The upcoming Google Pixel 7a is shaping up to become a top contender for the best mid-range device market for Android. It has been the subject of many rumors and leaks, providing tech enthusiasts with a glimpse of what to expect from Google’s latest mid-range offering. While the official release date is still unknown, we think it will be official during the Google I/O event in May. Here is a comprehensive overview of the latest rumors, leaks, and expectations for the Google Pixel 7a.
Table of Contents
- Design and Display
- Processor and Performance
- Battery and Charging
- Storage and RAM
- Price and Availability
- Comparisons with Other Smartphones
Design and Display
According to GSMArena, we expect the Google Pixel 7a to have a 6.1-inch, 1080p, 90Hz FHD OLED panel. Recent leaks from digitaltrends have also revealed that the phone will have a white pearl trim, contrasting camera bar, and silver polish on top. As seen in the renders, the design of the Pixel 7a is remarkably similar to the base Pixel 7 model, with one key difference being the thinner bezels.
Processor and Performance
Google has been tight-lipped about the Pixel 7a’s processor, but the leaks suggest Google’s Tensor G2 SoC will power it. Tensor G2 is a more powerful and advanced version of Google’s Tensor chip introduced in the Pixel 6 series. We also hear it will have LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. We expect the phone to offer fast and responsive performance for daily use and moderate gaming.
Techradar says Pixel 7a will feature a 64MP Sony IMX787 primary camera sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. This upgrade is significantly higher than the Pixel 6a, which had a 12MP primary camera sensor. Google’s renowned camera software leads people to expect the camera to have impressive image quality, especially in low-light conditions.
Battery and Charging
The Pixel 7a might be the first budget pixel offering a 5W wireless charging feature. We expect the phone to have a moderate battery life because of its mid-range specifications.
The Google Pixel 7a will have Android 13 pre-installed, which is the most recent version of the Android operating system. The phone will have pixel-exclusive features like live transcribing, live captioning, live translation, and a magic eraser. Security updates and OS upgrades will be regular with continuation of Google’s promise of a full five years of security updates with three years of operating system updates.
Storage and RAM
You can expect Pixel 7a to have 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM according to TomsGuide. This RAM upgrade is a slightly bigger upgrade from the Pixel 6a, which had 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. No unlimited Google Photos storage, as they discontinued it in previous generations. Still, the phone will offer ample storage and efficient multitasking capabilities.
Price and Availability
The price of the Pixel 7a is still unknown, but we expect it to be cheaper than Google’s high-end Pixel 7 series. Going with the current pricing of Pixel 6a release, we expect it to be around $449. We expect more details to come out during the Google I/O event on May 10, 2023.
A worthy upgrade from Pixel 6a
Pixel 7a is setting up to become a very good upgrade from the last generations Pixel 6a. However, we have to be wary Google takes some time to optimize their image processing algorithms to make the best use of the camera hardware.
We expect the Pixel 7a to compete with other mid-range smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy A52, OnePlus Nord 2, and Xiaomi Mi 12 Lite. The phone’s impressive camera and software is the one to look forward to, which gives it an edge over its competitors.