Google Pixel 6a is the new A-series phone from the search engine giant launched at the Google I/O 2022. The event, which generally emphasises software like Android 13 and developers, the company this time has announced a spree of hardware, including Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 series, Pixel Buds Pro, and AR Glasses prototype. The Google Pixel 6a will be available from July in the US, and it costs $449 (~Rs 34,800). The Indian availability is still unclear, but Google India on its Twitter handle has hinted to us to expect the device to come to India later this year.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) May 11, 2022
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Google Pixel 6a — Design and Specs
The Pixel 6a borrows the design from the premium models — the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which launched last year. The 6a features the same iconic camera bar featuring dual rear cameras. The device is built around a 6.1-inch display, a centred punch-hole screen coming with Full HD+ resolution. There are no fancy high refresh rates, and it settles with standard 60Hz. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. For authentication, the device uses an under-display fingerprint sensor.
Powered by Google Tensor Chip
Underneath, the device is powered by first-gen Google’s Tensor SoC in addition to a Titan M2 security coprocessor. It comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. For optics, the device relies on a dual rear camera setup featuring a 12.2MP dual-pixel wide camera next to a 12MP ultra wide-angle camera with a 114-degree field of view. The rear cameras support optical and electronic image stabilisation and special features like Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Face Unblur, to name a few. On the front, the device comes with an 8MP selfie shooter. For video, the device supports 4K video recording at 30fps.
Supports 18W Fast Charging
The Pixel 6a draws power from a 4410mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging via a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 interface.
The other notable features of the Pixel 6a include dual SIM support, stereo speakers, noise suppression, and support for Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, next to Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G mmWave + Sub 6GHz bands. The company promises five years of system updates, including security and OS updates.