Technology enthusiasts and smartphone users alike are eagerly awaiting the release of Google‘s upcoming midrange phone, the Pixel 7a. And now, thanks to the Vietnamese website Zing News, we have an idea of what the phone will look like.
According to the website, the leaked images are from a prototype that programmers were using as a test device. Despite Google reportedly locking the phone remotely after the owner leaked photos of it online, they were still able to confirm some key details about the phone.
For instance, the device is said to be running Android 13 and will have a 90 Hz screen option in the Settings app. It will also have 8 GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is impressive for a midrange phone.
The phone’s design is reminiscent of its predecessors, with a camera bar at the back that houses two 12-megapixel cameras – one standard and one super wide angle – similar to the Pixel 6a. However, the camera bar is metal with a matte finish, unlike the Pixel 6a’s glass bar and the Pixel 7’s polished aluminum one.
The Pixel 7a’s case is composed of two glass sides with a metal frame that has cutouts for the speakers and the USB-C charging port at the bottom. It also has a slot for the SIM tray that can accommodate a single physical SIM card, though it remains unclear whether it has eSIM support.
On the front, the phone retains the 6a’s thick bezel and a rather large front cam cutout. However, previous leaks suggest that the device will have a “Smooth Display” capability, allowing users to adjust its refresh rate from 60Hz to 90Hz – a first for the A-series line.
Google has yet to officially announce the Pixel 7a, but the leaked images and details confirm information from previous leaks. Additionally, Google has historically introduced its Pixel A devices at its annual I/O event, which is set to take place on May 10th this year.