- Google Pixel 7a is in the works
- A leaked video of the device has appeared online
- It reveals the design and key features of the device
Google Pixel 7a hands-on video has surfaced in a private Facebook group from Vietnam, which is where Google assembles its Pixel phones. The handset that can be seen in the video matches the Pixel 7a renders that surfaced in November 2022.
The device is seen operating in Vietnamese. In the Settings app, the device is mentioned as “Pixel 7a”, and its hardware version is “DVT1.0,” which means it is a Design Validation Test (DVT) unit. This indicates that the device seen in the leaked video has a production-worthy design. Here is a look at the hands-on video.
Google Pixel 7a design
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The 50-second video that was leaked shows that the Google Pixel 7a looks a lot like the Pixel 7. However, the Pixel 7a being a more affordable device, looks less premium. It can be seen sporting a punch-hole display with thick bezels around it. Like the predecessor model, it seems to feature an under-display fingerprint scanner.
The rear shell of the device has a glossy finish, but the camera bar has a matte appearance. It houses a dual-camera setup and an LED flash. The bottom edge of the device has a pair of slits on either side of the USB Type-C port. These could be the bottom-firing speakers. The right edge of the device has a power key and a volume rocker. The left side of the device as well as its top edge, are not visible in the video.
The previous Pixel A-series phones all had a 60Hz refresh rate display. However, the leaked video reveals that the Pixel 7a’s screen will support up to a 90Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, it does not reveal any other information on the specs of the device.
Google Pixel 7a specifications, launch timeframe (rumoured)
Previous reports have revealed that the Pixel 7a will feature a 90Hz OLED display, the Tensor G2 chip, and carry support for 5W wireless charging. For selfies, it may feature an 8-megapixel front camera, and its back panel may house a 64-megapixel Sony IMX787 primary camera and a Sony IMX712 ultra-wide lens.
Google is expected to hold its next I/O 2023 event in May this year. It is likely that Pixel 7a will get unveiled at the said event.