The Pixel 7a is an addition to Google's affordable 'A' labelled mid-range Pixel 7 series, which is due to be released in mid-2023, has been in the talks for some time. The Google Pixel 7a was previously predicted to feature a triple rear camera sensor with Samsung's 50-megapixel sensor, 64-megapixel telephoto sensor, and 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor.
This means the telephoto sensor is making its first appearance on the Pixel A series. However, tipster Kuba Wojciechowski, who published this information earlier, hinted that Google may have ditched Samsung's 50-megapixel lens. The tipper also revealed new information about the Google Pixel 7a display.
According to the latest hints, Google may be using Samsung's 90Hz 1080p OLED panel display for its rumoured budget product. This would make the device have one of the best displays in the affordable segment. The informant claims that Qualcomm chips are used by the search giant for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity via his Google-proprietary Tensor SoC, which acts as a key driver for smartphones. This is the first time a Tensor-powered smartphone will be paired with a Qualcomm chip for connectivity, according to an Android Police report.
The device is also expected to support wireless charging, which is also a first in its segment. However, according to the information, the speed of wireless charging will be limited to 5W. 5W is so slow that it suggests that wireless charging support is being used by the search giant as a marketing push rather than as a utility feature. This is premised on using cheap materials to make the flagship pixel experience available for an affordable price.