Pixel 7a: Rumored Specs and Features
The latest rumors suggest that Google has upgraded its mid-range offering with the Pixel 7a. The device is expected to feature a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution, a significant improvement from the Pixel 6a’s 60Hz refresh rate. The phone is also rumored to be powered by the Tensor 2 SoC and could be the first Tensor-powered phone to include Qualcomm’s Wi-Fi Bluetooth chip, the WCN6740. According to Roy, the body of the phone is made of metal and not plastic.
Camera and Charging
The Pixel 7a is also expected to feature a 64MP Sony IMX787 image sensor as the anchor for the rear camera array. The second rear-facing lens for an ultra-wide camera will be backed by a 12MP sensor, supposedly the Sony IMX712. The device could also support 5W wireless charging, according to rumors.
The Pixel 7a is expected to include some exciting features, such as the Magic Eraser, which removes unwanted people, animals, and objects from photos. It should also include the Direct My Call feature, which shows all possible options when calling a business, eliminating the need to listen to a recording. Additionally, the Tensor 2-powered phone might include Photo Unblur, which fixes blurry photos taken by any camera and stored on your Google Photos app.
Design and Price
Tipster ShrimpApplePro shared some live hands-on images of the Pixel 7a on Twitter, revealing a design similar to the Pixel 7 from the back. The bezels on the Pixel 7a are thicker than those on the Pixel 6a. The Pixel 6a featured 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of storage, and we could see the same configuration for the Pixel 7a this year. The Pixel 6a was priced at $449, and we might see a similar price for the Pixel 7a. Last year, Google offered some great trade-in values, and we’re hoping to see a repeat this year.