During Google’s I/O developer conference, the much-anticipated Pixel 6A mid-range smartphone was formally unveiled.
The Pixel 6A has the same look as the flagship Pixel 6 series from 2021, however, it will be a more affordable choice at $449.
The new smartphone will also be powered by the same proprietary Tensor Titan M2 technology found in the Pixel 6 variants.
The Pixel 6A will have the same elevated horizontal camera hump and two-tone chassis as the Pixel 6 series from last year.
To keep the pricing the same as its predecessor, Google had to make certain hardware cost savings.
These include a slower 60Hz refresh rate, a smaller 128GB storage capacity, the absence of wireless charging functionality, and a reduced weather resistance rating.
Unlike previous Pixel A-series smartphones, the back camera has been downsized to a dual 12MP setup.
Google has retained the same 8MP lens found on the base Pixel 6.
Another noteworthy difference between prior Pixel A-series smartphones is the absence of a 3.5mm headphone port.
The phone will go up against the Samsung A53, OnePlus Nord, and iPhone SE.
The Pixel 6A will be available for pre-order in the United States on July 21 and will begin shipping to stores on July 28.
Highlight Specifications of Pixel 6A
|Android 12 (upgradeable to Android 13)
|6.1 inch 1,080 x 2,400 OLED, 60Hz refresh rate
|Google Tensor Titan M2
|12.2MP main + 12MP ultrawide
|Battery and charging
18W wired charging
|Dimensions and weight
|152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm (178g)
|Sage, Chalk, Charcoal