“What We Know So Far: A Comprehensive Guide”

The Google Pixel 6a was a standout budget Android phone in 2022 due to its impressive hardware, camera capabilities, and premium construction. The Pixel 7a, set to be released in 2023, is expected to draw inspiration from its predecessor, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This upcoming A-series phone is gearing up to be a budget smartphone hit, and here’s what we know about it so far.

Design and Specs:

While the Pixel 7a is expected to resemble the Pixel 7 in terms of design, there are rumors about a potential ceramic body, which would be a first for any Pixel device. Despite this potential material change, early renders of the Pixel 7a suggest a phone that looks similar to the Pixel 7. The phone is expected to come in white and gray color options, with possible additional color offerings upon the phone’s release. Real-world leaks of the Pixel 7a have shown a design that closely resembles the Pixel 6 and 7.

The Pixel 7a is rumored to use the Google Tensor G2 processor, feature a 50MP camera with a periscope lens, and have a hole-punch screen. It is also confirmed to have an 8GB RAM with 128GB storage capacity and support wireless charging. Additionally, there have been reports of a 90Hz display, which would further enhance the Pixel 7a’s value.


Leaked details suggest that the Pixel 7a’s camera setup will feature a 50MP camera with a Samsung GN1 sensor found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, with a Sony IMX787 64MP sensor for telephoto lenses and a Sony IMX712 for ultrawide lenses.


As expected from the Pixel series, the Pixel 7a is set to provide a unique Android experience with a focus on clean aesthetics, AI-powered tools, and features. The phone is expected to run on Android 13 or 14.

Price and Release Date:

There are no reliable rumors concerning the Pixel 7a’s price and availability, though educated guesses place its cost at $449/£399. A release date has yet to be confirmed, but the Pixel 7a is set to follow a possible reveal at Google I/O 2023.