Google Pixel 6a rumors: Everything we know so far


The most recent Google Pixel news at a lower price point

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It is possible that the Google Pixel 6a is closer than you think. There has been a noticeable increase in leaks, and the low-cost phone looks to be on track for a spring release. And now, even the CEO of Google is teasing a launch.

For Google, the Pixel 6a is a significant milestone. When the Pixel 5a was released last year, we enjoyed it, but it had too many similarities with the Pixel 4a 5G for us to consider it a modern device. Rumored enhancements to the cameras, CPU, and battery, as well as a new Pixel 6-like design, might change that with the next phone. For Google, this might be just what it needs to reclaim its position as the finest low-cost smartphone.


In 2022, Google is expected to unveil a wide range of new products, and the Pixel 6a is expected to be the first. Here are all the latest Pixel rumours and speculations.

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

Google’s Pixel 6a is on the way, according to a bizarre leak using a colouring book. How soon and how much will it cost?

The Pixel 5a was released in the US and Japan 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.


The A series seemed to represent Google’s new launch date in August. 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. Google kept to its August delivery schedule for the Pixel 5a, despite the COVID-19 epidemic cited by many. As if the Pixel 6a weren’t on its own timeline, you’d think so.

It seems, though, that Google is returning to its usual May-Google I/O launch timetable. The Pixel 6a was rumoured to debut in May by Max Jambor earlier this year, and in April, a Google phone was approved by the FCC. That would place the phone’s release date in May.

Google has booked Google I/O 2022 on May 11, which happens to be the day of the event. 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. Compared to the $399 price of the Pixel 3a, the Pixel 4a costs only $349. The price of the Pixel 5a went risen from $399 to $449, with the addition of a second camera and 5G connectivity.

Depending on the processor used by Google, the Pixel 6a might cost as little as $449. You’d expect Google to maintain its $449 pricing point in light of Samsung’s new Galaxy A53. I’ve previously come up with five ways that the Google Pixel 6a can trump the Samsung Galaxy A53. Despite this,

The design and display of the Google Pixel 6a

Google’s next affordable phone might look a lot like the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, according to images of a fake Google Pixel 6a. It seems that the camera bar, rather than the module, is the most notable feature, along with the elimination of the 3.5mm audio connector from the original design.


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 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.

However, the appearance of the Pixel 6 is clearly unusual, so seeing it carry over to the Pixel 6a would not be a terrible thing, even if it is controversial.

The 6.2-inch, 60Hz display on the Pixel 6a is based on a large specifications leak from Shadow leak. 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 are already running at 90Hz, 120Hz, or even higher refresh rates. Given that the Pixel 6 has a 90Hz display as standard, Google’s choice to keep the Pixel 6a’s panel at 60Hz seems perplexing.


A new leak, this time from Yogesh Brar, indicates that 90Hz is on the horizon, which is good news. 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.

Pixel 6a cameras: all you need to know

Twitter user Mishaal Rahman claims the Pixel 6a is a gadget dubbed ‘bluejay,’ which he obtained via reliable sources. Sony IMX363, IMX386 and IMX355 sensors have been identified as potential candidates for the bluejay camera system, which Rahman discovered. The specifications of Shadow leak may be found here. According to the latest leak, the 6a will include three cameras: a 12MP primary camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and an 8MP front-facing camera.


As a point of comparison, the Pixel 5a featured the same 12MP IMX363 main sensor and an 8MP IMX355 front-facing camera as the aforementioned model. The 16MP IMX481 sensor in the ultrawide was a degradation, while the new 12MP IMX386 sensor isn’t. The IMX481’s pixels are just 1.0 m in size, but the Sony’s are 1.25 m. So, even though it has a lesser resolution, the Pixel 6a’s larger pixels should generate better photographs in general.

Even if the Pixel 6a has a different sensor than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, it may not include the Motion Mode. According to Android developer Kuba Wojciechowski, through XDA Developers, who discovered an exclusion surrounding the ‘bluejay’ device in the Pixel Tips app, this is the case. A function that was included in last year’s Pixel 6 range would be missing from the upcoming affordable phone if this is the case.

performance of the Google Pixel 6a

The Google Tensor chipset 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. A Geekbench score that seems to be for the 6a displays specifications that match those of the Tensor processor, as well as 6GB of RAM.


Geekbench purportedly showed the Pixel 6a outperforming the Pixel 6 by the tiniest of margins, according to yet another recent report. The gadget in question has a single-core score of 1,050 and a multicore score of 2,833. Look at the Pixel 6’s 1,044 and 2,758 scores in comparison. Although the Pixel 6a and Pixel 6 may just be a few points off on Geekbench, it’s encouraging to see that the Pixel 6a might be on par with the Pixel 6. In light of these similarities, it’s safe to assume that the 6a makes use of the same Tensor chip.

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That the Tensor chip is being 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, perhaps more powerful than the iPhone SE or the impending iPhone SE 3.

Google Pixel 6a’s battery and charging capabilities

According to the rumours, the Pixel 6a would have a 4,800 mAh battery and 30W charging. If you compare it to the Pixel 5a’s 4,680mAh battery, you’ll notice an increase in capacity and a significant boost in charging speed.


Because Google didn’t provide chargers with the Pixel 6 series, this might be a problem. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Pixel 6a didn’t come with a charger either.

Apple iPhone SE vs. Google Pixel 6a in the year 2022

For $429, Apple’s iPhone SE 2022 has an A15 Bionic CPU with 5G. The Pixel 6a is now up against some formidable competition. Despite the lack of a second camera on the back, Apple’s phone is able to function at a high level and take outstanding photos. However, the screen size is the same at 4.7 inches.

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


Google’s new Pixel 6a

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In the present state of the leaks, the Pixel 6a seems to be even more impressive than the Pixel 5 was when it was first announced. An updated CPU, a tweak to the ultrawide back camera, quicker charging, and a bigger battery make this phone more powerful than a typical mid-range phone. All of these changes are to be applauded.

Google, on the other hand, has to exercise caution when pricing the Pixel 6a if it hopes to make our list of the best Android smartphones. The Pixel 5a’s $449 price tag seemed a touch steep, so a drop to $400 or below would make the phone even more appealing.

The Pixel 6a should be available in more countries than only 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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