Mystery Google phone appears on FCC; likely to be Pixel 7a or Pixel Fold


HIGHLIGHTS

  • A mysterious device at the FCC listings indicates an upcoming Pixel device.
  • It is unsure whether it is the Google Pixel 7a or the Google Pixel Fold.
  • The upcoming Google Pixel 7a will likely be powered by the Tensor G2 chipset.

Are you a Google Pixel fan? If so, there might be good news for you as a new Google device labelled a “phone” has appeared for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval, bringing the Google Pixel 7a or the Google Pixel Fold launch closer. Any wirelessly connected electronic equipment must first receive approval from various governmental agencies, including the FCC in the US, before it can be released. And according to a 9To5Google report, three new filings have been made at the FCC, all of which indicate that Google will shortly release a single new “phone”.

Google Pixel 7a or Pixel Fold?

The listings — G0DZQ, GHL1X, and GWKK3 — all mention one another, and one mentions another model, G82U8. According to the report, a document by the tech giant explained the differences.


However, nothing in the FCC listings indicates the physical dimensions of this new phone, which would indicate if it is the Pixel Fold or Pixel 7a. The presence of a mmWave model does not rule out the possibility that this is the Pixel 7a, as the Pixel 6a was also available with mmWave through Verizon.

One possible indication is the presence of serial numbers for the devices tested, which often begin with “28291FQHN” or “28251FQHN.” As per the report, a serial number beginning with “2A281FQHN” was visible in a hands-on leak of an early edition of the Pixel 7a, which appears to be similar.

Google Pixel 7a design, specifications (expected)

A recent 49-second video clip shared by Slashleaks indicated that the Google Pixel 7a’s camera module looks similar to the one on the Google Pixel 6a. The screen of the device is symmetrical, and it comes with a punch hole in the top center for the selfie shooter. It was seen that the device name was set as Pixel 7a, and the language was Vietnamese. It also showed that the refresh rate could be adjusted from 60Hz to 90Hz.


The Google Pixel 7a will likely feature an FHD+ display with up to 90Hz refresh rate and will be powered by a Tensor G2 chipset paired with at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone will likely run on Android 13 OS out of the box.

Google Pixel 7A Price, Launch Date

Expected Price: Rs. 34,990
Release Date: 27-Apr-2023 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured

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