Google has officially announced the Google Pixel 6a on the very first day of the GoogleI/O 2022 conference. This is the first time in two years Google used the I/O conference to announce the Pixel series. The last smartphone that came from that event was the Google Pixel 3a. So, it was certainly a surprise when Google used the I/O conference to announce the Google pixel 6a on May 11th, 2022.
Google Pixel 6a specs (Confirmed)
Now, keeping up the Pixel trend, Google has finally announced the mid-range addition to the Pixel 6 series, Google Pixel 6a. The device has an overall similar design compared to that of the Pixel 6.
The Pixel 6a is sporting a 6.1” display with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen size is smaller than the Pixel 6 and it is only covered with Gorilla Glass 3. These type of compromises has helped Google to lower the price of the Pixel 6a.
The phone will come with 6GB DDR5 RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device is powered by the Google Tensor, the same chip used on the Pixel 6. There’s a dual-camera module on the back of the device. A 12MP dual-pixel wide camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. Pixel 6a is using the same sensors as the previous Pixel 5a, Google hasn’t upgraded to the sensors used on the flagship Pixel 6. There’s also an 8MP camera in the front for selfies and video calling.
The phone also has a few necessary sensors, namely: Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Barometer, and Magnetometer. Lastly, the device is coming with a 4,306mAh lith-ion battery with fast-charging capability.
Pricing and availability
The Goole Pixel 6a will be available for pre-order from July 21. The cost of the device will be $449, only for the 128GB variant and it will be available in three colors. Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage. The device will start hitting the shelves of the general stores on July 28 but only in select countries. (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the US)