The release date for the Google Pixel 7a has been the subject of much speculation lately. According to a chatbot named Bard, the Pixel 7a will be released on August 24th with preorders beginning on July 20th. This is much later than previous rumors had suggested and it’s worth noting that AI-powered chatbots like Bard often derive their information from existing rumors, so the August release date seems somewhat suspect.
Google Pixel 7a launch event
Earlier rumors had suggested a mid-June release for the Pixel 7a, coinciding with the release of Google’s first foldable phone, the Pixel Fold. However, this is earlier than last year’s Pixel 6a release date of July 28th and even earlier than the release of the Pixel 5a on August 26th.
One theory is that the Pixel 7a release may coincide with the public release of Android 14. Google has already released the Android 14 Developer Preview (DP) for several Pixel models, including the Pixel 7, Pixel 6, and Pixel 5. As usual, the release timeline includes several betas leading up to a stable and feature-complete version of Android 14.
Google typically releases Android to the public in August, as was the case in 2022. It’s possible that Google will announce the Pixel 7a during its annual I/O developer conference on May 10th and put it up for sale at the end of July. This would coincide with the public release of Android 14 and give Google a chance to showcase the new features of both the phone and the operating system.
Google Pixel 7a specifications
As for the rumored specifications of the Pixel 7a, they include a 6.1-inch 1080p 90Hz display, a Google Tensor G2 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and an 18W wired/5W wireless charging speed.
The main camera is expected to be a 64MP Sony IMX787, with a 13MP Sony IMX712 ultrawide camera and an 8MP front camera of Sony IMX355 sensor. The phone is also expected to measure 152.4 x 72.9 x 9.0mm (10.1mm with the camera bump) and have a starting price of $449.