Google may launch the Pixel 8a early next year but from the pattern that previous a-series devices have followed, it's easy to get some of the specifications of 8a. The Pixel 8a will probably end up costing the same as the Pixel 7a and will be powered by the Tensor G3, the new Tensor that was introduced in Pixel 8 this year.
The Xiaomi 14 series of devices went official in October 2023 with the newly introduced Android 14-based HyperOS on top, right out of the box. The new HyperOS brings a lot of features to the table, which I was able to put to the test in real time. One of the stand out features of HyperOS is the ability to be able to uninstall bloatware. In addition, you also get to see a more streamlined Control Center, several lock screen customizations, and more.