Pixel 7a will cost $50 more than Pixel 6a, but there’s a simple fix for that

Google I/O 2023 kicks off on May 10, and the event will bring some exciting hardware announcements in addition to news about Android 14 and Google’s ChatGPT-like products. Google is expected to unveil the Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, and Pixel Tablet at the show, with the first two looking like certainties at this point. We saw the Pixel Fold release date and pricing information the other day, but similar information leaked for the Pixel 7a, Google’s next affordable Pixel.

The bad news is that Google will apparently charge $50 more on the Pixel 7a than its predecessor. But there is a simple solution to this, which should pay off hugely: wait.

The Pixel 6a is a great smartphone, giving users the features of the Pixel 6 at a great price. It’s also an amazing camera. The best part of the Pixel 6a is its price. The handset starts at $449, but most people paid a lot less for it. The phone is available for as low as $299 on Amazon several times since its launch.

This is in addition to expected Black Friday deals and other promotions offered by Google and carriers.

Pixel 7a prototype from Vietnam: rear design and camera module. Image sources: Zing News

The thing is, Android handsets lose value much faster than iPhones. You’ll get much better deals on brand new Pixels faster than you’ll see iPhone prices drop.

With that in mind, you should wait if you want the Pixel 7a but don’t like the $499 price tag. A better offer will probably be available in the coming months. Especially with Amazon’s Prime Day sometime in mid-July.

By 9to5Google, the Pixel 7a will be available in stores on May 11, just a day after its I/O 2023 reveal. The blog said it could confirm the starting price of $499, not that there was any reason to dispute the rumor. Most Pixel rumors come true, as Google hasn’t been able to stop the leaks all these years. Or maybe the company didn’t want to.

That $499 will get you access to a Pixel 7 performance experience. The Pixel 7a will feature Google’s Tensor G2 processor that powers last year’s flagships. Additionally, the Pixel 7a will pack other premium features, like a 90Hz display, glass back, and wireless charging.

Add a dual camera rocking a 64-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and you’ve got an incredible package for a mid-range price.

The Pixel 7a will likely prove to be a bestseller. And I hope that will convince Apple to do an amazing iPhone SE 4. Also, if you have considered the Galaxy A54you should check out the Pixel 7a first.

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