Google Pixel 7a leak shows 90Hz refresh rate, more memory

The Pixel 7a may not differ much from the Pixel 6a seen here.
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It will be a while before Google repeats its flagship Pixel series. Until then, we have Pixel 7a leaks to go by. The latest tips from abroad includes a look at the phone itself and imply as to what kind of specifications can be inside it. Google’s next mid-range Pixel could have more memory than its predecessor and a faster refresh rate.

This leak comes from the Vietnamese site Zing news, which claims it got its hands on a “test” version of the Pixel 7a meant “for programmers.” But our ears are strained. In approximately four months, one year will have passed since the launch of Pixel 6a. The hardware in the post similar to the last generation of the Pixel A series, down to the rear camera bar on the back. It has a 6.1-inch screen, with apparently “high-end” materials and a few more matte details than the last generation version.

This particular supposed The Pixel 7a was allegedly remotely locked by Google. Zing News could only boot in Android’s fast boot mode, similar to the BIOS modes on Windows machines in that it will show the device’s specifications without having access to the real OS. This the menu revealed it The Pixel 7a could be equipped with 8GB of RAM instead of 6GB in last year’s release. The owner of the Pixel 7a device who leaked the device to Zing News says that the settings panel also showed an upgraded Possibility of 90Hz refresh rate for the screen. That jolt in memory is perhaps to support that refresh rate, to ensure a smoother experience across the board. In fact, one of the biggest complaints about the Pixel 6a is that even in its price range, it doesdoesn’t offer a refresh rate equal to Samsung’s A series, with some models boasting 120Hz refresh rates.

Overall the supposed Pixel 7a specs leaked here matches our expectations. It still has two 12MP cameras on the back, just like the Pixel 6a, although one camera is a standard lens and the other is wide-angle. There is evidence of water resistance, which the Pixel 6a introduced with IP67 certification. But we still lack details on charging capacity and battery size. The Pixel 6a’s 60Hz refresh rate helped that with battery life, and it will be interesting to see if the Pixel 7a can maintain that kind of longevity while pushing out more images.

This is not the first Pixel 7a leak to circulate. We recently had a Pixel-like device pass through the FCC, though some people are crossing their fingers it’s for a foldable rather than a mid-range device. Either way, we should know more about Google I/O, when the company will release its next generation mid-range device.

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