01 December 2022
Google's Pixel smartphones are divided into two families, one featuring flagships and another featuring affordable mid-rangers. We have seen the latest flagships i.e. Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro and the focus is now on the next-gen affordable variant. The phone will presumably be called Pixel 7a as the current-gen device is Pixel 6a. As you would expect, the rumor mill has already started buzzing with leaks related to the phone under development.
The latest rumor has mentioned Google is set to fix one of the most common Pixel 6a complaints which is the lack of a high refresh rate panel. The alleged Pixel 7a is said to feature a 90Hz display panel supplied by Samsung. It will have Full HD+ resolution but the exact display size and HDR10 compatibility are unknown. It will likely have a punch-hole selfie camera cutout as well.
Some of the early rumors suggested a triple rear camera setup but the fresh leak says it will be a dual camera setup. It is claimed to have a Sony IMX787 primary sensor and a Sony IMX712 wide-angle sensor. This is theoretically an improvement over the camera sensors used on the Pixel 6a. We can expect to see image quality improvements in the next generation.
Lastly, the rumor claims Pixel 7a will also have wireless charging support. It will be capped at just 5W but it is like something to have is better than having nothing. A launch timeline has not been mentioned yet but speculations suggest it could arrive sometime during mid-2023. We will keep you posted as more information will become available.