Google has announced a successor to last year’s entry-level Pixel 6A, the Pixel 7A. The Pixel 7A runs on Google’s in-house Tensor G2 chipset and has improvements over its predecessor.
In terms of design, the Pixel 7A’s body is made of recycled aluminium, glass, and plastic. It has a 6.1-inch display coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while a 3D composite covers the back panel. Like in the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, the Pixel 7A has an aluminium frame encapsulating the camera cut-out across the side of the phone. The Pixel 7A has a fingerprint sensor in its 1080 x 2400 display and a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz higher than the 60Hz of the Pixel 6A. Google’s Smooth Display design ensures that the new smartphone optimizes for battery well.
Under the hood, the $499 Pixel 7A is powered by the Tensor G2 chip and the Titan M2 co-processor found in the flagships Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. The Pixel 7A is bundled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. The stock Android running on it brings new improvements to its camera, such as Google’s new Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, Night Shift, and Real Tone, which helps accurately process skin tones.
In the camera department, the rear panel has a 64MP main shooter alongside a 13MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view, while the front camera has a 13MP sensor with Face Unlock.
According to Google, the new Pixel 7A has a 4,386mAh battery capacity that can last for 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode. It is also IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. Google is promising a minimum of 5 years of security updates for the smartphone and 3 years of Android OS updates.
The Pixel 7A is available on the Google Store with a free pair of Pixel Buds A-Series and a case in 17 countries: US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. It can be picked up in Charcoal, Sea, Snow, and Coral colourways.