Check out the Google Pixel 7a in these hands-on images

Despite its dated hardware, the Google Pixel 6a is still one of the best budget Android phones to buy. It launched in July 2022 after being announced at I/O 2022 in May. With the phone’s anniversary fast approaching, rumors and leaks surrounding the Google Pixel 7a have been in full flow. At the start of the year, the phone’s first hands-on images, albeit in poor quality, leaked onto the internet. Now, a few months before I/O 2023, high-quality Pixel 7a hands-on images have been shared online, giving us a closer look at its Pixel 7-inspired design.


From the hands-on images shared by Vietnamese blog Zing News, it’s clear that the Pixel 7a will adopt the Pixel 7’s camera bar design. This means the camera bump will use matte aluminum instead of glass, making it much more durable. Unfortunately, the images also confirm that Google hasn’t done anything to reduce the thick bezels around the screen.

Source: Zing News

Thanks to the glass back panel, the Pixel 7a looks much more premium in the photos.

While it’s hard to tell from the hands-on images, the Pixel 7a should retain the same 6.1-inch screen size as its predecessor, though the refresh rate will apparently get a bump to 90Hz. Based on information from the About Phone and Bootloader menu, the phone will pack 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. By comparison, the Pixel 6a comes with 6GB of RAM.

Other goodies confirmed from the hands-on images include a single physical SIM tray, rubber protection around the SIM slot for IP protection, a speaker and a USB-C port on the bottom. Google remotely locked the phone shortly after its images were shared online, making it difficult to determine its other specifications. If previous leaks are anything to go by, the Pixel 7a should use a Tensor G2 chip, have 5W wireless charging and keep the same $450 price as its predecessor.

The device is apparently a “software prototype” running Android 13. Since the Pixel 7a is only a few months away from its official unveiling, this is likely to be its final design as well. This is not the first time that unreleased Pixel phones have appeared in Vietnam months before their launch. Expect more Pixel 7a leaks to emerge as the phone gets closer to its release.

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