A couple of days ago, we saw the Google Pixel 7a was getting a little blurry hands-on video treatment by a private Pixel fab Facebook group located in Vietnam. The unit that’s being recorded in this video has a 90Hz screen, dual-SIM support, and shared a lot of similarities with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones with the same cutout for the dual cameras on the back side. A prolific tipster, Chun has spilled some key info about the Pixel 7a handset.
Chun took to Twitter and posted a tweet revealing that Google has remotely locked the leaked Pixel 7a. The device couldn’t boot to the home screen as it has been remotely locked. You can see in the video that turning on the device does not go past the fastboot menu.
Remembering the Pixel 7a? The guy messaged me a few minutes ago that the phone is remotely locked by Google.— No name (@chunvn8888) January 4, 2023
At least we now know another detail: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB pic.twitter.com/ZRaDUXYSDW
As evidenced by the video, the fastboot menu has revealed key information on its RAM and storage capacities. The Pixel 7a was spotted running with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM supplied by Samsung, and 128 GB of UFS storage supplied by Micron. The “Lynx” codename, which is being referred to the Pixel 7a, can also be seen in the same menu on the fastboot screen. To recall, 2022’s Pixel 6a was launched with 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, first-gen Tensor SoC, and a 60Hz FHD+ display.
The Pixel 4a (the firs Pixel A smartphone) also made its debut in 2020 with 6GB of RAM onboard. That means Google hasn’t given its mid-range lineup a RAM upgrade since Pixel 4a launch. It looks like, the Pixel 7a is going to be a considerable upgrade by google with a little leap forward in technology to ship with a 90Hz FHD+ screen, the latest Tensor G2 chip, and faster LPDDR5 RAM.
As per past rumors, it is expected to dual rear camera setup n the rear – a 64 megapixel Sony IMX787 main camera and a Sony IMX712 ultra-wide camera. It is also being rumored to have wireless charging support (capped at 5W though), and an in-display fingerprint sensor.