Google Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold smartphones were officially unveiled at this year’s Google I/O event. The tech giant has finally launched its flagship folding device and affordable A-series smartphone after a lot of speculations. Both the newly announced devices from Google are powered by the in-house Tensor G2 chipset.
The design language of these new devices has quite similar aspects like the metal bar on the back from Pixel 7 series. The Pixel 7a has upgrades like wireless charging support, a 90Hz display, and an IP67 rating. The new Pixel Fold features a 180-degree holding hinge and comes with the highest battery capacity of any other folding handset.
Let’s take a look at the features, complete specifications, pricing, and availability of the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold
Google Pixel 7a Specifications
The Pixel 7a sports a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The punch-hole display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 20:9 aspect ratio, an Always-on display, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The 7a comes with an aluminum frame, a plastic back, and a metal bar that features the camera module.
Under the hood, an octa-core 5nm Google Tensor G2 chipset paired with Mali-G710 MP7 powers the device. The storage provided on the device includes 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone runs on the Android 13 operating system with support for regular updates of up to 5 years.
The camera module features a dual sensor system featuring a primary 64-megapixel shooter with f/1.89 aperture. The primary shooter has an 80-degree FoV and Super Res Zoom for up to 8x. The secondary sensor on the setup comes with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls.
The connectivity options of the Pixel 7a include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The sensor array of the device features an under-display fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. The battery pack on the handset comes with a 4385mAh Li-Po cell that supports 20W fast charging.
Google Pixel Fold Specifications
The Google Pixel Fold features a 5.8-inch outer display with a Full HD OLED panel that has a 1080 x 2092 resolution. The inner folding display has a 7.6-inch OLED screen with a 6:5 aspect ratio and a screen resolution of 1840 x 2208 pixels. Both displays support a 120Hz refresh rate and the outer display has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The Google Tensor G2 chipset paired with a Titan M2 security chip and Mali-G710 MP7 GPU powers the handset. The Fold features 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a UFS 3.1 internal storage of up to 512 GB. The handset runs on the latest and greatest Android 13 operating system with a guaranteed update of 5 years.
The camera module of the device includes a primary 48-megapixel wide-angle lens with OIS, CLAF, and f/1.7 aperture. The secondary camera has a 10.8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter with 121-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture. The tertiary sensor features a 10.8-megapixel dual PD telephoto shooter with 5x optical zoom and 20x Super Res Zoom.
The front-facing camera on the other side has a 9.5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. Whereas, on the inner display side, there comes an 8-megapixel shooter for the same purposes with f/2.0 aperture. Google has included additional camera touches like the Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, and Night Sight.
The connectivity options of the Pixel Fold include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, GPS, Google Cast, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The sensor array of the device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, and light sensor. The battery pack on the device has a 4821mAh cell that supports 30W fast charging.
Price and Availability
The Google Pixel 7a comes with a price tag of Rs. 43,999 or $499 for the single storage version of the 8 + 128GB variant. The device flaunts three different color versions of Charcoal, Sea, and Snow. The handset will be available for sale from May 11 exclusively on Flipkart in India with instant discount offers.
The Pixel Fold starts at a price of $1,799 or Rs. 1,47,500 for the 256GB storage version and $1,919 or Rs. 1,57,300 for the 512 GB variant. The phone will be available in Obsidian and Porcelain color options and Google is offering a Pixel Watch free for customers that purchase the Fold. The device will sell only in select countries across the world and is currently available for pre-order in the US.
|Spec.||Google Pixel 7a||Google Pixel Fold|
|Display||6.1-inch FHD+ OLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, punch-hole display||Outer Display: 5.8-inch Full HD OLED, 1080 x 2092 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, 120Hz refresh rate, Inner Display: 7.6-inch OLED, 1840 x 2208 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate|
|Design||Aluminum frame, plastic back, metal bar with camera module||–|
|Chipset||Google Tensor G2||Google Tensor G2, Titan M2 security chip|
|GPU||Mali-G710 MP7||Mali-G710 MP7|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR5||12GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128GB UFS 3.1||Up to 512GB UFS 3.1|
|Operating System||Android 13||Android 13|
|Camera||Rear: 64MP primary (f/1.89), 13MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)||Rear: 48MP wide-angle (f/1.7), 10.8MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), 10.8MP telephoto (5x optical zoom)|
|Front: 13MP||Front: 9.5MP (outer display), 8MP (inner display)|
|Connectivity||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C||5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Battery||4385mAh, 20W fast charging||4821mAh, 30W fast charging|
|Price||Rs. 43,999 or $499||Starts at $1,799 or Rs. 1,47,500|
|Availability||May 11, exclusively on Flipkart in India||Select countries, currently available for pre-order in the US|
|Additional Offer||–||Free Pixel Watch for customers who purchase the Fold|
|Colors||Charcoal, Sea, Snow||Obsidian, Porcelain|