If the latest online leaked tip is believed, Google Pixel 7A will have a significant upgrade from every previously launched smartphone in Google’s Pixel A series. The model is already slated to be the most affordable addition to the already mid range Google smartphone series. It is widely speculated to have an early 2023 launch, though no official word from the brand has hit the newsstand yet. The online buzz around the Pixel 7A suddenly skyrocketed this week when it was leaked to sport a better camera combination and wireless charging amongst various other cool features.
Interestingly, the first indication of Google Pixel 7A was noticed during a public conversation on Android’s open-source code. Many netizens quickly cracked that the codename “Lynx” was basically what later going to be named Pixel 7A and will be officially launched in the markets in 2023.
When the company released the first model in the A series pixel smartphones, the positioning of the product was around the message of making the flagship device affordable. Nevertheless, the gap between specifications, quality and experience has tremendously reduced with every new addition to the A series pixel smartphones.
Google displayed a similar approach during the launch of the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5. Targeting two extremely different segments yet both smartphones had the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC with an aim to reduce the gap between specifications, quality and experience at the same time. The Pixel 4a 5G with 90Hz refresh rate for optimum display performance came with water resistance, a premium metal body, and wireless charging. These specifications for smartphones in the category were almost unheard of. Later, the Pixel 5A upon launch also successfully managed to keep the market selling price under a range while also offering premium features such as a water-resistant smartphone body and metal exterior finish.
Significantly, both the models i.e. Google Pixel 4A and Google Pixel 5A had a similar primary camera sensor just as was offered with the series flagship handsets.
Weibo leaker Digital Chat Station, at the beginning of this year, had already disclosed some details about the pixel handset. They revealed that the device is under development and most certainly, Foxconn is manufacturing it in China. Their information also added that the Pixel 7a will have the same Tensor G2 Chip that was earlier seen in the Pixel 7 series. They also said the product will be launched in a ceramic finish body and while no official confirmation is in place for the tech enthusiasts but if this information is right then that makes Pixel 7a the first Google smartphone to have a ceramic body.
Amongst all these tips and leaks from different sources, famous android researcher Kuba Wojciechowski hasn’t stayed behind in the chat. According to Wojciechowski, the “Lynx” which we have the hint to be the codename of Pixel 7a is supposedly developed with “P9222” chip for wireless charging. So, if this news is true then it defuses some of the excitement regarding the wireless charging feature that the latest leak talked about. Now, the “P9222” chip only supports 5W charging, which directly means that the wireless charging technology (if it’s there in Pixel 7A) would become a feature rather promotional than practically functional.
The Google Pixel series models currently available in the market include Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a with 5G and Pixel 3a.