Google’s upcoming affordable smartphone, the Pixel 7a, has been making waves in the rumour mill ahead of its expected launch at the Google I/O 2023 event. The latest leak, courtesy of tipster @OnLeaks in collaboration with MySmartPrice, suggests that the Pixel 7a will be available in three new colour options – blue, grey, and white.
Pixel 7a colour options
The Pixel 6a, the previous model, is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage finishes. The new Pixel 7a will replace the Sage finish with a light sky blue colour option. The grey and white finishes are similar to the Charcoal and Chalk colours, respectively, of the Pixel 6a. The new blue colour option of the Pixel 7a will be a unique standout feature for the upcoming affordable smartphone.
Brighter sky-blue option
The Pixel line-up has offered several blue options in the past, such as the first Pixel’s Really Blue, Pixel 2’s Kinda Blue, and Pixel 3a’s Purple-ish finish. However, this is the first time that the line-up will have a brighter sky-blue option. Recent models have typically been offered in greenish hues like Hazel (Pixel 7 Pro), Lemongrass (Pixel 7), and Sorta Seafoam (Pixel 6).
According to a previous leak, the Pixel 7a would instead have five finishes – Dinuguan Black, Crispy Kale, Mayo Cream, Tide Orange, and Vibrant Ube. It is still unclear if the Pixel 7a will have three or five finishes. We may have to wait for the official announcement to confirm this detail.
Pixel 7a design
A previous leak, which was the first official look of the device, suggested that the Pixel 7a would have a design similar to the outgoing Pixel 7 model. The revamped camera module was confirmed, and the source hinted at an aluminium frame with a glass rear panel, unlike the Pixel 6a’s polycarbonate screen.
Pricing and storage options
The estimated price for the Pixel 7a is between $450 to $500 (roughly Rs. 32,000 to Rs. 40,000), according to a recent report. Another reliable source suggests that the Pixel 7a will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage options and will be made available in Arctic Blue, Carbon, Cotton, and Jade colour variants. The phone is expected to feature the latest Tensor G2 processor, similar to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models launched last year.
The Pixel 7a is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the affordable smartphone market. With its new colour options and improved processor, it has the potential to compete with other mid-range smartphones. While the official launch is still several months away, these leaks have generated a lot of anticipation for Google I/O 2023.