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Google Pixel 6a with Tensor chip, 12MP dual cameras launched: price, specifications

Highlights

  • The Google Pixel 6a mid-range phone has been announced
  • It was made official at the Google I/O 2022 event
  • It features a Tensor chip and 12MP dual rear cameras

Google Pixel 6a has been launched. The mid-range phone replaces the Pixel 5a 5G from last year. The appearance of the Pixel 6a is similar to that of the flagship Pixel 6 series. Like the Pixel 6 lineup, the mid-range model features a punch-hole display on the front and a horizontal camera bar on the back, which houses the dual-camera setup and LED flash. It also borrows the dual-tone finish from its premium siblings.

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The Pixel 6a is the first mid-range phone from the brand to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. The device offers other key features such as an OLED screen, 12-megapixel dual rear cameras, and a big battery with fast charging support. One of the major attractions of the Pixel 6a is that it features the flagship-grade Tensor chip, which powers the Pixel 6 duo.

Google Pixel 6a specifications and features

Google PIxel 6a

Google Pixel 6a features a Tensor chip

The Google Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch OLED display that produces a Full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 60Hz refresh rate. The display is shielded by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.

The Pixel 6a features an 8-megapixel camera for capturing selfies. It has a 12.2-megapixel main camera with OIS and a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera on the back. The rear cameras carry support for 4K timelapse with stabilisation, up to 60fps 4K video recording, and up to 240fps slow-motion video shooting. The selfie snapper supports 30fps 1080p video recording. The handset supports other photography features such as Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Face Unblur.

The Tensor chip is present under the hood of the Pixel 6a. It is paired with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Like the predecessor models, it lacks support for external storage. The device comes preinstalled with the Android 12 OS. It will be treated with 5 years of security updates.

The Pixel 6a is backed by a 4,306mAh battery that carries support for fast charging. For security, it features the Titan M2 security co-processor and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. It offers other features such as dual SIM, 5G, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, a USB Type-C port, and stereo speakers. The 3.5mm audio jack, which was available on the predecessor model, is absent on the Pixel 6a. Lastly, it comes with an IP67 certified dustproof and water-resistant chassis.

Google Pixel 6a pricing and availability

The Pixel 6a is priced at $449 (~Rs 34,750) in the US. The pre-orders for the smartphone have started, and its sales are slated to begin on May 17th, 2022. It comes in three colors such as black, grey, and green.

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