Various products and software-specific innovations were presented at the developer conference Google I/O 2022. The presentation of the budget smartphone Google Pixel 6a was particularly eagerly awaited. The light version of the Pixel 6 series has a lot to offer. We introduce you to the tech giant’s new phone.
The Pixel 6 smartphones were launched last fall, but the Google Pixel 6a was not included. Now Google has unveiled the cheaper phone at its developer fair I/O 2022 and also revealed the specs. Below is an overview of the most important details.
Pixel 6a with OLED display and good performance
The Google Pixel 6a is equipped with a 6.1-inch display. The screen is a Full HD display with OLED, a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a dot density of 429 ppi (pixel per inch). The refresh rate is 60 hertz. Also on board is a Gorilla Glass 3 so that the Pixel phone is protected from scratches.
The memory of the Google Pixel 6a is quite impressive. The smartphone is equipped with a working memory of 6 GB and the internal storage is 128 GB, which is not expandable, though. That is only reserved for the 6 Pro model.
One highlight is actually Google’s in-house Tensor chipset. This was already installed in the other Pixel 6 phones and the Pixel 6a also gets this processor. The processor is supplemented with a Titan M2 security chip. A 5G model is also integrated.
Camera and battery
In terms of camera, Google has equipped the Pixel 6a model with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. A 12.2-megapixel wide-angle camera with dual-pixel technology has also been integrated. The front and selfie camera has 8 megapixels. The cameras of the Google Pixel 6a also offer various features. Among other things, there is a night vision, a portrait mode, a cinema effect, a super resolution zoom, etc.
For a budget smartphone, the Google Pixel 6a also has a solid battery. The capacity is 4410 milliampere hours (mAh). This means that the battery lasts for more than 24 hours. In the so-called extreme energy-saving mode even 72 hours, according to Google’s claim. A fast charging function is also guaranteed.
The smartphone is equipped with a speaker and two microphones. Noise reduction is also integrated, so distracting noises during phone calls or voice recordings are no longer a problem.
Price and availability
The smartphone is not yet in stores, but it should be available for pre-order from July 21, 2022. Deliveries are scheduled to start on July 28. Interested buyers can choose between the colors Chalk (gray), Charcoal (graphite/anthracite) and Sage (light green). The Google Pixel 6a will cost 459 euros.