Google somehow managed to sell the pixel 6, a flagship phone with cutting-edge hardware, for just $ 600. The next Pixel 6a will fetch an even lower price, but how? New leaks 9to5GoogleThe APK Insight team shows that the Pixel 6a will make only a few small compromises to hit the budget market, and we couldn’t be more excited.
First of all, the Pixel 6a will feature the same Tensor processor as the Pixel 6 and full-size Pixel 6 Pro. This should ensure flagship performance and compatibility with the exclusive Pixel 6 software functions. Google is also repurposing the Pixel 6 design for the cheaper Pixel 6a, with a long “viewfinder” camera bar, an in-display fingerprint reader, and, unfortunately, a serious lack of a headphone jack.
So where are the sales? Unlike the Pixel 6, which has a 6.4-inch screen, the Pixel 6a will sport a smaller 6.20-inch screen. We’re not sure if this display will support high refresh rates, although Google will likely use a 1080p OLED panel.
There’s also the main camera, which will use a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor instead of the 50MP we got with the Pixel 6. While this may seem like a major downgrade, previous Pixel devices used this same 12.2MP sensor and produced excellent pictures . And given the improved machine learning power of Google’s new Tensor chip, the Pixel 6a will likely take better images than it did last year. Pixel 5 flagship (which also uses the 12.2MP sensor).
We’re still missing a lot of the Pixel 6a’s specs, including RAM, which is often downgraded for budget phone launches. Still, this new information from 9to5Google paints an amazing picture of the Pixel 6a. If these leaks are accurate, then the Pixel 6a could dominate the under $ 500 phone market with its powerful Tensor chip, great cameras, exclusive features, and premium design.