Google’s latest mid-range Pixel phone, the 7a, will likely arrive just before summer as the Pixel 6a was announced in May last year.
May reveal expected
It confirmed it will be hosting its annual I/O developer conference on May 10- an event where it is expected to announce the Pixel 7a.
However, prior to its official unveiling leaks have already emerged giving us a taste of its features.
The latest leak comes with live photos of the alleged 7a along with some specs.
It features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
This is closer to the screen on the Pixel 7 and an upgrade from last year’s 60Hz panel on the Pixel 6a.
Coming to the processor, it features Google’s Tensor G2 SoC (the flagship chipset for 2022) and UFS 3.1 storage.
The Tensor G2 SoC is the same chip used on the Pixel 7 Pro.
Additionally, this chip will be paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage standards.
Paired with the faster memory standards will help the Pixel 7a deliver flagship-grade performance.
According to Tipster Debayan Roy from Gadgetsdata, Google is also updating the main camera on the Pixel 7a, which will use a 64 MP Sony IMX787 sensor.
This will likely pose a significant upgrade over the Pixel 6a’s 12.2MP unit.
The primary camera will be paired with a 12 MP ultrawide shooter.
The most interesting feature, however, is that the phone is rumored to support basic 5W wireless charging.
Finally, the Pixel 7a will run stock Android 13 out of the box.
With a proper ultrawide, potent SoC and wireless charging in the mid-range segment, the Pixel 7a shapes up to be a great all-rounder, as long as the price is right.