Google I/O kicks off next week on May 10th and on the second day of the event, the company will unveil the Pixel 7a. Google actually positions the A series in the middle class. However, a new leak with the full technical data has shown today that the new model will come very close to the normal Pixel 7.
For example, there is the main camera of the Google Pixel 7a, which for the first time in the A series has a high resolution of 64 megapixels. The 90 Hz refresh rate of the display is also a first, as is wireless charging (18 watts). For one, the 7a is a big upgrade over the Pixel 6a from a year ago. On the other hand, it comes very close to the technical data of the Pixel 7, which is not yet a year old. This also includes the Tensor G2 chipset.
The Google Pixel 7 started at $600 (€545) last year and these days there’s almost always a discount available. The Pixel 7a is expected to cost $500 (€454), $50 more than the previous 6a. That’s not unexpected given the new model’s major upgrades. Compared to its predecessor, the 6.1-inch display is slightly smaller than the 6.3-inch panel on the flagship model. However, the specifications are identical with an FHD+ resolution, 90 Hz and AMOLED technology.
A high-resolution 64-megapixel main camera for improved Super Res Zoom is also available. It is also based on a 1/1.37-inch Sony IMX787 sensor, which is pleasantly large for a Pixel smartphone, if you believe the rumor mill. And wireless charging narrows the gap between the regular 7 and the 7a even more.
Google Pixel 7a: first official teaser
The first official teaser for the Google Pixel 7a is also now online, thanks to the Indian representation of the Americans. Google announced that the device will be available for purchase from Flipkart starting May 11th. That’s exactly one day after the rumored official announcement of the Pixel 7a at Google I/O.
That puts us just over a week away from the official launch of the Pixel 7a. Google’s first foray into the world of foldable phones will also be on stage at I/O, the Google Pixel Fold.