Google Pixel 7a: First renders leak with familiar design
@OnLeaks has teamed up with SmartPrix to release detailed Pixel 7a renders, roughly six months before Google is expected to announce the device. Like the Pixel 6a, the Pixel 7a resembles its flagship siblings. Arguably, the Pixel 7a is the spitting image of the Pixel 7, retaining its distinctive camera bar, colour-matching frame and flat display.
However, @OnLeaks alleges that the Pixel 7a measures 152.4 x 72.9 x 9.0 mm, 1 mm wider than its predecessor but as large and thick, give or take 0.1 mm or so. While @OnLeaks has not disclosed any other details yet, it seems likely that the Pixel 7a will also carry over the Pixel 6a’s 6.1-inch display. By contrast, Google installed a 6.3-inch display within the Pixel 7’s 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm chassis.
Based on earlier rumours, the Pixel 7a will launch next year with a few upgrades over the current Pixel 6a. For example, Google code suggests that the Pixel 7a has a 90 Hz display, as well as Qi wireless charging support. Additionally, the Pixel 6a could be the last Pixel smartphone with the Sony IMX363, the 12.2 MP camera found in the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series too. Reputedly, the Pixel 7a will rely on the Sony IMX787 as its primary camera instead, plus the Sony IMX712 as its ultra-wide-angle camera.