Google Pixel 6a design ,features and software overview
The Google Pixel 6a is just around the corner as it will be released as soon as July 28, which is next week! We can’t wait to give you all the nitty-gritty details about it and our full review in the near future.
Before that happens, however, we have written down everything we know about the Pixel 6a below, so feel free to dig in and get to know Google’s upcoming budget phone.
If you happen to be just as excited about the 6a as we are, or maybe even more, you have the option to place a pre-order on Google’s website with a great offer in the form of a gift bundle. The bundle includes a free pair of the Pixel Buds A Series earbuds. You can also pre-order the noise-canceling Google Pixel Buds Pro.
A quick look at the official Pixel 6a specs:
- 6.1-inch 1080p 60Hz OLED display
- Google Tensor chipset (same as Pixel 6)
- 6GB RAM/128GB storage
- 4410mAh battery
- 18W charging speed
- 12.2MP main camera with Sony IMX363 1/2.55″ image sensor, 1.4 μm pixel, ƒ/1.7 aperture, 77° field of view
- 12MP ultrawide camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, 1.25 μm pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 114° field of view
- 8MP front camera with IMX355 sensor (same as Pixel 6)
- 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9mm dimensions
Google Pixel 6a camera
We all know that the first place manufacturers go to keep a phone’s price low is its camera system. Well, the Pixel 6a is no different, albeit that does not at all mean it is a bad one.
The main camera on the Pixel 6a is the same one that is found on the previous model, the Pixel 5a 5G. More precisely, that’s the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 1/2.55″ image sensor, with 1.4 μm pixel size, ƒ/1.7 aperture, and a 77° field of view.
This is a great main camera even to this day, and even though it is the same hardware, it should actually deliver better results with the Pixel 6a, compared to previous phones it was featured in. That’s because the 6a has the same Google Tensor chip found in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which offers much more image processing power than anything Pixel phones have used before.
The Pixel 6a also comes with a secondary, ultra-wide camera with an ƒ/2.2 and 114° field of view. Unlike the main snapper, this one is brand new. It comes with less pixels—12MP to be exact—but they are larger than before (1.25 μm), which should aid in low-light scenarios, as larger pixels can capture more light at a time. The sensor used for this ultra-wide is the Sony IMX386.
Last but not least, we have the selfie camera on the front of the Pixel 6a, which has 8MP and is powered by the IMX355 sensor, in other words, this is the same front-facing snapper that’s found on the Pixel 6.
Google Pixel 6a storage & memory
Google has chosen the path of simplicity when it comes its new affordable phone. The Pixel 6a only comes in a RAM/storage combo of 6/128GB.
Google Pixel 6a design
The design of the Pixel 6a is very similar to that of its bigger brothers—Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The prominent strip across the back splits the two-tone Charcoal, Chalk, and Sage colored body asymmetrically. Google has stuck to its guns here, as it knows it has something iconic with this look.
Pixel 6a features and software
The Pixel 6a will release with Android 12 installed. Google says that the Pixel 6a will get three major Android updates, up to and including Android 15. Additionally, there will be five years of security patches, making the 6a a long-lasting mid-ranger.
Since it comes with the same Tensor chip found in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, the 6a will inherit most of the special their special features. That includes the Enhanced Magic Eraser tool that can remove and change the colors of objects and people in photos; Night Sight for taking photos in low light conditions; and Google’s unique Real Tone feature that helps the camera capture skin tones as accurately as possible.
Unfortunately, however, Motion Mode is not available on the Pixel 6a, unlike Google’s more expensive Pixel models. It is also lacking the audio zoom feature.