Jon Prosser, the anchor of YouTube’s digital channel Front Page Tech, broke the news that Google would introduce the Pixel 7a phone on May 10. Another media outlet, 9to5Google, again revealed that the device will cost $499.
Google will release the Pixel 7a on May 11, two days after its I/O conference. It will sell for $499, up $50, or 11%, from the launch price of the Pixel 6a.
According to the article, the price increase is mainly related to Google’s upgrade of the Pixel 7a’s hardware specifications. The Pixel 7a will have a 64-megapixel main camera and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. For comparison, the Pixel 6a has a 12.2-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens.
The screen refresh rate was also increased from 60Hz to 90Hz. Google Pixel 7a is also the first phone in the series to support wireless charging.