Google has announced a number of new smartphones, including the budget camera phone, the Pixel 7a, with an updated dual rear camera system, as well as an updated front camera, all now feature 4K video recording, and the budget offering now benefits from motion blur, which has previously been only found in the higher-end Pixel smartphones, such as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
- Read our full Google Pixel 7a review!
Google Pixel 7a at a glance:
- 64MP wide-angle, f/1.9, 25mm equivalent, (83°), 4K 60p
- 13MP ultra-wide, f/2.2, 14mm equivalent, (120°), 4K 30p
- 13MP selfie camera, 4K 30p, face unlock
- 6.1inch FullHD gOLED, up to 90Hz, screen
- Battery: 4385mAh (18W charging, 7.5W wireless)
- Operating system and processor: Android 13, Titan M2 processor
- Size and weight: 152.4 x 72.9 x 9.0mm, 193g (IP67 rating)
- 8GB RAM, 128GB storage
- $499 / £449 RRP
Also announced today is the new Google Pixel Fold, and Google Pixel Tablet, these are priced at $1799 / £1749 for the Google Pixel Fold, and £599 for the Google Pixel Tablet.
The Google Pixel Fold offers:
- Triple camera setup similar to the Pixel 7 Pro
- 10.8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide, 48MP f/1.7 wide, and 10.8MP 5x telephoto camera
- The main camera can be used as a selfie camera
- 9.5MP f/2.2 fixed focus front camera
- 8MP f/2.0 fixed focus inner camera
- 7.6inch 6:5 aspect ratio tablet screen, up to 120Hz
- 5.8inch 17.4:9 aspect ratio external screen, up to 120Hz
- 4821mAh battery, 30W charging, Wireless
- 12GB RAM, 256-512GB storage options
The Google Pixel Fold is currently the thinnest foldable phone on the market, and can be used as a compact smartphone when folded, or a tablet when needed. It has an IPX8 rating to protect it against the weather.
More information on the Google Pixel 7a – From Google:
Meet Google Pixel 7a, our latest A-Series phone that delivers all the helpfulness of Google at a fantastic value. It’s built with Google Tensor G2, our flagship processor, and Titan M2, our dedicated security chip, making it faster, more efficient and more secure.1 (Compared to Pixel 6a)
Pixel 7a is packed with many of the must-have features of our premium phones that are now available on an A-series phone for the first time — like Face Unlock, 8GB of RAM, an up to 90Hz Smooth Display and wireless charging. Pixel 7a provides the core Pixel experience, starting at $499 / £449.
A sleek design you know and love
Pixel 7a has the same familiar design as Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, with its iconic Pixel camera bar and smooth, sculpted surfaces. Featuring an all-new midframe architecture, Pixel 7a is our most durable A-series yet. And to support Pixel’s continued commitment to sustainability, the aluminum housing is made with 100% recycled content.2 (Recycled aluminum in the housing is approximately 11% of product based on weight.)
You can choose from four colours to suit your style: Charcoal, Snow, Sea, and Coral.3 (Coral is exclusive to GStore in the US.) We’re even launching Pixel Buds A-Series in Sea. For added protection, don’t forget to pick up a case made just for Pixel 7a.
A fully upgraded camera system
Ranked the best smartphone camera under £500, Pixel 7a’s camera system 4 has been completely upgraded to bring amazing camera features to more people. The phone’s upgraded main camera features a 72% larger sensor than Pixel 6a. Plus, it has an all-new 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, so you can capture more in your shots. And Night Sight is even twice as fast as on Pixel 6a.
You’ll even be able to capture 4K video with the all-new 13-megapixel front camera. And for the first time on an A-series, Pixel 7a has Long Exposure, which can add texture and energy to things in motion, like waterfalls. To top it all off, thanks to Tensor G2, Pixel 7a includes Super Res Zoom up to 8x to give you sharp, high-quality images so you’ll never miss a detail when taking photos from further away.
You’ll also get all of the photography experiences that make Pixel, Pixel — like Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur in Google Photos. And as always, your Pixel’s camera includes Real Tone™ technology, so your skin tone is accurately represented.