Google Pixel 7a leaks already! Will it kill iPhone SE 3, iPhone 12 entirely?

    Google Pixel 7a leak suggests a new design with the same basic features to offer a low price Pixel experience.

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 30 2022, 11:47 IST
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    1/5 Google Pixel 6a gets the new Pixel 6 design. With its dual-tone colours and the bold camera visor, the Pixel 6a looks refreshing. The plastic rear is complimented by a metal frame, and a Gorilla Glass 3 front. There is IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    2/5 Google Pixel 6a retains the same dual 12MP rear cameras as the Pixel 4a. Despite the old camera sensors, the Pixel 6a impresses with its still photography capabilities, especially at night. The selfie camera is equally good and full of smart features. Video recording is decent but not as good as the iPhone SE. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    3/5 Google Pixel 6a currently runs Android 13 and the OS is bathed in Material You design. You get basic customisation features to play with and the Google smart features only elevate the experience.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    4/5 Google Pixel 6a relies on a 4410 mAh battery that can easily last an entire day on a single charge. Sadly, there's no charger in the box and the slow 18W charging takes over two hours to refill the battery from dead.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    5/5 Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution. While the display is bright and vivid, the slow 60Hz refresh rate is an eyesore. The optical in-display fingerprint scanner works decently as well. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    Google Pixel 7a in leaked CAD renders. (OnLeaks and Smartprix)

    Google Pixel 7a has leaked already! The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have been barely a month old and rumours already start talking about a Pixel 7a. Every year, Google does a flagship Pixel device in October and then follows it up with an affordable variant by the next July. The Pixel 6a offered an affordable taste of the Pixel 6 series this year and now its time for Google to offer a Pixel 7a. New leaks now show what the phone could look like but specifications are yet to be known.

    The Pixel 7a looks a lot like the Pixel 7 in the leaked renders by OnLeaks and Smartprix. From the front, the phone looks largely like the Pixel 6a with its slim yet thicker than Pixel 7 bezels. The phone appears to have the central mounted camera hole cutout. The rear is where all the newness happens. There is a large resemblance to the Pixel 7 but Pixel fans will notice the subtle differences.

    Google Pixel 7a leaks already

    The Pixel 7a gets the same metal visor for the dual camera system, thereby wearing the Pixel 7 look. However, the camera lens housing looks smaller and the design is less “in-your-face” than the Pixel 7. The render shown here is done in Chalk and there is also said to be a Charcoal variant. None of the Lemongrass green for the Pixel 7a.

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    As for the specifications, the Pixel 7a is said to get a Full HD+ display with a refresh rate of 90Hz made by Samsung. The 90Hz panel is likely to make the Pixel 7a more appealing to a wider customer base than the Pixel 6a, which had its display capped to 60Hz. The Pixel 7a is also said to use the new Google Tensor chip, and we assume it could be the newer Tensor G2 chip.

    The Pixel 7a is also said to get wireless charging at 5W, something which the Pixel 6a lacked. When it comes to the cameras, the Pixel 7a is also said to get an upgrade here. Google could be using newer Sony IMX787 and Sony IMX712 sensors on the back. This could make for a serious upgrade in performance for the Pixel 7a over the Pixel 6a.

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    First Published Date: 30 Nov, 11:25 IST
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