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EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PIXEL 6A – A WORTHY BUY

Google officially announced its much-anticipated Pixel 6A mid-range smartphone during its I/O developer conference on Wednesday.

The Pixel 6A boasts the same design as the 2021 flagship Pixel 6 series but will be a budget-focused option, with a competitive price tag of $449.

 

The new smartphone will also run on the same custom Tensor Titan M2 chip as the main Pixel 6 models.

Design

In terms of design, the Pixel 6A will feature the same raised horizontal camera bump and two-tone body as last year’s Pixel 6 series.

Google has had to make some cost cuts in the hardware department to keep the price the same as its predecessor.

These include a slower screen refresh rate of 60Hz, smaller 128GB storage, the exclusion of wireless charging support and a lower weather resistance rating.

Unlike previous Pixel A-series smartphones, the camera has been downgraded to a twin 12MP combo on the rear.

On the front, Google has stuck with the same 8MP lens as the base Pixel 6.

Another significant change from previous Pixel A-series smartphones is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Availability

The phone will compete with the likes of the Samsung A53, OnePlus Nord, and the iPhone SE.

US pre-orders for the Pixel 6A will open on 21 July and shipping to retailers from 28 July.

Highlight Specifications of Pixel 6A

OS Android 12 (upgradeable to Android 13)
Display 6.1 inch 1,080 x 2,400 OLED, 60Hz refresh rate
CPU Google Tensor Titan M2
Storage 128GB
RAM 6GB LPDDR5
Rear camera 12.2MP main + 12MP ultrawide
Front camera 8MP
Connectivity 5G
SIM Dual SIM
Battery and charging 4,410mAh
18W wired charging
Dimensions and weight 152.2  x 71.8 x 8.9 mm (178g)
Colours Sage, Chalk, Charcoal
Price  $449