For years, the A series smartphones have been the affordable devices of Google’s smartphone business.
he latest addition to the lineup, Google Pixel 7a, was unveiled just now during the Google I/O conference and it pays homage to all the previous models with its impressive specifications for the price.
The device brings the Tensor G2 chip (the same SoC that powers the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro), wireless charging, an upgraded camera setup, and much more.
Pixel 7a: A Good Value For Money Smartphone
With an affordable price tag, Pixel 7a could be a great option in the mid-range category, especially in markets like the US, which is dominated by Samsung and Apple flagships.
The smartphone brings essentially the same design as the vanilla Pixel 7, featuring a bar-like camera module with a matte aluminum cover. The display is flat and the bezels are noticeable but at least they are even on all sides.
Talking about the hardware specs, the smartphone retains Pixel 6a’s compact 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display but Google has upgraded the refresh rate from 60Hz to a decent 90Hz.
Under the hood, it gets the home-brewed Tensor G2 chipset, which also powers the flagship Pixel 7 Pro. While the chip’s benchmark scores are not comparable to even Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, it is said to be a more intelligent and efficient processor.
Fueled by a 4386mAh battery unit, the Pixel 7a supports underwhelming 18W wired charging and comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. But on the bright side, the device carries support for wireless charging.
Google has also upgraded the cameras on its latest mid-ranger. It comes with a dual rear camera setup that is headlined by a 64MP primary sensor and a 13MP ultra-wide. For selfies, you get a 13MP shooter on the front.
As per the company, these cameras will support Super Res Zoom (up to 8x) and Real Tone for skin colors.
Google Pixel 7a Specifications
Display: 6.1-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR display, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Processor: Google Tensor G2 processor with Titan M2 security chip
RAM/Storage: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM / 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage
OS: Android 13
SIM: Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
Main Camera: Dual
- 64MP main with Quad PD Quad Bayer, f/1.89 aperture, IMX787 sensor, LED flash, OIS
- 13MP 120° Ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, up to 4K 60fps video recording
Selfie Camera: 13MP with 95° ultra-wide lens, f/2.2 aperture, up to 4K 30fps video recording
Fingerprint sensor: Yes, In-display
IP Ratings: Water and dust Resistant (IP67)
Multimedia: USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
Dimensions: 152x 72.9x9mm
Network/Connectivity: 5G SA/NA (n1/2/3/5/7/8/12/14/20/25/28/30/38/41/48/66/71/77/78), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, NavIC, USB Type C 3.3 (Gen 2), NFC
Battery: 4385mAh with 18W wired fast charging, wireless charging
Google Pixel 7a Price and Availability
Google Pixel 7a comes with a price tag of $499 in the United States. It will be available in Sea, Charcoal, Coral and White color options.
It will be available for purchase starting today in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India.