According to SnoopyTech (opens in new tab) on Twitter (via Phone Arena (opens in new tab)), the Pixel 7a will be unveiled at IO, which kicks off on May 10 - which is hardly a surprise. However, they go on to say that it will apparently arrive in retail stores within the next 14 days - which would mean it was in stores more than a week before it’s officially announced.
Of course, you won’t be able to buy the Google Pixel 7a until after it’s announced, but having stock in stores ahead of May 10 might mean the phone will go on sale shortly after the big reveal, rather than there being a long pre-order period.
Pixel 7a is set to arrive at retail-stores within the next 14 days, so ready to launch @Google #IO2023. No new signs of the Pixel Fold (yet?). And no, there is no “Jade” colour of the Pixel 7a, different to recent reports.April 16, 2023
Also in Pixel 7a news, the same source claims that this phone won’t come in a jade green shade, despite some previous reports saying there would be such a color. There may, however, be a green case, which might have caused the confusion.
That leaves white, dark grey, and blue as the remaining rumored colors for the Google Pixel 7a.
No new signs of the Google Pixel Fold
We were hoping the Google Pixel Fold might also arrive at Google IO 2023, but according to SnoopyTech there are “no new signs” of it, which suggests we might be waiting a bit longer for that long-awaited device.
Of course, a lack of new information doesn't necessarily mean the Pixel Fold won't arrive soon. Previous leaks had suggested it would land either in May or June, so it's possible it will be announced at Google IO but won't go on sale until a while after.
The other obvious release window for the new foldable would be alongside the Google Pixel 8, likely in October. So while we’re still hopeful for a launch at Google IO, we might instead be waiting around six months for Google’s first foldable phone.
We'll hopefully find out one way or the other at IO 2023 next month. We'll be there ourselves, and will bring you all of the big news as it happens. Bookmark our Google IO 2023 hub for all the latest rumors ahead of the show.