Google’s upcoming Pixel 7a is already in someone’s hands

So it seems that this is what the Google Pixel 7a will look like. Vietnamese site Zing News (via the edge) has shared images of what it says is a prototype of the upcoming mid-range phone that programmers were using as a test device. After its owner leaked pictures of it online, Google reportedly remotely locked the phone, but not before they could verify it ran Android 13 and had a 90Hz screen option in the Settings app. They also managed to confirm that the device has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

As you can see, the phone comes with a camera band like its predecessors, but it’s metallic with a matte finish unlike the Pixel 6a’s glass band and the Pixel 7’s brushed aluminum band. It appears to have two 12MP cameras — one standard and one ultrawide — like the Pixel 6a, too.

The case itself consists of two glass sides with a metal frame that has holes for the speakers and a USB-C charging port at the bottom. Along its edges, there is a slot for the SIM tray that can hold one physical SIM card. The owner, who bought the device from an acquaintance, was unable to confirm whether or not it supports eSIM. On the front with its screen turned on, it’s easy to see that it still has the 6a thick bezel and a fairly large front camera cutout.

These new images and details confirm information from previous leaks, which included renderings that showed a Pixel 6a-like phone. Older images also showed a device with “smooth rendering” capability, allowing users to adjust the refresh rate from 60Hz to 90Hz, a first for the A-series.

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Google has yet to announce the Pixel 7a, but it has historically introduced its Pixel A devices at its annual I/O event. This year, the developer conference keynote will be held on May 10th.

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