Google Pixel 7a tipped to be final Pixel A-Series smartphone
Google is set to bring several firsts to the Pixel A-Series this month with the Pixel 7a, such as a 90 Hz display and wireless charging. The Pixel 7a will rely on the same Google Tensor G2 chipset as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro too. Arguably, the Pixel 7a will take the Pixel A-Series as close as possible to Google's flagship Pixel smartphones, albeit with a nominally worse primary camera and cheaper materials like a plastic back.
The Pixel 7a is also expected to retail for US$100 less than the Pixel 7, although the latter has occupied the sub-US$500 price bracket for much of this year. With all that in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that the Pixel 7a could be the final outing for the Pixel A-Series. According to Yogesh Brar, Google will likely offer two candybar flagships going forward, as well as a sole foldable offering.
Incidentally, Evan Blass recently leaked three official images of the Pixel Fold, which Google is rumoured to showcase later this month at I/O 2023 alongside the Pixel 7a. For now, this appears to be a rumour about the state of the Pixel A-Series. However, Google has tweaked its A-Series offering every year since its introduction in 2019 with the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Hence, it would come as no surprise to see another change in the Pixel A-Series after the Pixel 7a, which should start shipping later this month too.