Pixel 7a Might Be just around the Corner.

Pixel 7a Might Be just around the Corner.

We're expecting Google to officially introduce the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro next month, after confirming their existence back in May - but we now have word of a smaller Pixel model that might possibly be due soon.

This comes from Digital Chat Station, a reliable leaker with a solid track record. Unfortunately, we don't obtain much information about the gadget other than a codename: Neila.

The phone will reportedly sport a single circular cutout for the front camera, similar to the Pixel 7. The back of the phone will reportedly follow the design of recent Pixels, with an extruded bar holding the rear cameras.

What we don't have is any indication of how small this new phone will be. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch screen, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.71-inch screen, with the top Pixel 7 devices believed to be about the same size.

Is this the Google Pixel 7a in disguise? After all, the Pixel 6a has a smaller 6.1-inch display - but the leak includes the phrase "flagship" (via Google Translate), implying that it won't be a more cheap mid-ranger like the Pixel 6a.

In prior months, there were rumors of a smaller Pixel 7 and a Pixel 7 Ultra, but Google has only confirmed the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. We'll have to watch what else comes out in the same series.

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Jessica Vieira
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