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.
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.
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|
|Rear camera||12.2MP main + 12MP ultrawide|
|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|