During the keynote I/O 2022 developer event, Google announced the Pixel 6a. Google has chosen to introduce its new low-cost handsets. As part of Google’s Pixel “a-series” of smartphones, which incorporate features from the flagships, this is a more affordable version of the Google Pixel 6. Here are the price, launch, and specifications of the Pixel 6a.
Specs of the new Google Pixel 6a
Below are the specifications for the new Google Pixel 6a:
Design and display
According to reports, the Google Pixel 6A has a 6.2-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a high pixel density of 424 to produce one of the best viewing experiences.
A “3D thermoformed composite back”—which is just another way of describing plastic—is present. That should make it more resistant to drops.
The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, which makes it tougher than regular glass but not as robust as certain screens. It measures 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9mm and weighs 178g. Additionally, the Pixel 6a features a “tactile alloy frame” and an IP67 classification, which indicates that it is water and dust-proof.
The 12-megapixel primary camera and 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens are both included in the Google Pixel 6a’s dual-back camera configuration. The Pixel 6a has an 8-megapixel selfie camera up front. The smartphone camera has a wide range of capabilities, including Magic Eraser, Real Tone, Face Unblur, Top Shot, Dual Exposure Controls, and more.
The Pixel 6a is powered by Google’s Tensor chip. Two Cortex-X1 cores with high performance, two mid-cores, and four high-efficiency cores make up this 8-core processor, which is built on a 5nm manufacturing process. The 20-core GPU partnered with this. The tensor is also equipped with a mobile TPU and a Titan M2 security chip.
Battery and Storage
According to rumors, the Google TensorSoC and a Mali-G78 MP20GPU will power the Google Pixel 6A. With 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM, the gadget will likely be pre-configured and with non-expandable storage. The smartphone may come with a sizable 5000mAh Li-Polymer battery with built-in support for rapid charging. It most likely would also feature wireless charging.
The phone comes pre-installed with Android 12 and will be “among the first Android smartphones to receive the impending Android 13 update,” according to Google. Security updates will apply for up to five years.
Google Pixel 6a Price and Launch
Google said last week that the Pixel 6a will cost $449 in the US (approx Rs 34,800). Three colors -Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage—will be offered in the region. Additionally, it will start selling online on July 21 and will hit stores on July 28.
Apart from that, by the end of July, the Pixel 6a is anticipated to be available in India. The price of a smartphone in India will start at Rs 37,000.
The Pixel 6a will cost JPY 53,900 in Japan. It will cost CAD 599 and GBP 399 in Canada and the UK, respectively. The Google Pixel 6a is available in Australia and Ireland for AUD 749 and EUR 459 (around Rs 37,107), respectively. The phone will cost EUR 459 in other European nations like Germany, France, Italy, and Spain (approx. Rs 37,107). Last but not least, the cost of the smartphone would be SGD 749 (about Rs 41,709) and NTD 13,990 (roughly Rs 36,467) in Singapore and Taiwan, respectively.
The Google Pixel 6a launch might disturb the market of mid-range premium smartphones. It is said that Apple’s iPhone SE and Samsung’s Galaxy A53 are likely to face stiff competition from Google’s upcoming Pixel phone.