Google’s Cheaper Pixel 6A Looks Promising for $449

Google unveils Pixel 6a with Tensor chipset for $449

As expected, Google is working on a Pixel 6A smartphone which has the company’s new design and a custom chipset. This is the most affordable phone in the Pixel 6 family, the Google Pixel 6A. The new Pixel 6A costs $449, which is the same price as the Pixel 5A.

Design and Display

The Pixel 6A’s two-toned design and increased horizontal camera bump carry over from last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models. The fingerprint sensor has been moved from the back of the phone to the screen. In addition, the phone has a 6.1-inch OLED 1080p display. This 60Hz refresh rate is a standard for mid-range phones, so Google is content to let Samsung lead the charge on rapid refresh rate screens.

With an aluminum body like the other two Pixel 6 phones, the Pixel 6 has a similar look. But the Gorilla Glass Victus front glass has been replaced with Gorilla Glass 3, and the phone’s rear is now composed of plastic. The Pixel 6a is IP67-rated, whereas the other two are IP68-rated.

Google unveils Pixel 6a with Tensor chipset for $449


There are fewer features in the Pixel 6A’s camera than there are in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

A 12 MP camera with optical image stabilization adorns the 6A’s back panel. Instead of the 50 MP main camera in Pixel 6, it appears to carry hardware from the Pixel 5A.


The battery capacity of Google Pixel 6A is 4410 mAh. According to Google, the new Extreme Battery Saver option can extend battery life by up to 72 hours when used regularly. Fast charging through USB-PD is supported up to 18W, but there is no support for wireless charging.


The Google Pixel 6A is announced in three colors: Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage.

Other Highlighting Features

All three Pixel 6 phones are powered by a Google Tensor SoC, paired with Titan M2 security chips. Memory and storage options include LPDDR5 memory and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage.

It also has a fingerprint sensor, dual speakers, and twin microphones. HDR compatibility is also included. The phone comes pre-installed with Android 12 and will receive security upgrades for the next five years.

Pixel 6A Release Date

Despite the fact that the announcement comes as Google kicks off its I/O developer conference, you’ll have to wait until July 28th to get your hands on the new device. It will be possible to place preorders one week sooner on July 21st.

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