According to reports (based on retail listings) from both 9to5Google(Opens in a new tab) and WinFuture(Opens in a new tab), Google is launching a pair of new devices in June: the Google Pixel 7a and the Pixel Fold. That would mean the devices would be in stores about a month after Google’s annual I/O conference(Opens in a new tab)which will begin on May 10. I/O has traditionally been software-focused, but last year several devices were announced, such as the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch.
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Curiously, launching the Pixel 7a in June would put Google a month ahead of schedule compared to previous years. The Pixel 6a hit store shelves last July.
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However, these retail listings didn’t stop with a launch date.
We also got a few other juicy bits of info. For starters, the leak suggests that the Pixel Fold will come in at least a 256GB storage variant with Carbon and Porcelain as color options. The 7a may only come in a 128GB model with carbon, cotton and arctic blue color options.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get exact price figures for either device. And aside from colors and storage, there still isn’t much solid information to go on about either device. Earlier reporting on the Pixel Fold indicated that it would unfold into a large, notepad-like display similar to a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold device. As for the 7a, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s basically a Pixel 7 with some minor improvements and minor compromises to keep the price down. It would follow in the footsteps of every other Pixel A series phone.
Google I/O can’t get here fast enough for Pixel-heads.