The Pixel 7a, the anticipated successor to Google’s Pixel 6a handset, is expected to be announced on May 10 at the Google I/O event. This new smartphone is expected to come with improved features and advantages compared to its previous models. Recent reports and leaks have unveiled some of the phone’s specifications and features, and a new report claims to have the full list of specifications for the upcoming smartphone. Here’s what we know about the Google Pixel 7a.
Specs and Features
The Pixel 7a is expected to come with a 6.1-inch full-HD+ OLED display panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. This dual nano SIM-supported phone is expected to run with Android 13 out of the box.
Processor, RAM, and Storage
The Pixel 7a is likely to be powered by the in-house Tensor G2 chipset, similar to the ones used to power Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, that launched in October 2022. The handset is expected to be paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The dual rear camera unit of the Pixel 7a is expected to feature a 64-megapixel primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) support and a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens. The 10.8-megapixel front camera will likely be housed in a centrally aligned punch-hole slot at the top of the display.
Battery and Charging
Pixel 7a is expected to pack a 4,400mAh battery unit claimed to provide up to 72 hours of backup with 20W wired charging support. The phone is also said to support wireless charging.
For security, previous reports have suggested that the handset will come equipped with a face unlock feature, alongside an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Colors and Pricing
Earlier leaks have also suggested that the Pixel 7a will launch in three color variants – grey, white, and blue, which could be officially named Charcoal, Snow, and Sea, respectively. Another earlier report claimed that the Pixel 7a will be priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 40,900) in the US.
Yogesh Brar report:
The details of the Pixel 7a were first reported by Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh), who is considered a reliable tipster by the media outlet, 91Mobiles. According to his report, we can expect some substantial improvements, including a better chipset than its predecessor, and a renowned Tensor G2, as well as an enhanced battery life. On top of that, the Pixel 7a’s camera is said to get a significant overhaul with a 64-megapixel primary sensor and OIS support.
Pixel 7a versus Pixel 6a: What’s new?
The Pixel 7a sounds like a significant upgrade from the Pixel 6a, which launched in May 2022. According to the available reports, the most notable changes in Pixel 7a seem to be processor and camera improvements, and a larger battery capacity, giving up to three days of battery life. The 6.1-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate might be a disappointment to some since it’s the same size as the previous model, but at the same time, it assures us that users will have a phone that balances good visual appeal and practicality.
The Pixel 7a seems like an excellent smartphone that will be appreciated by many users. The expected $499 price tag will probably make it more affordable than some other flagship smartphones, and the substantial hardware and software improvements make it worth tracking. As announced, Google’s I/O event on May 10 will reveal the complete details about the Pixel 7a, including any new features and capabilities that aren’t known yet.