Google Pixel 7a Review, Release Date, Specs and Rumors

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Scheduled for release during Google I/O this year, the Pixel 7a will be the intermediate version of the trio of Google smartphones for those who want a device from the company but don’t want to pay so much for a premium model. Just like the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the new Pixel 7a will retain the previous generation’s design with minor changes.

A series of photos released by the Vietnamese website Zing News reveal the main design details of the Google Pixel 7a in dark gray, confirming the look of the Pixel 6A with a bulging strip in the region of the camera module and two main lenses, in addition to the LED flash.

As a major change, we can note the presence of the metal finish on the horizontal bar that divides the back cover into two regions, offering a look that is reminiscent of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro modules but without the large bulge of the more expensive models.

Other photos still show the device with characteristic elements of the current generation, including a USB-C connector and sound outputs in the lower region, a circular notch at the top of the display to house the front camera, and an aluminum side frame.

One image reveals that the carrier chip drawer will be sealed to protect against water, but we don’t know yet if the Pixel 7a will receive an IP certification like the more expensive models.

The Pixel 7a is expected to come with the same Tensor G2 processor that equips the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, now with 8 GB of RAM instead of the 6 GB of the previous generation, and a screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hz instead of 60 Hz, resulting in more fluid animations and games.

The Pixel 6a was announced during the 2022 Google I/O held in May, so it is very likely that the company will continue the tradition and present its new smartphone at this year’s event scheduled for May 10th. More details related to colors, prices, and specifications should emerge in the coming weeks.

Not official: The information for this phone is preliminary and could be incomplete or inaccurate.

Google Pixel 7a Full Specifications

Release Date

Announced Expected announcement 2023, June
Status Exp. release 2023, June

Misc

Colors Arctic Blue, Carbon, Cotton
Models
Price €649

Body

Dimensions 168.3 x 74.6 x 8.3 mm
Weight 198g
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame, plastic back
Sim Nano-SIM and eSIM

Display

Type OLED, HDR, 90Hz
Size 6.1 inches, 89.8 cm2
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~431 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass

Platform

OS Android 13, One UI 5.1
Chipset Google Tensor G2 (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.85 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2×2.35 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G710 MP7

Memory

Card Slot No
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM

Main Camera

Dual 64 MP, (wide), 1/1.3″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.2, 17mm, 114˚ (ultrawide), 1.25µm
Features Dual-LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS, OIS

Selfie Camera

Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm
Features Auto-HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps

Sound

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No

Connectivity

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1

Battery

Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging 18W wired, PD3.0

Google Pixel 8 FAQs

When is the Google Pixel 7a release date?
The Pixel is available starting with 2023, June.

How much will the Samsung Pixel 7a cost?
The official suggested retail price starts at €649 for the 128GB model. The 256GB version costs €769.

What has been improved on the Pixwl 7a?
The Pixel 8 has a better main camera, an updated design, and a much faster processor than its predecessor, the Pixel 7.

In which colors can you buy the Pixel 7a device?
You will probably be able to buy the Google Pixel 7a in Arctic Blue, Carbon, Cotton.

How much storage does the device have?
The Pixel 7a appears in two versions: one with 128GB and one with 256GB storage.

Is the Google Pixel 7a waterproof?
The device is water resistant thanks to the IP67 certification. It can therefore withstand splashing water and rain, but is not officially completely waterproof.