A new set of Pixel 7a leaks gives us our best look yet at Google’s unreleased budget phone as we share key details on some upgraded specs and features.
Unsurprisingly, Google is gearing up to release a follow-up to the Pixel 6a that looks a lot like the Pixel 7 series sometime this year. And while we first saw some renders of the Pixel 7a back in November, a plethora of Specificationshands-on photos and videos surfaced over the weekend.
Often-reliable leaker Debayan Roy tweeted out new photos and a pretty impressive list of specs, with plenty of new features for a Pixel A series. According to Roy, the Pixel 7a will have a 60-90Hz display, the Tensor chip G2, a 64 MP camera and wireless charging.
• 6.1″ FHD+ 90Hz OLED
• Tensor G2, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1
• 64MP Sony IMX787 + 12MP UW
• 5W wireless charging
• Android 13 pic.twitter.com/qGVzFQoKiZ
— Debayan Roy (Gadgetsdata) (@Gadgetsdata) March 9, 2023
And while we loved last year’s Pixel 6a, in our review we said that one of the weakest links is that 60Hz display. Fortunately, the Pixel 7a could be the first A-series with a higher refresh rate (and dynamic ).
Speaking of firsts, if this leak is accurate, the Pixel 7a could also be the first A-series with wireless charging, a feature usually reserved for more expensive smartphones. That said, it’s reportedly only a slow 5w, but that’s better than nothing, or you can charge via USB-C.
Other specs include a 6.1-inch FHD display, dual rear cameras, and an on-screen selfie camera. The overall styling and design resembles the Pixel 7 series, which is typical of Google’s follow-up budget phone. It’s worth noting that a Vietnamese leak earlier this year said it had dual 12MP cameras, not a 64MP camera, but also confirmed an upgrade to 8GB of RAM with the usual 128GB storage.
Unfortunately, Google hasn’t confirmed or announced the phone, but we’re expecting more details in April or May at its annual Google I/O developer event. Based on previous releases, expect the Pixel 7a to launch sometime in June or July.