Possible Google Pixel 7a compact phone (codename Neila) tipped to be in the works

Google Pixel 7a is expected to launch in 2023 with a compact 6.1-inch display.

Highlights
  • Google reportedly working on a compact Pixel device for 2023.
  • The project has been codenamed Neila, and the device is likely to be called the Pixel 7a.
  • The Pixel 7a could use a 6.1-inch display similar to the Pixel 6a.

Google is reportedly working on a new compact Pixel, which could be called the Google Pixel 7a. The leak comes ahead of the launch of the new Pixel 7 series, Google’s 2022 flagship offering. Google might be considering a more compact phone for 2023, and that’s where the possible Pixel 7a comes into the picture. The compact Pixel 7a will sit alongside the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which will be launched on October 6th, 2022 at 7.30 PM IST. 

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The upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are expected to run on the second-generation Tensor chipset and will get Android 13 mobile OS out of the box. You can read more about the smartphones here.

Google Pixel 7a launching in 2023?

Tipster Digital Chat Station (via) has now revealed that Google might be working on a compact Google Pixel device. The project is reportedly called Project Neila and could be named the Pixel 7a when launched. 

While not much else is known about the device, it can be assumed that the Pixel 7a could get a 6.1-inch display, much like the Pixel 6a. The larger displays will likely be reserved for the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro models. 

Given past trends, Google could launch the Pixel 7a at the Google I/O event in 2023. 

Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro specifications (expected)

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are expected to get a 90Hz 6.3-inch and a 120Hz 6.7-inch display, respectively. The new Pixel 7 lineup will also sport a second-generation octa-core Tensor SoC and is expected to get a Samsung 5300 Exynos Modem for connectivity.

The Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are likely to continue with the GN1 primary sensor and IMX381 ultra-wide sensor. The Pixel 7 Pro is expected to move over to Samsung’s GM1 telephoto sensor in 2022. Both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will get a new 11MP Samsung 3J1 sensor for front camera duties. 

The Google Pixel 7 series will run Android 13 out of the box.

Key Specs

Google Pixel 7 5G
Google Tensor G2 | 8 GBProcessor
6.3 inches (16 cm) Display
50 MP + 12 MPRear camera
10.8 MPSelfie camera
4355 mAh Battery
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Camera
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Performance
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Battery
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Pros

  • Sturdy design
  • Gorgeous display
  • Great cameras
  • Refined, bloat-free UI

Cons

  • Slow wired and wireless charging speeds
  • Not the fastest phone in its segment
  • Display refresh rate capped at 90Hz
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