Google has had quite a successful outing with its Pixel 7 range and the search giant would like to follow that up with an impressive mid-range option in the form of the Pixel 7a. Expected to arrive in mid-2023, the device has had a number of its important specs leaked now.
The new information comes via frequent leakster Kuba Wojciechowski, who claims that the Pixel 7a will ship with a 90Hz Samsung display, making it the first from the A series to feature a high refresh rate panel. He has also reiterated recent reports that the Pixel 7a is being developed with the codename Lynx.
As per his observation, this upcoming device could arrive with the 64MP IMX787 sensor as its main camera and a completely new 13MP IMX712 sensor as its ultra-wide shooter. Previous reports of a telephoto camera being baked into the Pixel 7a have now been refuted by Wojciechowski.
Another department where an update is on the cards is charging. Apparently, Google will be equipping this handset with wireless charging support, though it will be of the slower kind, with a 5W charging speed.
Following tradition, the Pixel 7a is expected to ship with the same chipset as the Pixel 7 range – the Tensor G2. However, Wojciechowski has predicted that this SoC will be home to Qualcomm’s WCN6740 modem for providing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Google released the Pixel 6a in July last year with the Google Tensor chip at its heart. Despite offering a remarkable mid-range experience, the phone received quite some flak for excluding a high refresh rate panel.
It looks like Google will be taking this feedback into account before releasing the Pixel 7a, which we’re expecting to hear more about in the months leading up to its expected launch.