Pixel 7a: 3 reasons why this phone could be a solid upgrade over Pixel 6a


The Google Pixel 7a has been rumored for a long time and if leaks are to be believed, the phone could be launched very soon. The suggested date is May 10, i.e. at this year’s annual Google I/O conference. I’m sure Android purists around the world, including India, have been waiting for the Pixel 7a with bated breath. And if Pixel 6a sales over the past 12 months are as expected, Google may have another winner up its sleeve in the form of the Pixel 7a. Of course, once the phone is officially launched.

So if you’re reading this piece, you must also be following the leaks surrounding the Google Pixel 7a, which means you must have an idea of ​​what’s coming. Still, for those who don’t know, according to leaks, the Pixel 7a is said to have a 90Hz AMOLED display, a brand new 64MP dual rear camera system, and a Tensor G2 chipset under the hood for this flagship. performance. And those are the 3 main reasons why I think you should wait for the Pixel 7a. Or better yet, if you’re using the Pixel 6a, here are 3 main reasons why you should upgrade to the Pixel 7a once the phone launches. Let me elaborate.


Faster and smoother screen

The Google Pixel 6a is a great smartphone, and at its current price, it’s a solid smartphone choice for anyone looking to get a solid device. However, if I were to point out one downside of the Pixel 6a – it would be its screen, more specifically the screen refresh rate. And that’s about to change with the Pixel 7a — or so the rumors suggest.

Ever since we heard rumors about the Pixel 7a, the most notable tidbit about the phone has been the possibility of a higher refresh rate screen. Leaks and reports suggest that this time the Pixel 7a could have a 90Hz AMOLED screen sourced from Samsung, and if this turns out to be true, it will be a huge improvement over the Pixel 6a’s 60Hz screen. With the higher refresh rate on the Pixel 7a, you can be sure of a faster, smoother and more responsive user experience overall.

Newer camera sensors, finally!

The Google Pixel 6a has a fabulous camera performance and is definitely one of the few mid-range phones that can really match premium flagship smartphones when it comes to cameras. However, if you look at the Pixel 6a’s camera hardware, you can see that the primary rear camera on the phone is the aging Sony IMX363 sensor. It’s true that Google does all the software magic and the end result looks absolutely fantastic. But what if the hardware has been upgraded? That could finally happen with the Pixel 7a.

The Google Pixel 7a is said to feature a dual rear camera system, similar to its predecessor the Pixel 6a. However, the main camera on the back could this time be a new 64MP camera, i.e. a Sony IMX787 sensor. Now this is certainly a powerful and much needed replacement for the IMX363. Apart from that, the secondary camera is also said to be upgraded as the device is expected to feature a Sony IMX712 sensor for the ultra-wide sensor. Now pair that with Google’s software gimmick and we could be looking at the next king of mid-range cameras.

The Tensor G2 would bring flagship oomph to the midrange

One of the most interesting leaks about the Google Pixel 7a was its chipset. The phone is said to be powered by the Tensor G2 SoC, which is the same chip that also powers the Pixel 7 duo. And of course, it must be the Tensor G2 inside the Pixel 7a only, as the Pixel 6 series had a Tensor chip that also later made its way into the Pixel 6a. So naturally, it should be safe to assume that the Pixel 7a will also have a Tensor G2 processor.

Now, for those who don’t know, one of the main complaints about the Tensor chip was its overheating problem. This problem has been solved to some extent with the Tensor G2 chip, and the Pixel 7 duo is proof of that. And while the performance of the Tensor G2 processor is very much in line with the real-life Tensor chip, the newer chipset has a better GPU, promising better gaming performance and overall better performance in graphics-intensive tasks. Remember, you should get all these performance improvements with better battery efficiency. It is true that tuning is in place.


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