Like other Google A-series phones, the Pixel 6a seems to be a quality budget smartphone. But, for its $449 price tag, it won’t have one of the best features of the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
First showcased at Google I/O 2022, the Pixel 6a might just overtake the cheapest iPhone. And, this could possibly fix the Pixel 6 finger scanner issue as well.
But, the Pixel 6a will have a 12.2MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide lens, not the bigger 50MP sensor that we see on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. This is different from the A-series phones we’ve seen in the past, all of which bring flagship cameras to cheaper variants, which makes us feel like we had the best of both worlds.
In fact, the 12MP sensor in the Pixel 6a is the same as what we saw on the Pixel 5, 5a, Pixel 4 and Pixel 3.
Another thing we have with the Pixel 6a is that it removes the headphone jack as well – but that’s for another story.
But while Google isn’t including its best cameras on the 6a, it is packing in its flagship Tensor chipset that powers the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The ‘key experience’ for previous Pixel models was, as Google calls it, the cameras; Now it has changed to tensor.
Still, it might be enough, as the tensor chip enables some pretty neat magic. Tensor Magic makes features like Eraser possible, so even if the hardware is a notch below our expectations, the software might make up for it.
Tensor also powers features like live speech recognition. Google also showed off the Pixel 6a’s Night Mode at Google I/O, though it could be Google’s answer to Apple — or the lack of Night Mode on the iPhone SE 2022.
Getting a flagship grade Tensor chip on a non-flagship phone is definitely a big highlight and we can’t wait to see how the Pixel 6a performs when it launches in July for $449 / AU$749. does.
If you’re already convinced, here it is How to Preorder Google Pixel 6a before its launch.