The Pixel 7a will arrive in India this year, however its predecessor came into the nation only five months ago, so the launch could take a while.
Google will have its annual I/O event in May this year so one can expect the official announcement to take place.
The device will likely be powered by the same Tensor G2 processor that powers the Pixel 7 Pro.
It could come with a ceramic body, one which Google appears to be introducing with Pixel phones for the first time.
According to a hands-on video, the design is consistent with its higher end siblings, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
It sports bigger bezels than the vanilla Pixel 7 which already has some sizable bezels.
Wireless charging, screen
As per past rumors, the Pixel 7a will have an FHD+ screen, dual rear cameras, wireless charging support (capped at 5W though), and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
It is expected to feature a telephoto sensor, a first for the Pixel A series and a top camera, borrowed from last year’s Pixel 7 Pro.
Reports also say that the Pixel 7a’s rear shell will have a new dual-camera system with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 main camera and a Sony IMX712 ultra-wide camera.
The device that appeared in the leak- a working prototype- has now been remotely wiped by Google.
However before that happened the leakers were able to confirm the presence of a 90 Hz display, as well as 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM supplied by Samsung.
The addition of a 90 Hz panel, in particular, makes the Pixel 7a a far more compelling buy than its predecessor.
In addition, it has 128 GB of UFS storage (could be UFS 3.1) by Micron.
Both of those are substantial upgrades over the Pixel 6a, which has a 60Hz FHD+ display, the first-generation Tensor chipset, and 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM.