The Google Pixel 7a has seemingly leaked through a hands-on video coming from Vietnam. If this clip is to be believed, the upcoming smartphone will ship with a 90Hz refresh rate display rather than a 60Hz panel that its predecessor sports.
The Pixel 6a was incredibly well received last year for its high-end features and its low price. However, one thing that it received flak for was the no-show of a high refresh rate panel, especially at a time when even budget handsets were offering the feature.
It’s no surprise then that Google wants to change that with the Pixel 7a. The hands-on video shows the user going into the display settings of the phone and showing the option to switch between 60Hz and 90Hz. The user even shows the name of the smartphone in the settings menu to be Pixel 7a.
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What’s also visible in this video is the design of the handset, which is very similar to that of the Pixel 7 range that was launched late last year. The new metal visor with a cutout for the dual cameras is clearly visible here.
The volume rockers and the power button are seen on the right side of the phone while the SIM card tray is located on the left. Not surprisingly, the phone has adopted a USB Type-C port.
There’s no release date in sight for the Pixel 7a but judging by the fact that its predecessor arrived during the Google I/O keynote last year, we can expect it to arrive during May or June.
It is likely to ship with the Tensor G2 chipset at its heart. An updated rear camera setup is also expected to be part of the Pixel 7a’s offerings.