Google Pixel 7a to get Face Unlock feature, reveals new leak

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* As per a leak, the Google Pixel 7a will come with a face unlock feature out of the box.
* Pixel 7a expected to be available immediately after the announcement on May 10th.
* Pixel 7a is tipped to cost $499 (approx Rs 41,000).

Google is all set to launch its new Pixel A-series smartphone, the Pixel 7a, next month at the company’s Google I/O 2023 conference. While key details about the phone have leaked in the past, the company is likely to introduce incremental changes to the design of its entry-level Pixel phone, while upgrading the hardware and software.

Google Pixel 7a

One of the key areas where the Pixel 7a is expected to receive an upgrade over its predecessor, the Pixel 6a, is in terms of face unlock support. The Pixel 6a lacked an Al-based facial recognition system to unlock the phone, but with the Pixel 7a, Google is reportedly adding this feature for user convenience.

According to tipster Snoopy Tech, who shared some UI images of the phone, the Pixel 7a will have a flat display with a hole-punch cutout at the top centre and slightly thicker bezels.

Additionally, the phone will offer two types of biometric authentication methods, including the face unlock feature along with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Google Pixel 7a Specifications (Expected)

Google Pixel 7a

The Google Pixel 7a is expected to come with a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The handset will likely be powered by Google’s in-house Tensor G2 SoC and paired with up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS3.1 storage.

The handset is said to feature a dual camera setup on the back with a new 64MP primary camera along with a 13MP ultra-wide angle sensor. For selfies and video calls, the Pixel 7a will likely rely on an updated 12MP sensor. Other notable features on the handset include 5G, 4G, WiFi6, wireless charging, Android 13 out of the box with the promise of 3 future Android version updates, and a sizeable 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W charging.

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Launch Date April 27, 2023 (Unofficial)
Operating System Android v12


Chipset Google Tensor G2
CPU Octa core (2.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex X1 + 2.25 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
Co-Processor Titan M2
Architecture 64 bit
Fabrication 5 nm
Graphics Mali-G78 MP20


Display Type OLED
Screen Size 6.1 inches (15.49 cm)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density 431 ppi
Bezel-less display Yes with punch-hole display
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Refresh Rate 90 Hz
Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand) 84.3 %


Waterproof Yes, Water resistant, IP67
Ruggedness Dust proof


Camera Setup Dual
Resolution 12.2 MP f/1.7, Primary Camera
12 MP f/2.2, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps
1920×1080 @ 30 fps
Camera Setup Single
Resolution 8 MP f/2, Primary Camera
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps


Capacity 4410 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Removable No
Wireless Charging Yes
Quick Charging Yes, Fast
USB Type-C Yes


Internal Memory 128 GB
Expandable Memory No

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Network Support 5G Not Supported in India, 4G Supported in India, 3G, 2G
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack USB Type-C


Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position On-screen
Fingerprint Sensor Type Optical
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Faqs on Google pixel 7a

1) Google Pixel 7a leak points to Face Unlock support ?

Ans) With the Google Pixel 7a moving ever closer to launch, the leak cycle for the mid-range phone has been ramping up. The latest leak seems to indicate that the Pixel 7a will be Google’s first affordable phone with Face Unlock.

Face Unlock for the Google Pixel series debuted on the Pixel 4 lineup, but the feature didn’t return the following year. And while there were quite a few signs that Google had every intention of bringing Face Unlock to the pixel 6 series ,didn’t see the convenient feature arrive again until the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

All the while, Google’s affordable A-Series Pixel phones have thus far only featured fingerprint sensors to supplement the usual Pattern/PIN unlock options. Last year’s Pixel 6a was a step up in technology (but maybe not in quality) from the Pixel 5a before it, as Google switched to using an under-display fingerprint sensor.

By all indications, the Pixel 7a should also feature an under-display sensor, but according to the latest leaked images, it may also have another way to unlock. New (blurry) alleged images of the Pixel 7a shared by leaker snoopy tech some of the phone’s menus, including options for “Face & Fingerprint Unlock.”

If these images are to be believed, this will mark the most affordable Pixel phone to feature Face Unlock. That said, we’ve been down this road before with the Pixel 6 series. It’s still entirely possible for Google to remove this feature from the Pixel 7a before launch.
Presumably, the Face Unlock would work on the same principle as it does on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. On those phones, the front-facing camera’s dual-pixel nature better ensures that what the phone sees is a 3D face and not something like a 2D picture of you.

2) What are the specifications of google pixel 7a?

Ans) As for the rest of the specifications, the Pixel 7a is expected to get a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, and be offered with a dual-camera setup, including a main wide lens and a secondary ultrawide unit.

Based on the leaked renders, the phone could also offer relatively symmetrical bezels, minimizing the chin—and increasing the overall screen-to-body ratio. As for the price, leaks have pointed towards a sticker price of $499, which would represent a $50 price hike, up from the $449 price of the Pixel 6a.

Also Read: Google Pixel 7a Full Images Revealed, Showcases Colour Options and Design via Renders Ahead of Launch

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