Following the launch of the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (Review) last year, Google is now back with a more affordable model known as the Google Pixel 6a that carries an attractive launch price of just US$449.
The latest model comes with a comparatively smaller, 6.1” OLED display which features a FHD+ screen resolution along with a standard 60Hz refresh rate. To help with selfies and video calls, the phone is equipped with an 8 megapixels front-facing camera situated within it’s centered hole-punch cutout.
Flipping the phone over, we’ll be greeted by a familiar triple-tone design which characterizes Google’s Pixel 6 series devices. The same camera bar is also present at the back, housing a dual-cam setup comprising of a 12.2MP main camera as well as a 12 megapixels ultra-wide unit for landscape photography.
Just like the rest of the Pixel 6 series smartphones, the new Pixel 6a is also powered by Google’s in-house Tensor chipset which offers 80% better CPU performance and up to 370% better GPU performance than last year’s Pixel 5 series smartphones. Likewise, it also features a built-in Titan M2 security chip for an additional layer of security as well.
Keeping it’s lights on is none other than a respectable 4,410mAh battery which is said to be able to support over 24 hours of regular use and as much as 72 hours when using the phone in Extreme Battery Saver mode. Charing-wise, the new Pixel 6a also brings support for 18W fast wired charging.
As usual, the Google Pixel 6a will be shipped with the latest Android 12 OS which will be entitled to 5 years worth of security updates – just like the rest of the Pixel 6 series smartphones. Those who’re interested can pick the phone from three different color options such as Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage.
According to Google, the Pixel 6a will be available for purchase online starting July 21st in the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.