Tech giant Google officially launched the Pixel 6a during the Google I/O Developer conference this year. The 6.1-inch Pixel 6a is an affordable entry-level device for the tech giant’s Google Pixel 6 series. The device is powered by Google’s flagship Tensor processor. The glass and metal used in the other Pixel 6 devices like the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro have been swapped out for a recycled aluminum frame and polycarbonate backplate.
The Google Pixel 6a is the tech giant’s first affordable smartphone to include an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric security. Like the Pixel 5a from 2021, the screen for the Pixel 6a is also coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device has a 2,340 x 1,080-pixel FHD+ OLED display that is capped at 60Hz at the front.
This mid-range smartphone utilizes Google’s flagship Tensor processor, paired with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Additionally, the device also includes the Titan M2 security coprocessor. This makes the Google Pixel 6a one of the most secure Android phones.
It has a 4,306mAh battery with fast charging support. According to Google, when using the Extreme Battery Saver mode, the Pixel 6a can last up to 72-hours on a single charge. However, the device is missing a 3.5mm headphone jack. The rear camera setup includes a 12.2-megapixel wide-angle and 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. The 8-megapixel front camera is housed in the centrally placed punch-hole notch.
The tech giant has committed to 3 years of Android updates, with a total of 5 years of security updates for this device. Therefore, the support window for Google Pixel 6a will likely be sometime in 2027.
Consumers can pick up the Pixel 6a directly from the Google Store starting from 21st July 21, or from brick-and-mortar stores starting 28th July. The device is available for purchase at the price point of $449. It is available in three colors, namely, black, mint green, and gray or silver. At first, the availability of the device is going to be limited to the US and Japan. We can expect a delayed launch for several other regions such as Australia, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, and Singapore.