Google Pixel 6a rumor casts doubt on biggest upgrade


Detailed information about Google’s upcoming low-cost Pixel

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Google Pixel 6a debut might be closer than you think. The frequency of leaks has accelerated, and the inexpensive phone looks to be headed for a spring appearance. As of late, even the CEO of Google has begun to hint to an upcoming launch.

In terms of Google’s business, the Pixel 6a is an important product for the company. 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. Rumored enhancements to the cameras, CPU, and battery, as well as a new Pixel 6-style design, might change that with the upcoming phone.. For Google, this might be just what it needs to reclaim its position as the finest low-cost smartphone.


Many new Google products are expected in 2022, and the Pixel 6a is likely to be the first of many. You’ll find all the latest rumours and speculation regarding the upcoming Pixel here!

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?

On August 26, 2021, the Pixel 5a will be available in the United States and Japan. There was no explanation from Google on why the phone was only available in two countries, although we anticipate the continuing chip scarcity to be a factor.


For the A series, Google seems to have settled on August as the new launch month. While Google I/O 2019 saw the unveiling of the Pixel 3a, the Pixel 4a will arrive on August 20, 2020. But Google kept to its original August release schedule, and many blamed COVID-19 for delaying the Pixel 4a’s delivery. To be honest, I thought the Pixel 6a was the same device.

It seems, though, that Google is returning to its previous May and Google I/O debut dates. According to leaker Max Jambor, the Pixel 6a was expected to arrive in May, and in April, an FCC-approved Google phone appeared. In that case, the phone would be on schedule to go on sale in May.

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Google has planned Google I/O 2022 to begin on May 11th, which just so happens to be in May. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google parent firm Alphabet, revealed that the business aims to introduce new hardware at this year’s developer conference while presenting the company’s quarterly profits. (A Pixel Watch is also expected to make an appearance at Google I/O.)


The Pixel 6a’s pricing is as uncertain as when it will be released. There were two sizes of the Pixel 3a, and the Pixel 4a came in at $349. As a result, Google jacked up the price of the Pixel 5a to $449 and added a second camera and 5G.

Depending on the processor used by Google, the Pixel 6a might cost as little as $449. You’d think Google would want to keep its pricing in line with Samsung’s Galaxy A53, which is now selling for $449. There are 5 ways the Google Pixel 6a can trump Samsung’s Galaxy A53, however.

The design and display of the Google Pixel 6a

The next low-cost Google phone might take design cues from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, according to images purportedly taken from a fake handset. The most notable change is the absence of a 3.5mm audio port and the addition of a camera bar rather than a module.


It’s not apparent whether these photos are real or not. Pixel a phones in the past, on the other hand, have continued the design language established by the flagship Pixel models. Google Pixel 6a renderings, apparently based on the supposedly leaked information, lend more validity to this claim.

According to what looks to be an image of the Google Pixel 6a packaging, these mockups and renderings are credible. It depicts a phone that looks somewhat like the Pixel 6.

However, we must be cautious since this might be a Pixel 6 box that has been photo-edited to seem like a Pixel 6a box.

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The rear of the phone in the leaked picture seems to be glossy, which suggests that it is constructed of glass like that of the Pixel 6 rather than the plastic backs that have been utilised from the debut of the Pixel A-series phones.

In spite of its polarising nature, the Pixel 6 design is unquestionably unique, and its inclusion in the Pixel 6A would be welcome.

As far as the Pixel 6a’s display is concerned, a large leak from Shadow leak suggests it will have a 6.2-inch, 60Hz screen. Compared to the Pixel 5a’s 6.4-inch display, this is a tad smaller. However, the purported refresh rate is more discouraging. Even in the price range of the Pixel a-series, many smartphones are already running at 90Hz, 120Hz, or even higher refresh rates. In light of Google’s use of a 90Hz display on the standard Pixel 6, the Pixel 6a’s 60Hz panel looks like a strange choice as well.


Yogesh Brar’s latest leak, however, claims that 90Hz is in the works. Unless Brar is on to something, the Pixel 6a might be a major letdown for everyone.

There will be three colour options: black, white, and green, according to an American carrier database. Compared to the Pixel 5a, which could only be purchased in black, this is a significant step up in quality.

Cameras for the Google Pixel 6a

‘Bluejay’ is apparently the codename for the Pixel 6a, according to Mishaal Rahman on Twitter. Sony IMX363, IMX386 and IMX355 sensors have been identified as potential candidates for the bluejay camera system, which Rahman discovered. Specs for Shadow leak 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. Its pixel size is 1.25 m, as opposed to 1.0 m for the IMX481. Even though the Pixel 6a has a lower pixel count, it should be able to create superior overall photos because of its larger pixels.

The Pixel 6a may not have the Motion Mode present on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, regardless of the sensor it employs. Kuba Wojciechowski, an Android developer, discovered that the Pixel Tips app has an exclusion zone surrounding the ‘bluejay’ device, according to XDA Developers. If this is correct, the next inexpensive phone will be devoid of a feature introduced with the Pixel 6 line of smartphones last year.

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. That’s also supported by a Geekbench score that seems to be for the 6a, which displays the same specifications as the Tensor processor, plus 6GB of RAM.


According to yet another Geekbench ranking, the Pixel 6a really outperforms the Pixel 6 by the tiniest of margins. The single-core score was 1,050, while the multicore score was 2,833. When compared to the Pixel 6’s 1,044 and 2,758 scores, According to Geekbench standards, this difference is minuscule; yet, it’s interesting to see that the Pixel 6a may be on level with its predecessor. In light of these similarities, it’s safe to assume that the 6a makes use of the same Tensor chip.

That the Tensor chip is being used is fantastic news. It’s a high-end chipset that’s comparable to last year’s Snapdragon 888 in terms of performance. The Pixel 6a may be the most powerful phone in its pricing category, perhaps more powerful than the iPhone SE or the impending iPhone SE 3.

Battery and charging for the Google Pixel 6a

The Pixel 6a is expected to have a 4,800 mAh battery with 30W charging, according to rumours. Compared to the Pixel 5’s 4,680 mAh battery, it has a slightly larger capacity and a much faster charging speed.


The only thing that may go wrong is that the Pixel 6 series does not come with any chargers. In that case, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Pixel 6a didn’t come with one either.

In 2022, the Google Pixel 6a will face off against the iPhone SE.

The Pixel 6a will have some serious competition from the $429 iPhone SE 2022 with an A15 Bionic CPU and 5G. A single back lens doesn’t detract from the phone’s performance or picture quality, which are both flagship-level. Despite this, it features the same 4.7-inch display.

According to reports, the iPhone SE 3 and the Google Pixel 6a will face off in a head-to-head competition in 2022.


The future of the Google Pixel 6a is bright.

At this point, the Pixel 6a looks better than the Pixel 5 did when it was released. An up-to-date processor should deliver much more power than the ordinary mid-range phone, a modest adjustment to the ultrawide back camera, quicker charging, and a bigger battery are all expected features of this device. All of these changes are to be applauded. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the Pixel 6 features we expect to see on the Pixel 6a.

Nevertheless, Google must be cautious in pricing the Pixel 6a in order to make our list of the best Android phones. If the Pixel 5a’s $449 pricing had been slashed to $400 or less, the phone would have been even more appealing.

If Google launches the Pixel 6a outside of the United States and Japan, we’d want to see it as well. 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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