The contender for the title of the best smartphone of the year from Google is officially presented. The Pixel 7a received some upgrades compared to its predecessor, but at the same time, it became a bit more expensive.

The 6.1″ OLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 points now has a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The Tensor G2 chipset is complemented by 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The capacity of the UFS 3.1 drive is 128 GB. There are Wi-Fi 6E modules, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, and USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port. The 4,385 mAh battery should last a full day, with support for 18W wired charging and 7.5W wireless charging.

The dual camera of the smartphone also received an update. The main sensor has a resolution of 64 MP (1/1.73″, f/1.89, Super Res Zoom up to 8x), it is complemented by a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 120-degree viewing angle, autofocus). The front camera is 13 MP (f/2.2, 95-degree viewing angle). Google claims that the Night Sight mode works twice as fast as on the Pixel 6a. There is also a Long Exposure mode that allows you to experiment with shooting moving objects.

Pixel 7a is equipped with an under-display fingerprint scanner and stereo speakers. There is a Nano SIM slot as well as an eSIM chip. The smartphone has IP67 protection against moisture and dust.

Google officially presented Pixel 7a

The novelty has already gone on sale for $499. The Pixel 7a is available in black, white, blue, and coral colors.