For years, the A series smartphones have been the affordable devices of Google’s smartphone business. And they offer good value for money. The 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.

Google Pixel 7a launched

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.

Google Pixel 7a unveiled

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.

Google Pixel 7a front

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

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

Weight: 193.5g

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.

Google Pixel 7a in colors

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.

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