Possible Google Pixel 7a Codenamed “Neila” in the Works, May Launch With a Compact Form Factor

Based on the history of the A-series launches, the Pixel 7a might also launch at the Google I/O 2023.


Google launched the Pixel 6a earlier this year in India. The phone is confirmed to go on sale for Rs 27,699 during the Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale. The company is now hearing up for the Pixel 7 launch, which is expected to take place in October. According to a new leak, the search engine giant is working on the launch of a new compact Pixel phone. The compact phone could be the Google Pixel 7a.

The piece of information comes with renowned tipster Digital Chat Station. The tipster (via) revealed that Google’s upcoming compact phone is codenamed Neila. Let’s take a look a the upcoming Google Pixel smartphone’s launch details known so far.

Google Pixel 7a Codenamed Neila in the Works: What we know so far

Google will launch two new flagship phones in October as part of the Pixel 7 series. The company might also launch a new compact phone in the coming months. Digital Chat Station did not reveal the details of the compact Pixel. The tipster only revealed the phone’s codename, and if we were to speculate, it could be the Google Pixel 7a.

Google’s A-series phones have a 6.1-inch display. With thin bezels around the display, a 6.1-inch phone might feel pretty compact compared to flagship and premium phones, which usually offer up to 6.8-inch screens. 

The Pixel 6a features a 6.1 screen. Considering the 7a will be a compact phone, it is also likely to offer the same screen size. Based on the history of the A-series launches, the Pixel 7a might also launch at the Google I/O 2023, which could be held in May 2023. Therefore, we are months away from the launch of the new compact Pixel.

An even compact phone is unlikely to launch. Google’s rival company Apple discontinued the mini-series following poor sales for consecutive years. Apple launched the iPhone 14 Plus with a 6.7-inch display instead, which sits above the 6.1-inch iPhone 14. Maybe, devices with a 6.1-inch screen are the new compact phones. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.