Pixel 7a Leaks Suggest It Might Be a Better Value for Money Device Than Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 7a could feature an upgraded display with 90Hz refresh rate, wireless charging and dual cameras on the back.


The Google Pixel 7a will fix that one thing everyone complained about in the Pixel 6a, and add a few nifty features. The Google Pixel 7a is tipped to come with a high refresh rate display, along with a new dual camera stack on the back, along with wireless charging.

The tip off comes from noted leakster Kuba Wojciechowski on Twitter who in a long Twitter thread outlined what the Pixel 7a could bring to the table. The smartphone is rumoured to launch in 2023, probably around the time of the Google I/O conference in May, going by precedence.

The budget smartphone, which marks as the entry into the Google Pixel ecosystem borrows some of the unique features of the flagship smartphone, including the flagship processor developed by Google, some of the camera smarts and exclusive UI features. Let’s take a look at what the upcoming Google Pixel 7a could have on offer –

Google Pixel 7a: Expected Specifications and Features

The Google Pixel 7a could speculatively have the model number and codename Pixel Lynx (L10). The Pixel 7a could feature a dual camera stack at the back, led by a Sony IMX 787 sensor along with another Sony IMX 712 camera, which would form the wide-angle and ultrawide camera respectively. Previously, the stack also included a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor, but that seems to have been modified, according to the tipster.

The IMX 787 is expected to be a big upgrade over the dated IMX 363, bringing the Pixel 7a at par with the competition.

Furthermore, the Google Pixel 7a is tipped to feature wireless charging. However, the speeds could be limited to 5W. It is also tipped to be the first smartphone with a Google Tensor and a Qualcomm WiFi/Bluetooth solution.

As for the big upgrade, the Google Pixel 7a is tipped to feature a 90Hz refresh rate on a 1080p display. “That was the biggest complaint about the 6a, so it’s nice to see Google address it,” the tipster wrote on Twitter.

The tipster speculates that if Google is able to maintain the price of the smartphone similar to last time, ($449 in the US, but Rs 43,999 in India), the Pixel 7a could be a killer deal in the mid-range segment. The smartphone is set to usher in a radical change in the hardware of Google’s mid-range offering through an improved display, additional cameras and wireless charging. Google will surely weave in its unique software magic in the user interface to make it stand out in the crowded market.

However, based on the current economic scenario with demand being revised downwards across regions, and supply issues continue to persist, market experts are of the opinion that prices could shoot upwards even further, resulting in a further decline in shipments. It is in such a scenario that Google Pixel 7a will try to make a splash, and the upgraded software could be the incentive for people to look for an upgrade.