Google Pixel 7a will have a 90Hz display
Wojciechowski found According to his undisclosed sources, the Pixel 7a will come with a 90Hz 1080p display panel from Samsung. Interestingly, the Pixel 6a also comes with a Samsung-made 90Hz display, but Google decided to cap the refresh rate at 60Hz. The Pixel 7a seems to have no such cap and will offer a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, which is sure to please Pixel a-series fans.
Google Pixel 7a comes with upgraded cameras
The cameras on the Google Pixel 7a are a big upgrade over the Pixel 6a. The current affordable Pixel phone offers a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor. Wojciechowski dug into the camera drivers and found that Google had made some changes to the previously identified camera setup. The Pixel 7a was previously reported to feature a triple camera system with a Samsung GM1 primary sensor. Now, it seems that the Pixel 7a will get a 64MP Sony IMX787 primary sensor and an IMX712 wide-angle lens.
The Pixel 7a lacks a telephoto camera, but the cameras are still a big upgrade over the Pixel 6a’s 12MP sensor. The higher megapixel count combined with Google’s camera software significantly improves image quality on the Pixel 7a.
Google Pixel 7a comes with wireless charging
The third major upgrade that Wojciechowski discovered is that the Pixel 7a comes with wireless charging support. None of the previous Pixel A-series phones offered wireless charging support, so this is definitely an improvement. Wireless charging speed seems to be capped at 5W, which means charging the phone is frustratingly slow.
These are some of the biggest upgrades the Google Pixel 7a offers over the Pixel 6a. We expect more hardware-level improvements, but details are still limited at this point. We expect to know more about the Pixel 7a in the coming months.