Google made the wise decision to return to its beloved Nexus roots and launch a cheaper Pixel phone back in 2019. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL boasted the same great camera performance as their more expensive siblings for a fraction of the price — they started at just $400. Since then, each Pixel A series phone has delivered a similarly impressive bang for buck, so we’re already eagerly awaiting the Pixel 7a. Let’s dive in and see what we can expect from Google’s next affordable phone.

Will there definitely be a Google Pixel 7a?

There’s no guarantee with Google (see the recent Pixelbook cancellation and the death of Stadia), but we’re pretty sure a Pixel 7a is on the way. We’ve been hearing about a phone codenamed Lynx for a while now, with plenty of speculation about what it could be. It’s looking more and more likely that this isn’t the mythical Pixel Ultra or the Pixel foldable (probably codenamed Felix). Instead, we expect this to be the mid-range Pixel 7a that will arrive sometime next year.