Google’s upcoming Pixel 6a smartphone is called the Google Pixel 6a. A 6.20-inch screen is rumoured to be on the phone.
The Google Pixel 6a is rumoured to have a dual rear-facing camera arrangement, with a 12.2-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel camera, respectively, on board. It’s rumoured to have an 8-megapixel primary camera for selfies on the front.
Google unveiled the Pixel 6 line of smartphones late last year, but the 6a was conspicuously absent from the lineup.
When it comes to Android devices that aren’t as pricey as their more expensive counterparts, the Pixel 6a is expected to be a popular choice among consumers searching for an economical yet high-quality option.
As far as we know, this is everything we’ve heard about the Google Pixel 6a.
What Is the Release Date of the Google Pixel 6a?
Despite the lack of official information from Google, leaks have given us a good sense of what the Pixel 6a might look like.
Max Jambor, a well-known and trusted source, claims that the 6a will go on sale in May. When? That’s the date of Google’s annual I/O conference. Pixel a-series items have been released there before, so it makes sense that the 6a will be unveiled at the event this year.
According to Jon Prosser, the 6a will be unveiled at I/O with the Pixel Watch, but it will go on sale on July 28th, which is likely the date of the phone’s release.
An anonymous U.S. carrier inventory system recently leaked the 6a and the Watch, which adds credence to the rumours that a launch is imminent, though no exact date was given.
Here are the release dates of prior models for your reference:
- The Google Pixel 5a will be released in August 2021. (only in North America and Japan)
- Google Pixel 4a is scheduled for release in August of 2020.
- Google Pixel 3a – May 2019, Google
One more thing to keep in mind. Due to its limited availability, the Pixel 5a was never available in the United Kingdom, Europe, or most other markets. Whether the 6a will follow that approach and just be available in a few areas, or whether it will return to a proper global launch, we don’t know yet
And in case you were wondering, Google mistakenly included an image of the Pixel 6a in a colouring book it issued to its Pixel Superfans members. Images of the book have been obtained by Droid Life, which includes the Pixel 6a’s name in the book’s table of contents, but the phone itself does not appear on the page where it should.
It’s expected that the 6a will be followed by the Pixel 7 flagships and the much-rumored Pixel foldable phone later in 2017.
The Google Pixel 6a’s price has yet to be announced.
As you can see from the list below, the prices of the cheaper Pixel variants have been quite stable over the previous few years.
- It costs $449 (around £339/€399) for the Google Pixel 5a.
- 499 pounds, 499 euros, or 499 dollars get you the Google Pixel 4a 5G.
- It costs $349 to buy a Google Pixel 4a.
- 399 Pounds/€399/$399 Google Pixel 3a
However, the reduced pricing of this model could signal that Google is returning to the more inexpensive price range for the majority of its customers with the Pixel 4a 5G, which increased its price by around £150/€150/$150.
With any luck, the final price of Google’s 5a will be approximately £449/€449/$449. These price increases are likely to be affected by the chip scarcity and supply chain disruptions in the worldwide market. I don’t know yet.
Google’s Pixel 6a Is Expected to Have a Number of New Features.
The Pixel 6a hasn’t been officially announced, but a number of rumours have surfaced recently that throw some light on the device’s possible configuration.
In this case, OnLeaks, a dependable source of reliable information, partnered with the Indian tech site 91Mobiles to publish details and 3D renders.
An OLED panel with an inbuilt fingerprint sensor and a central punch-hole camera aperture are mentioned in the article. According to GSMArena’s estimates, the phone will feature a 1080p display with a pixel density of 424ppi.
The 91Mobiles renders are strikingly similar to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in terms of style. According to the Android Police carrier leak, the phone will be available in black, white, or green.
The back camera hump adds an additional 10.4mm to the overall thickness, bringing the total thickness to 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7 mm. The raised camera ring on the back, which houses a dual-camera array and the LED flash, reinforces the resemblance.
A notable omission is the lack of a headphone port, making this the first Pixel phone in the “a-series” to do so. Wireless earbuds are becoming more affordable, yet some people consider the headphone jack an essential part of their phone’s functionality.
Tensor, Google’s artificial intelligence processor, is largely expected to be used in the 6a. This is logical, as it gives Google more control over the overall experience while also fostering the Tensor brand’s further growth.
According to a Geekbench listing for the phone, which contains the Tensor along with 6GB of RAM, the phone’s performance ratings are on par with the 6 and 6 Pro’s.
The battery, according to Shadow Leak, will have a capacity of 4800mAh and be able to charge at a rate of 30W. Although the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were found to use slower charging than the promised 30W, this should be taken with a grain of salt still.
The ultra-wide camera on the Pixel 6 is expected to be the same as the one on the Pixel 5a, however the Shadow Leak tweet indicates that it will be 12MP instead of the 5a’s 16MP. In order to keep costs down, the optics in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are presumably too expensive to be included in the lower-cost version of the phone.
To be fair, the Pixel 4a and 5a’s cameras were excellent, so anyone who buys the Pixel 6a will certainly be satisfied.
While you wait for the Pixel 6a to arrive, check out our list of the best mid-range smartphones.