Pixel 7a: Google introduces its new budget phone

The Pixel 7a is in the starting blocks. The manufacturer officially presented its price-performance model at the Google I/O. All important facts at a glance.

No surprise at the Google I/O: As expected, the Pixel 7a was presented at the developer conference today and is intended to continue the tradition of inexpensive and small smartphones.

It doesn’t always have to be the most groundbreaking innovations, Google probably also thought at the I/O developer conference and presented the Pixel 7a, the latest model of its current smartphone generation, in addition to the Pixel Fold. The Pixel 7a should build on the success of previous models

Price and Release: Available faster than expected, more expensive than the last one

The first surprise of the Pixel 7a presentation: The latest smartphone in the Google series can be bought directly today. However, there is one downside, because compared to the Pixel 6a, the 7a will be a bit more expensive at launch. Google demands at least 499 US dollars for the new smartphone in the USA; it can be assumed that the smartphone will be sold in the euro area for a similar price.

Pixel 7a

When it comes to memory, those interested in buying can choose between 128 and 256 gigabytes, and the price goes up accordingly. The color variations of the Pixel 7a are also new: the current generation adds a new “coral” color to grey, white, and blue.

Pixel 7a Specs: Nothing new inside

As a display, the Pixel 7a relies on the classic OLED panel with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and packs a refresh rate of 90 Hertz. True to the brand, the A series bucks the trend towards ever larger smartphones and has a diagonal of “only” 6.13 inches.

The Pixel 7a is powered by Google’s in-house Tensor G2 chip, which is already used in the larger sibling models. In addition to the memory sizes mentioned above, there are eight gigabytes of RAM on the RAM side – just classic middle class.

At least the camera gets an upgrade: The main sensor in the Pixel 7a has a resolution of 64 megapixels with an F1.8 aperture, flanked by a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The 13 MP front camera known as the predecessor is responsible for selfies.

The battery capacity is 4,400 mAh and can be charged with a 20-watt charger – but this is not included in the scope of delivery. After all: For first-time buyers, the Pixel Buds A are available free of charge, but it is not yet clear how long the campaign will last.