Google Pixel 7a is in the works. Rumors have it that the search engine giant may announce it at the upcoming Google I/O 2023 event, which will be held in May this year. Well ahead of the launch, a Vietnamese publication, Zing News, has released hands-on images of the Pixel 7a.
The Pixel 7a hands-on images show that its design will be similar to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 that were announced in October last year. Starting from the front, the Pixel 7a has a flat display with a punch-hole design. The front and rear sides of the phone has glass panels with a metallic frame in between.
The back panel of the Pixel 7a has a raised horizontal bar, which houses a dual-camera setup and an LED flash. The right side of the device has a power key and a volume rocker. The left side of the device has a SIM slot. The top edge of the Pixel 7a has a microphone, whereas the opposite features a USB-C port placed between two speaker grilles. A microphone is also available on the bottom edge of the device.
The Pixel 7a unit revealed by the publication was not able to turn on completely. It only runs until the fastboot screen, which reveals that the device has 8 GB of RAM. The report states that it was able to find out that the screen supports a 90Hz refresh rate before it was locked down remotely by Google. The publication also said that the device has a pair of 12-megapixel cameras.
Previous reports have revealed that the Pixel 7a will be powered by the Tensor G2 chipset. It is also expected to support 5W wireless charging.