Google Pixel 7a leak promises display upgrades

We're starting to get a better idea of ​​what the Google Pixel 7a will bring sometime in 2023, and the latest leak of the phone covers the display, battery charging capabilities, and camera.

According to research by developer Kuba Wojciechowski (opens in a new tab), which has a better track record than most when it comes to phone leaks, the Pixel 7a will sport a 90Hz refresh rate display, vs. 60 Hz on the Google Pixel 6a.

The display appears to remain at 1080p resolution, but an increase in refresh rate to match the Google Pixel 7 standard would be welcome, and would mean a smoother interface experience (the Pixel 7 Pro, as you may know) goes up. at 120Hz).

Cameras and cargo

As for the rear camera, Wojciechowski says a 787MP Sony IMX64 sensor and a 712MP Sony IMX13 ultrawide sensor, which should represent a significant jump over the 12MP + 12MP dual-lens camera on the Pixel 6a.

Finally, the phone is expected to feature (albeit slow) wireless charging, another upgrade from its predecessor. There is no word yet on the potential capacity of the battery, which was 4,4110mAh in the Pixel 6a released last year.

Google announced the Pixel 6a in May 2022, as part of the Google IO event. It seems likely that Google will do something similar in 2023, although we don't know the exact dates of the next IO conference yet.

Analysis: a promising mid-range

From what we've learned here, the signs are promising for the Google Pixel 7a. All the updates touch key areas and should make a real difference to the experience of owning and using the smartphone.

With the global pandemic we've all been experiencing, the mid-range Pixel series has faltered a bit. The Google Pixel 5a was only released in the US and Japan and didn't offer much more than the previous Pixel 4a.

The Google Pixel 6a was more widely available, though we felt poor battery life and slow charging speeds limited its appeal. Google knows that in the tough mid-range segment, it takes a lot to stand out from the competition.

With the Google Pixel 7a, that could very well happen: the key to this series of phones is keeping the price low and offering just a taste of next-level specs and features, so it will be interesting to see how much the Pixel 7a costs. it runs out when it finally appears.

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