We all already know the “a” category phones from Google. In other words, the giant taught us the technology of last year at a much lower price, accessible to all. In this sense, the Pixel 6a does not necessarily come as a big surprise, although it has a number of features that might catch your eye.
The Pixel 6a was announced at the Google I / O 2022 conference and is equipped with the first AI “Tensor” chip from Google, just like the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
Pixel 6a, an affordable and quite clever phone, boasts Google
It should be noted that when it reaches the shelf on July 28, 2022, it will cost only $ 449. Unlike the previous Pixel 5a, which was a reinvention of the Pixel 4a 5G, Google’s new mid-range phone offers some useful upgrades to any user who wants today’s technology for yesterday’s money.
First of all, the Pixel 6a offers the same unique two-tone case as the Pixel 6, which helps it stand out. Google also reduced the screen to 6.1 inches, compared to the 5.34-inch 5a. In other words, a slightly more compact phone, which you will be able to use more easily if your hands are a little smaller.
Most important, though, is Google’s Tensor chip, which offers the same features as the more expensive Pixel.
You may be happy to learn that you have enough speed to feed complex tasks such as Google Live Translate.
According to Rick Osterloh, the Tensor chip is “a pretty important thing for a phone at this price”, being much more interesting than the older Snapdragon chips.
The Pixel 6a has dual cameras on the back, as does the 5a. The novelty is the 12 megapixel ultrawide sensor located next to the main camera. In addition, the smartphone benefits from the same 8-megapixel front-facing camera, just like before, but hopefully the software will improve the quality a little, though.
The phone comes with a better version of the photo editing tool, Google Magic Eraser, and the Real Tone function is said to capture the skin tone better.
Another noteworthy thing is that the device will receive five years of security upgrades, which makes it a solid investment if you don’t like to change your phone too often.
You will be able to pre-order your Pixel 6a phone starting July 21st.