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Google Pixel 6a bags FCC certification, hints at launch next month

Highlights

  • Google Pixel 6a has been spotted on the FCC certification website
  • The listing suggests that the smartphone’s launch isn’t very far
  • The mid-range offering could debut at Google’s annual developer conference next month

Google Pixel 6a has bagged FCC certification. The listing hints at an imminent launch of the search giant’s mid-range smartphone. The Pixel 6a is widely anticipated to debut at Google’s annual I/O Developer conference that begins on May 11th. 

Also Read: Google Pixel 6a retail box surfaces online, reveals a familiar design

Last year, the Pixel 5a passed FCC in July, a month before its launch. Hence, we can expect the upcoming Pixel 6a next month as well. The Pixel 6a’s key specifications have already been leaked. The smartphone’s FCC documentation reveals that at least one model will come with support for mmWave 5G.

Google Pixel 6a passes FCC certification

Pixel 6a

The Pixel 6a’s FCC listing doesn’t reveal any details about the smartphone. As per past reports, the smartphone will retain the same design as the Pixel 6 flagships that debuted last October. It won’t resemble the Pixel 5a and the 4a. The upcoming mid-range offering will feature a horizontal camera bridge that is expected to accommodate a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor and a 12MP Sony IMX396 ultra-wide-angle lens. 

The Pixel 6a will reportedly feature a 6.2-inch OLED display with a centrally placed punch-hole cutout and an integrated fingerprint scanner. As per the Geekbench listing, the smartphone is tipped to be powered by Google’s in-house Tensor processor along with AI features. It will pack 6GB RAM and run on Android 12 OS out of the box. Lastly, the Pixel 6a is rumoured to be backed by a 4,800mAh battery unit with support for 33W fast charging. 

Unlike the Pixel 5a, the Google Pixel 6a is expected to get launched in multiple markets. We will know more details about the smartphone in the coming weeks. 

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