The Google Pixel 7a is one of the most eagerly awaited low-cost smartphones of this year and will follow in the footsteps of the Pixel 7. There hasn’t been much information available yet on the Pixel 7a’s capabilities. But already on the fifth day of the year, there is a second significant rumor regarding Google’s upcoming phone that suggests it may be a genuine flagship rival.
An alleged Pixel 7a prototype video just surfaced on Facebook, showing off the device’s amazing 90Hz display. Currently, it appears that Google has locked this test device, which has revealed additional details. The Pixel 7a leaked device, according to a tweet by Chunvn8888(opens in new tab), is no longer able to exit the fastboot screen, despite showing that it has 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of storage.
For an entry-level device, 128GB of storage is quite ordinary, but the 8GB RAM increase sounds more intriguing. For comparison, the Pixel 6a had 6GB of RAM, so the Pixel 7a would represent a significant upgrade.
All flagship phones, including the Pixel 7, have 8GB of RAM. Although Apple doesn’t promote the RAM on its smartphones, the entire iPhone 14 series reportedly has 6GB of RAM (opens in new tab). Google would make a significant advancement this year if it increased the RAM on its entry-level phone.
Similar to how the 60Hz panel we saw on the Pixel 6a would be a pleasant improvement, the reported 90Hz display panel would similarly be. The Tensor G2 chip that we saw in the premium Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro versions last year will also likely be sent to the Pixel 7a by Google. This along with the RAM boost demonstrate that the Pixel 7a will be a reliable low-cost phone.
In reality, the Pixel 7a’s design, as shown in the video, looks fantastic from the outside as well and improves on the Pixel 6a from the previous year. Like the Pixel 7, it also has a camera bar, but with more pronounced camera lenses.
The rumor ought to definitely be treated with a grain of salt because the footage was initially released on Facebook.
However, the Pixel 7a’s price does come into question given the extra RAM and 90Hz display. With all the upgrades, we hope Google doesn’t raise the price of its low-cost phone. However, there haven’t yet been any rumors to support that. Like the Pixel 6a, the Pixel 7a may rank among the finest inexpensive smartphones to purchase if its price stays below $500.
The Pixel 7a may not go on sale for a few more months, but if these reports are to be believed, it is already going to be one of the most intriguing smartphones to watch out for this year.