Google will soon release the “Google Pixel 6A”, a more affordable version of the Pixel 6 that was announced nearly 2 months ago at the I/O conference.
The Google Pixel 6a will be available in stores on July 28th, and it is a significant upgrade over its predecessor. This new smartphone will be the less expensive counterpart to the Pixel 6 Pro and the normal Pixel 6, offering many of the same features but maintaining the Pixel 5a’s price due to some display and the main camera compromises especially in comparison to Google’s flagships.
In terms of pricing, it is significantly less expensive than the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro while offering many of the same functionalities and power.
Confirmed Features of the Google Pixel 6a
The Google Pixel 6a will be powered by Google’s custom Tensor chip, as well as 6GB of RAM as well as 128GB of storage. Google claims that the Pixel 6A will be capable of the very same tricks as the Pixel 6, such as camera features like Night Sight, Magic Eraser, and Real Tone. The Magic eraser feature is also getting a unique upgrade that allows you to change the color of any distracting objects in your photos.
The Smartphone will support 5G and will be available from all three major US wireless carriers, though Verizon’s version will cost $500 because it supports millimeter-wave 5G. Google promises three years’ worth of Android software updates and five years’ worth of security updates which is pretty impressive if they keep to their word.
The Pixel 6A, like the Pixel 6, will feature an under-display fingerprint sensor to unlock the device. According to a clip uploaded by a Malaysian YouTuber who procured the smartphone early, the fingerprint reader could be even more responsive than that of the Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 5A had a headphone jack, but the 6A does not. The new smartphone, like the Pixel 5A, will be IP67-rated for dust and water resistance but will not support wireless charging.
The new Smartphone will be available in three colors: chalk, charcoal, and sage.
The Pixel 6A is among new products in the works at Google, including the long-awaited Pixel Watch, the Pixel Tablet, and the new Pixel Buds Pro earbuds which will be available in 2023.
Google Pixel 6a – Display
The Pixel 6a has a smaller 6.1-inch AMOLED display when compared with the 6.4-inch Pixel 6 as well as the 6.7-inch Pixel 6 Pro.
It has a refresh rate of up to 60Hz, which is slower than some of the quicker 90Hz and 120Hz panels we have seen on current phones. However, given the price, it makes sense.
According to Google’s specifications, it has a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR support, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 24-bit/16 million color coverage.
You’ll also get the same Pixel always-on display, as well as “At A Glance” calendar/weather information and “Now Playing” functionality, which tells you what music is being played in your area.
How Much is the Google pixel 6a?
The Google Pixel 6a is priced at $449. Pre-orders begin on the 21st of July in the United States and Australia, and the Smartphone will be available for purchase on July 28 which is just 17 days from now (the time when this article was written).
Google Pixel 6a’s Cameras!
The Google Pixel 6a cameras are a 12.2MP f/1.7 main and a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide. Because the front-facing camera is only 8MP, don’t expect to take any super-high-resolution selfies.
The Google Pixel 6a relies on an older camera rather than the flagship cameras seen on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Google appears to be focusing on the Tensor chip for the 6a.
In comparison to the Pixel 5a’s 16MP ultrawide camera, the ultrawide camera has a lower resolution. However, this could be offset by a larger sensor that provides more brightness.
Google Pixel 6a – Battery!
The Pixel 6a is powered by a 4,410 mAh battery, which is slightly smaller than the 4,680 mAh cell found in the Pixel 5a. Hopefully, Google makes other changes to improve battery performance and efficiency, as the 5a failed the TG custom battery test.
The charging speed has remained unchanged from last year. Although the Pixel 6 series received a 30W charger, the Pixel 6a can only be charged at up to 18W — the very same charging pace as the Pixel 5a.
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