The Google Pixel 7a’s launch date has yet to be discovered, but a new leak reveals key specifications to show how different it will be from the Pixel 6a.
Google Pixel 7a is widely believed to launch next year, and several leaks about the device confirm its existence. Earlier this month, a report surfaced that suggested the Pixel 7a will come with several upgrades, especially in the camera department, over the current Pixel 6a. This week, a fresh leak from reliable tipster Kuba Wojciechowski further suggests that the Pixel 7a will be different from its predecessor in three key areas. Let’s take a look at what we know.
Google Pixel 7a will feature a 90Hz display.
Wojciechowski discovered through his undisclosed sources that the Pixel 7a would come with a 90Hz 1080p display panel from Samsung. Interestingly, the Pixel 6a also comes with a Samsung-made 90Hz display, but Google decided to cap the refresh rate at 60Hz. The Pixel 7a will have no such cap and offer up to 90Hz refresh rate, which is sure to please Pixel a-series fans.
Google Pixel 7a will come with upgraded cameras.
The cameras on the Google Pixel 7a will significantly upgrade over the Pixel 6a. The current affordable Pixel phone offers a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor. Wojciechowski dug into the camera drivers and found that Google made some modifications to the camera setup that was previously spotted. It was earlier reported that the Pixel 7a will feature a triple camera system that includes a Samsung GM1 primary sensor. Now, the Pixel 7a will get a 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor and an IMX712 wide-angle lens.
There won’t be a telephoto camera on the Pixel 7a, but the cameras are still a significant upgrade over the Pixel 6a’s 12MP sensor. The higher megapixel count combined with Google’s camera software should ensure significantly improved picture quality on the Pixel 7a.
Google Pixel 7a will come with wireless charging.
The third major upgrade discovered by Wojciechowski is that the Pixel 7a will come with wireless charging support. None of the previous Pixel a-series phones offers wireless charging support, which is an improvement. That said, the wireless charging speed seems to be capped at 5W, so it will be disappointingly slow to charge the phone.
These are some of the most significant upgrades the Google Pixel 7a will offer over the Pixel 6a. We expect more hardware-level improvements, but details are still limited. We hope to learn more about the Pixel 7a in the coming months.