Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones are huge launches for the company. Not only because it represents a major update in both mobile design and software, but also because it has become among the best-selling Pixel phones to date.
When was it launched?
They were originally launched in October 2021, and both are flagship phones with near enough flagship prices.
what's new ?
Now is the time for the affordable Model A. Enter: the Pixel 6a, announced at Google I/O in May 2022 and now available to order.
What is the release date and price ?
Pre-order from July 21, available from July 28
- The price of the phone is 449 dollars in the United States
- and £399 in the UK
- and 459 euros in the European Union
When do pre-orders open ?
Pixel 6a pre-orders opened on July 21, and it will be available this year from a week later on July 28.
What is the price?
As for pricing, it's about the same price as the Pixel 5a when it launched in 2021: $449 / £399 / €459. It's much cheaper than the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and has many of the same capabilities and power.
The design is similar to the Pixel 6
152.2 x 71.8. x 8.7 mm, 178 g
With IP67 water and dust resistance
It is very clear that the Pixel 6a belongs to the same family as the Pixel 6. It features the same distinctive camera bar across the back,
Pixel 6a has dimensions of 152.2 x 71.8. * 8.9 mm, which is slightly smaller than the Pixel 6 which measures 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm. It offers Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and a "3D thermal composite" on the back - which is kind of plastic for you and me.
The phone comes with an IP67 water and dust resistance rating, which is not far behind the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro (both boast IP68 water and dust resistance).
Phone colors :
The Google Pixel 6a comes in three attractive dual-tone colors: black / gray, white / cream and green, as shown in the image above.
Display and screen
The phone comes with a 6.1 inch Full HD + screen
60Hz - OLED - with HDR support
And a fingerprint sensor under the screen
The phone offers 60Hz refresh rates, which is a bit far from some of the fastest 90Hz and 120Hz panels we've seen in recent phones. There are now phones with these faster refresh rates in this price bracket, so this is a slight negative.
The Pixel 6a's display has a 20:9 panel with HDR support, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 24-bit/16M color coverage as well.
The phone comes with a dual rear camera:
- Primary: 12.2 MP, IMX363, f / 1.7, 1.4 μm, OIS
- Ultrawide: 12 MP IMX386, f / 2.2, 1.25 μm
- Front: 8 MP IMX355, f/2.0, 1.12µm, fixed focus
The Google Pixel 6a will include a similar camera setup as the Google Pixel 5 phone, and thus, the Google Pixel 5a 5G. While the Pixel 5's camera is great, it's a little different from previous "a" series phones. Previously, the "a" series was all about delivering the flagship Pixel camera experience in a mid-range device.
There is a 12.2MP main camera, along with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera on the Pixel 6a, as well as an 8MP front camera. Specs are one thing, features are another.
Like the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, the system is able to give you some great - almost magical - features. This means that you get features like Magic Eraser to remove unwanted objects in the background, Real Tone to ensure all skin tones are displayed accurately and Face Unblur which basically means no blurry selfies.
You get 4K recording at up to 60fps, slow motion at up to 240fps, and 4K choppy shooting functionality with stabilization.
Google Tensor chip and Titan M2 security processor
RAM and Storage
The phone comes with 6 GB of RAM (LPDDR5) and 128 GB of storage (UFS 3.1).
The phone comes with a 4400 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. Google says you'll be able to get more than 24 hours with a full battery.
The phone comes with stereo speakers.