Next week on May 10, Google I/O is set to begin, and on the second day of the event, the company will unveil its latest smartphone offering, the Pixel 7a. While it’s being marketed as a mid-range device, the phone’s specifications are quite similar to those of the flagship Pixel 7. Roland Quandt has provided a summary of the key specs.
According to leaked information, the upcoming Pixel 7a will introduce several noteworthy features to the “a” series, such as a high-resolution main camera (64MP), a 90Hz refresh rate display, and 18W wireless charging – features that were absent in last year’s 6a model, making it a significant upgrade. Impressively, the Pixel 7a’s specs are quite similar to those of the flagship Pixel 7, which is less than a year old. Both phones feature the Tensor G2 chipset, although details about RAM and storage capacities have yet to be revealed.
Last year, the Pixel 7 was priced at $600, but nowadays it can usually be found at a discount. The upcoming Pixel 7a, on the other hand, is expected to have a starting price of $500 – $50 more than its predecessor, the 6a. This price hike is understandable, considering the significant improvements on the new model.
Although the Pixel 7a’s 6.1″ display is slightly smaller than the 6.3″ screen on the flagship Pixel 7, both displays boast FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED technology. Furthermore, the 7a will feature a high-resolution main camera (rumored to be a 1/1.37″ Sony IMX787 with 64MP resolution), enabling improved Super Res Zoom, as well as wireless charging. Consequently, the differences between the Pixel 7 and 7a will be relatively minor.