Google Pixel 6a Launched with Tensor SoC, Always-on Display, and Dual Cameras: Price, Specs

On Wednesday, Google announced the Pixel 6a at Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference. The smartphone is equipped with a Tensor processor, a Titan M2 security coprocessor from the business, and 6GB of RAM. 

The Google Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch display that supports always-on functionality. It has a 12.2-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. 

The smartphone is said to have a battery life of over 24 hours and up to 72 hours with the inbuilt extreme battery-saving mode. According to Google, the Pixel 6a, which is less expensive than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, will also get a minimum of five years of security upgrades.

Meanwhile, Google showed the design of its future Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, released later this year and include the latest Tensor SoC, an aluminum camera module, and Android 13.

The business also stated that it is developing a Pixel-branded tablet that will use Google’s CPU and be released in 2023.

Pricing and availability for Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a costs $449. (roughly Rs. 34,800). The firm will be available for pre-order in the United States on July 21 in the colors Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage.

 In other areas, such as India, Google has yet to announce the price and availability of the Pixel 6a. The Pixel 6a, on the other hand, will be available in India later this year, according to Google.

Specifications for the Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and runs Android 12 out of the box. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 60Hz refresh rate are also included. It is equipped with a Google Tensor SoC, a Titan M2 security coprocessor, and 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

The Google Pixel 6a has a dual rear camera configuration with a 12.2-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture lens for photographs and movies and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle camera and an f/2.2 aperture lens for films. 

The Google Pixel 6a has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens for selfies and video chats. The back camera can capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, while the front camera can record 1080p video at 30 frames per second.

The Google Pixel 6a has 128GB of internal storage. 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB Type-C connector are among the connectivity choices. An in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric verification is an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. On the Pixel 6a, Google has included a 4,410mAh battery with rapid charging capabilities.

Pixel tablet and Pixel 7 series hinted

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro — the company’s forthcoming flagship smartphones slated to come later this year — were also previewed during the Google I/O keynote event. The devices will be powered by the latest Tensor SoC from Google and preloaded with Android 13.

Google also showed off the smartphone’s design, a bar-shaped back camera module constructed of aluminum rather than glass, as seen on the current Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro versions. The Pixel 7 will include a twin camera arrangement for images and movies, while the Pixel 7 Pro will have a triple rear camera setup.

Along with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google also revealed that it is developing an Android-powered tablet that will be released in 2023. According to Rick Osterloh, the tablet will be powered by a Tensor SoC, Google’s Senior Vice President of Devices and Services. Other aspects of the tablet should be unveiled in the following months.