Leaked Google Pixel 7a spec sheet suggests some key upgrades are coming

This looks set to be one of the best cheap phones on the market

Google Pixel 6A review
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The Google Pixel 6a is unquestionably one of the best cheap phones on the market right now. With a modest but capable spec sheet, it offers an entry into the Pixel ecosystem without needing to shell out for the top end Google Pixel 7 or Google Pixel 7 Pro.

It's successor, the Google Pixel 7a, is rumoured to be launching at Google I/O, and should offer some welcome upgrades. That's according to a newly leaked full spec sheet.

The information comes from Yogesh Brar, a well-regarded tipster with a particular history for full spec sheet leaks. And it shows off some nifty upgrades, which should make the Pixel 7a an even more attractive prospect than its predecessor.

Some of the specs had previously been rumoured. For example, we'd heard about a sizable camera upgrade, which should see a dual rear-camera array sporting a 64MP main sensor and a 12MP ultrawide. The display is also said to be an FHD+ OLED panel, with a 90Hz refresh rate.

Elsewhere, Face Unlock capabilities look set to join the fray, while the Tensor G2 chip found in Google's premium handsets will power things. Still, there are a couple of new things on this list.

First, we see a RAM boost. The Pixel 6a was only packing 6GB of RAM, where the Pixel 7a is listed with 8GB. It's not a world-beating change, but that should offer a little more horsepower when running multiple apps.

There's also a slight boost to charging, with 20W wired charging listed. The previous model was only capable of 18W wired charging. Again, it's nothing headline-worthy, but it should make topping up a bit snappier. Wireless charging is also said to be included, though there's no information about speeds for this.

The battery is listed at 4,400mAh. On the Pixel 6a, typical capacity was rated at 4,410mAh, though that's likely to be a rounding error more than anything else.

Overall, this looks like a decent boost to a great value handset. A handful of minor changes that should gently increase the usability of the phone is still a great upgrade, and should add up to a top value package.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.