Google pixel 6a is here. Google launched an affordable variant of its flagship series of smartphones, Pixel 6. Google launched its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones in October 2021. The Pixel 6 series is Google’s version of the “ultra premium phone”. They are also the company’s first smartphones to be powered by Google’s new system-on-chip (SoC), Tensor. Now comes the brand new addition to the Pixel series, Pixel 6a. Google Pixel 6a succeeds Google 5a launched in August 2021. Incidentally, none of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series phones were launched in India. Google launched the latest Pixel phone, Google Pixel 4a, in India in 2020. Going back to the Pixel 6a, the smartphone shares the same processor as its high-end Pixel 6 and Pixel 6a siblings.
Google Pixel 6a price and availability
Google Pixel 6A is priced at $449. So far, the company has not announced the global availability of the Pixel 6a. It remains to be seen whether or not Google will launch the new affordable Pixel phone in India.
Google Pixel 6a specs
Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with 60Hz refresh rate. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating. Pixel 6a comes in a single variant with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. There’s a 4,306mAh battery with support for fast charging. For photos, users have a 12.2MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the back with Sony IMX363 and IMX386 sensors respectively. On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel punch-hole camera. Google Pixel 6a will get three years of OS updates and five years of security updates.
What the Pixel 6a has as well as the high-end Pixel 6 phones
Google Pixel 6 runs on the same SoC as its more expensive sibling, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Tensor. It also has the Titan M2 security chip, an under-screen fingerprint sensor. There are also the same AI-powered photo features. These include a magic eraser to remove unwanted elements in a photo and recolor elements in a photo. There’s also Real Tone and Night Sight for better skin tones and low-light photography. Another common feature is Live Translate.
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