Google just launched the Pixel 7a, the company’s latest Pixel smartphone, in India, as it had promised. The phone comes with a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, is powered by Google Tensor G2 SoC, Titan M2 security chip and has support for 5G SA/NSA.
The phone runs Android 13, and will receive security updates for at least 5 years, but it should get OS updates for 3 years. In addition to the Night Sight feature, it gets a new long exposure feature. Super Res Zoom is now 8X from 7X in the 6a.
The phone has a 3D thermoformed composite back compared to glass in the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, but comes with a tactile alloy frame and visor. The aluminum in the housing is 100% recycled content, said the company.
It comes with a new 64MP rear camera, OIS along with a 13MP ultra-wide secondary camera, and an 13-megapixel camera on the front, so it now supports 4K video recording with both front and rear cameras. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner and packs a 4385mAh battery with support for fast charging and also supports wireless charging.
Google Pixel 7a specifications
- 6.1-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR display, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Google Tensor G2 processor with Titan M2 security chip
- 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage
- Android 13
- Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
- 64MP rear camera with Quad PD Quad Bayer, f/1.89 aperture, IMX787 sensor, LED flash, OIS, 13MP 120° Ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, up to 4K 60fps video recording
- 13MP front camera with 95° ultra-wide lens, f/2.2 aperture, up to 4K 30fps video recording
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Water and dust Resistant (IP67)
- USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
- Dimensions: 152x 72.9x9mm; Weight: 193.5g
- 5G SA/NA (n1/2/3/5/7/8/12/14/20/25/28/30/38/41/48/66/71/77/78), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, BeiDou, NavIC, USB Type C 3.3 (Gen 2), NFC
- 4385mAh battery with 18W wired fast charging, wireless charging
Pricing and availability
The Google Pixel 7a comes in Charcoal, Sea and Snow colours and is priced at Rs. 43,999 (MRP), the same launch price as the Pixel 6a. It is now available to purchase in India from Flipkart.
- Instant discount of Rs. 4,000 on HDFC Bank Cards with an option to avail a no cost EMI, or Rs. 4,000
off in exchange for any Pixel device and other select smartphone models.
- Get Fitbit Inspire 2 at Rs. 3,999 and Pixel Buds A-Series at Rs.3,999 when either is purchased along with the Pixel 7a.
- Free screen damage protection for one year
In collaboration with F1 Info Solutions, Google has launched 28 multi-brand stores across 27 cities in India where Pixel owners can walk in to get support for their devices.
At these centers, users can get their device diagnosed, get simple issues resolved, or obtain information about the features of their device.
If their device needs a physical repair, the center will pack it and ship it for servicing, after which they will communicate with the user until their device is repaired and returned to them at the center.