Google I/O 2022, Google unveiled the Pixel 6a. It’s an even more cheap version of the Pixel 6 series, with the same Tensor processor as last year’s flagship and a starting price of $449.
With the Pixel 6 last year, Google introduced a new design language, and the Pixel 6a has a nearly identical aesthetic, with the same metal frame along the device’s edge. It is, however, a little smaller, with a 6.1″ 1080p OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It’s available in three hues: Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage, which are all quite similar to existing Pixel 6 colours in slightly different shades.
New Google Pixel 6a
It Pixel 6a is the first gadget in the A-series to employ the same Tensor chip as the Pixel 6 series from last year. Unlike in previous years, consumers who choose the less expensive phone had to sacrifice power. Instead, all of Google’s Pixel-exclusive capabilities, such as Live Translate, Live Caption, and the company’s fancy Recorder app, are also available on the 6a, thanks to the company’s bespoke hardware. The experience should be quick thanks to 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
While a camera bar on the rear of the phone looks identical, it’s here that Google has made some cost-cutting cuts. It has hardware identical to the Pixel 5 — but with the appearance and feel of the Pixel 6. It has a 12.2MP primary lens and a 12MP ultrawide lens. Software-based improvements such as Real Tone, Night Sight, and Magic Eraser — which can now modify the colours of specific objects in images — are all included. Meanwhile, selfie enthusiasts may rest easy, since the front-facing camera is identical to that of the Pixel 6.
With such a 4,306mAh battery, Google claims that the Pixel 6a will last all day thanks to Adaptive Battery technology, which can last up to 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode. The business is bringing its five-year security update guarantee to the A-series, though it’s unknown how many major Android updates the device will receive in that time.
Google Tensor’s power and safety
With Google Tensor, you’ll receive the complete hardware and software experience you’d expect without sacrificing battery life. The Pixel 6a has a long-lasting battery that can last up to 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode, which is a first for Pixel phones.
Pixel 6a has the same Google Tensor security architecture as Pixel 6 Pro, including our dedicated security chip Titan M2, which provides you peace of mind that your important data is secure.
Pixel 6a, like Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, will receive five years of security upgrades from the time it first becomes available on GoogleStore.com in the United States, thanks to this shared hardware platform. Plus, the Pixel 6a includes Feature Drops, which ensure you get the most up-to-date features and upgrades. The Pixel 6a, like previous Pixel smartphones, will be one of the first Android devices to receive the Android 13 upgrade.