Google confirms Pixel 7a release as in-depth promotional materials leak
Google has finally confirmed the launch of the Pixel 7a, albeit just on its Indian Twitter channel so far. As expected, Google will release the Pixel 7a next week. For reference, while the image above outlines a May 11 release date, this may only apply to India. Conversely, the Pixel 7a is anticipated to form a major part of Google's I/O 2023 keynote, which it has scheduled for May 10. The Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet should also be in attendance, as may an AirTag competitor.
Meanwhile, Roland Quandt has leaked numerous Pixel 7a promotional materials on Twitter. As the images below show, Google will only bundle a SIM tool, a Quick Switch adapter and a USB Type-C to Type-C cable in the box, as well as various documentation. Seemingly, Google will offer the Pixel 7a alongside its predecessor, which earlier leaks suggested would be the case. In short, the Pixel 7a will improve upon the Pixel 6a in almost every area, with a faster display, a newer chipset, superior cameras and wireless charging support, among other changes.
For example, the Pixel 7a will deliver Google's suite of camera features, including Night Sight, Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur. Ultimately, little will separate the Pixel 7a from the Pixel 7, although it remains unclear whether the former will match the latter's 128 GB and 256 GB storage options in most markets. The Pixel 7a should be available generally in three launch colours, plus a Google Store exclusive 'Coral' hue, all starting at US$499 in the US.