Pixel 6a is great, no doubt about that. But with that device, Google did cut costs at many corners – most importantly, on the display. And that is not all. Even the camera suffered the same fate. But it seems that Google has realized what mess it has made with the last A-series device, and therefore started working on its next A-series device – Pixel 7a. Rumor has it, that Google this time is going with a faster 90Hz display, alongside a dual-rear camera setup.
The information comes from the developer Kuba Wojciechowski, who dug deeper into the source code of the camera app and the drivers, and found a string, which says “Pixel 22 Mid-range.”
Other than that, what he found about the camera is more interesting. For instance, the codename for the Pixel 7a is “Lynx”, and was supposed to have three rear-facing sensors – GN1 from Samsung, IMX787, and IMX712 from Sony. As of today, the GN1 has been removed from the code, and the Sony sensors retain their places, with IMX787 being the main sensor and IMX712 being the ultra-wide sensor. Moreover, it is for the very first time that Google is moving away from its all-time favorite sensor IMX363.
Although the Pixel 7a is said to have wireless charging, it will still be limited to 5W.
It is yet to be seen what Google is going to do in their upcoming Pixel 7a.