Google Pixel 7a has been launched as a part of Google's product presentation that kicked off its I/O 2023 developer event. The handset 7a was launched alongside other Pixel products, which includes the new Pixel Fold foldable and the Pixel Tablet. The Pixel 7a continues the more affordable lineup of Google's A-series smartphones, but gets some big upgrades. There's a new design inspired by the premium Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, a new processor, cameras, and new features like wireless charging.
Google Pixel 7a price in India, availability
The Pixel 7a will be available in an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 43,999 and will go on sale on Flipkart from May 11. As part of launch offer, buyers can get an instant discount of Rs. 4,000 when purchasing the phone using HDFC Bank cards. This brings the price down to Rs. 39,999. The Pixel 7a will be available in three finishes – Charcoal, Snow, and Sea.
Google Pixel 7a specifications
The Google Pixel 7a offers a 6.1-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, which is a first for the Pixel A-series as older phones have always gone with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. The display is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 screen and also comes with HDR support. The phone's fingerprint scanner is embedded in the display.
Google has upgraded the Pixel 7a's processor to its latest Tensor G2 SoC, which also powers its premium Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. The processor, which also comes with its Titan M2 security co-processor, is offered with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Communication standards include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.3 and NFC along with support for the usual global positioning systems. There's a USB Type-C (3.2 Gen 2) port at the bottom.
The Google Pixel 7a in its three finishes
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The phone comes with a 4,385mAh battery, which is smaller than the Pixel 6a's battery, and does not offer a charger in the box. However, Google has for the first time included wireless charging with the Pixel 7a and it supports the Qi charging standard.
For optics, the cameras on the phone have seen a noticeable upgrade over the previous model. The Pixel 7a offers a 64-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS). The ultra wide-angle camera has also been upgraded to a 13-megapixel sensor and the same goes for the selfie camera, which now has a 13-megapixel sensor. The phone measures 152mm x 72.9mm x 9mm in terms of dimensions and weighs 193.5g.
The phone offers the Google Pixel software experience with Android 13 and thanks to the updated Tensor G2 SoC also brings camera features like faster Night Sight, Long Exposure modes to the Pixel 7a.
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