. Another report also highlighted that the phone’s prices in the US may not witness an increase this year.

The information about the color options comes from tipster @MysteryLupin, who also shared the previous renders showing the phone in four colors – black, beige, blue and green. On Tuesday he published another set of X (formerly known as Twitter) previews where phone cases can be seen. But this time there is a surprise.

There is an additional fifth coral pink color that was not included in the previous renders. While this development is surprising, it’s possible that Google will deviate from Apple’s playbook and release the Pixel 8a in coral later this year, when the phone reaches the middle of its cycle.

Now to the price. New report from Smartprix claims that the price of the Google Pixel 8a in the US will not increase and the smartphone will be available at $499 (approx. Rs. 41,600) for the 128GB internal storage and $599 (approx. Rs. 50,000) for the 256GB variant. For those in the US, this could prove to be a great value as the new Pixel phone is expected to come with some major upgrades while keeping the price the same.

The same report also predicts that the prices of the smartphone in India may start from Rs. 44,999 based on last year’s model. Last year, the Pixel 7a sold at a slightly higher price than the actual currency conversion. This is usually done to compensate for additional fees and taxes in the country.

Based on a previous report, the Google Pixel 8a is expected to be equipped with the Google Tensor G3 chipset and receive seven years of security updates. It is also rumored to feature an OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and all the new AI features seen in the Pixel 8 series.

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