30 January 2023
Google's Pixel series has smartphones divided into two categories i.e. flagship devices and affordable mid-rangers. It revealed the latest flagships Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro a few months ago and now, the focus is on the next-gen mid-range device. The phone will presumably be called Pixel 7a and we have our first significant leak to talk about.
An alleged Pixel 7a hands-on video has leaked in a private Facebook group. The video was shared by a Vietnamese user and its screenshots have been re-shared on Twitter. The overall design of the Pixel 7a is similar to the Pixel 7 which is nothing to be surprised about. The current-gen Pixel 6a has the design same as the Pixel 6 flagship from 2021.
The phone can be seen with a flat punch-hole display with thick bezels. The back panel has a camera visor featuring dual camera sensors. There are physical buttons on the right side as in the predecessor. The biggest change in the Pixel 7a is the support for a 90Hz refresh rate. If this is correct, it will be the first Pixel "a" series phone to come with a high refresh rate display.
The Pixel 7a is set to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner which Google has been offering for quite some time. The phone can be seen running Android 13 which is the latest Android version. There are no words on the Pixel 7a pricing and availability details yet. We are a few months away from the launch but we should hear more in the coming weeks.