Google Pixel 6a release date, price, specifications


Detailed information about Google’s upcoming low-cost Pixel

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Even though the Google Pixel 6a isn’t expected to be released for another several months, rumours about the device are already circulating. With its next lower-priced device, Google might be back on top form, as these reports suggest they are.

Although we were pleased with the Pixel 5a when it was released last year, it was too similar to the Pixel 4a 5G to seem like a new phone. Upgrades to the cameras, CPU, and battery are all expected this year, as is a new design inspired by the Pixel 6. This may be just what Google needs to take the top spot in the inexpensive phone market.


As of now, the only thing we can say with certainty is that it will be one of many new Google products that will be released in 2022. The latest rumours and speculation regarding the upcoming Pixel may be found in the following sections.

The release date and pricing of the Google Pixel 6a.

We now know Google is working on a Pixel 6a thanks to an odd colouring book leak. It’s coming, but when? And how much?

In the United States and Japan, the Pixel 5a will be launched on August 26, 2021. Google didn’t say why the phone could only be purchased in two countries, although the industry-wide chip scarcity is probably a factor.


For the A series, August looked to be Google’s new launch month. While Google I/O 2019 brought us the Pixel 3a, the Pixel 4a will be unveiled on August 20, 2020, only a few days after the Pixel 3a. But Google kept to its original August release schedule, and many blamed COVID-19 for delaying the Pixel 4a’s delivery. As if the Pixel 6a and the Pixel 6 were the same thing.

However, Google has the option of returning to its traditional May/Google I/O launch time frame. As Max Jambor claims, the Pixel 6a will be available in May. The Pixel Watch is expected to appear in May, which is no coincidence.

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Although the Pixel 6a has now been delayed until July owing to the continuing chip supply difficulties, Prosser just stated that the Pixel Watch may instead be available in October, as has been the case with the Pixel Watch.


When it comes to the pricing of the Pixel 6a, it’s just like the release date. At $399, the smaller Pixel 3a (which came in two sizes) was more expensive than the Pixel 4a, which was available for $349 less. After that, the Pixel 5a was priced at $449 and came equipped with a second camera as well as 5G. Depending on the processor used by Google, the Pixel 6a might cost as little as $449.

The display and design of the Google Pixel 6a

The next low-cost Google phone could take design cues from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, according to images purportedly taken from a dummy unit. A camera bar instead of a module, and the elimination of the 3.5mm audio port, seem to be the most significant changes.

The authenticity of these photos is unknown. However, the design language of the Pixel ‘a’ series phones has been influenced by the flagship Pixels. Google Pixel 6a renderings, apparently based on the supposedly leaked information, lend more validity to this claim.


A picture of what looks to be a Google Pixel 6a packaging lends validity to these fake devices and renderings. It depicts a phone that has a striking resemblance to the Google Pixel 6.

The catch is that this may possibly be a Photoshopped Pixel 6a box, so be on the lookout for the real deal below.

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The rear of the phone in the leaked picture is fairly glossy, indicating it is constructed of glass like the Pixel 6 rather than the plastic backs Pixel A-series phones have employed from their beginnings. Not only is the barcode obscured, so we can’t verify the serial number.


However, the design of the Pixel 6 is really unique, so it would be no terrible thing if it was carried over to the Pixel 6a.

One huge rumour from Shadow leak(opens in new tab) indicates that the Pixel 6a will have a 6.2-inch, 60Hz display. Even though it’s smaller than the Pixel 5a’s 6.4-inch screen, the purported refresh rate is even more underwhelming. Even in the price range of the Pixel a-series, many phones now use 90Hz, 120Hz, or even higher refresh rates. In view of the fact that the base Pixel 6 already has a 90Hz display, Google’s choice to keep the Pixel 6a at 60Hz looks unusual.

According to a leak from a U.S. carrier database, there will be three colour options: black, white, and green. The Pixel 5a was only available in black, so this is an upgrade.


Cameras for the Google Pixel 6a

Twitter user Mishaal Rahman claims the Pixel 6a is a gadget dubbed ‘bluejay,’ which he obtained via reliable sources. The Sony IMX363, IMX386 and IMX355 sensors identified by Rahman might be used in a bluejay camera configuration. The specifications of Shadow leak may be found here. By stating the 6a would include a 12MP primary camera, 12MP ultrawide camera, and 8MP selfie camera, a leak has rounded out what we already know.

When it comes to its front-facing camera, the Pixel 5a combined an 8MP IMX355 with a 12MP IMX363 sensor. A sensor decrease isn’t warranted since the 16MP IMX481 sensor was used in the ultrawide. Compared to the IMX481’s 1.0 m pixel size, this one has 1.25 m. Despite its reduced resolution, the Pixel 6a’s larger pixels allow for more light to enter the sensor, which should result in better photographs overall.

The Google Pixel 6a’s

Google Tensor from the Pixel 6 is expected to be included in the Pixel 6a, along with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, according to Shadow leak’s intel. In addition, a Geekbench score that seems to be for the 6a, which also displays specifications matching those of the Tensor processor, plus 6GB of RAM, further supports this claim.”

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According to a new Geekbench ranking, Google’s Pixel 6a is surpassing its predecessor by the tiniest margin. The single-core score was 1,050, while the multicore score was 2,833. This is in contrast to the 1,044 and 2,758 ratings of the Pixel 6. Geekbench terminology, this difference is insignificant, but it’s great to see that the Pixel 6a may be on pace with the Pixel 6. This suggests that the 6a uses the same Tensor chip as the 6 because of their performance similarities.

That the Tensor chip will be used is fantastic news. In terms of performance, it’s on par with last year’s Snapdragon 888, which was also a flagship-worthy processor. The Pixel 6a may be the most powerful phone in its pricing category save the iPhone SE or the impending iPhone SE 3.

The Google Pixel 6a battery and charging port.

The Pixel 6a is expected to have a 4,800 mAh battery and 30W charging, according to rumours. The Pixel 5a’s 4,680 mAh battery has a tiny capacity bump, but the Pixel 5a’s 18W charging speed has seen a significant rise.


Chargers for the Pixel 6 series are conspicuously absent from the box, which is the one real downside here. There is no guarantee that the Pixel 6a will come with a charger.

2022 Apple iPhone SE versus Google Pixel 6a

There is significant competition for the Pixel 6a now that the iPhone SE 2022 is on the market for $429 with an A15 Bionic CPU and 5G. Despite just having a single back lens, Apple’s phone boasts flagship-level performance and superb picture quality. Despite this, it features the same 4.7-inch display.

If the rumours are true, here’s how we believe the iPhone SE 3 and Google Pixel 6a will compare, and how the Google Pixel 6a might top the iPhone SE in two years.


The future of the Google Pixel 6a

Pixel 6a looks better than Pixel 5a did at launch based on current leaks. An updated CPU, a modest tweak to the ultrawide back camera, quicker charging, and a bigger battery are all included in this phone. It should be significantly more powerful than the ordinary midrange phone. All of these modifications are very appreciated.

Nevertheless, Google must be cautious in pricing the Pixel 6a in order to make our list of the best Android phones. To make the phone even more appealing, the $449 price of the Pixel 5a might be slashed to $400 or less.

We’d also want to see the Pixel 6a released outside of the United States and Japan. Even if there is a worldwide scarcity of computer processors, presumably Google will still allow its supporters in other nations to purchase the phone.


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