In the meantime, the leaks surrounding the Google Pixel 7a have reached a dimension that there is not much left to reveal at next week’s I/O conference. Yesterday there was already a teardown video of the upcoming Google cell phone, followed today by a 16-minute hands-on. According to the host of the hands-on clip, he bought the device and didn’t receive it as a test device. He shows the Pixel 7a from all angles and compares it to the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7.
Interestingly, the Google Pixel 7a in the video has a flat display that sits flush with the phone’s frame. In doing so, it adopts the shape of the Pixel 7, in contrast to the curvier Pixel 6a. The host also runs the Device Info HW app, which specifies the display as 6.4 to 6.5 inches. According to previous rumors, however, the panel will tend towards a more compact 6.1 inch.
The resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels fits the picture, as does the refresh rate of 90 Hz. The 64-megapixel main camera takes 16-megapixel photos after 4-in-1 binning, while the ultra-wide takes 13-megapixel photos. The 13 megapixel selfie camera also shoots 4K videos. 8 GB of RAM are on board and the same Tensor G2 chipset is used as in the rest of the 7 series.
Google Pixel 7a teardown
In the Google Pixel 7a teardown by PBK-Reviews, the SIM slot is first removed and then the back is pryed open. Conveniently, the Google smartphone can be dismantled from both the front and the back. This means that you don’t have to disassemble the entire phone in the event of a display repair. The back is made of plastic and looks almost identical to that of the regular Pixel 7.
The next step reveals the wireless charging coil and the NFC antenna. Underneath is a 4,300mAh battery that comes with its own pull tabs for easier removal. The mainboard also houses both the main cameras on the back and the selfie camera on the front. The Pixel 7a’s charging connector is soldered to the motherboard.
Overall, the Google Pixel 7a scored a repairability rating of 7.5/10, which is higher than the Pixel 7 (6/10) and Pixel 7 Pro (5.5/10).