Pixel 6a Release Date and Rumours:-

Google Pixel 6 is less keen on the price than Google could soon launch the ideal handset for you, as the Pixel 6a has begun leaking, and it looks as though it will take the Pixel 6 range’s distinctive new design and package it up in a more affordable product. While we don’t know anything for sure about the Google Pixel 6a yet, the design and some of the specs and features have started to leak, so we’re beginning to get a good idea about it.

You’ll find everything we’ve heard so far, along with information on the possible release date and price, and we’ll update this article as soon as we hear anything new about Google’s next handset.

In 2021, Google’s big smartphone launch centered around the Google Pixel 6 series. Those phones wildly reinvented what a Pixel phone looks like and what it can do. Now, the next big launch from the company should be the Google Pixel 6a. Since the Pixel 6 series was such a dramatic shift for Google, it wouldn’t have been surprising if the company changed up its naming scheme. However, it didn’t. Therefore, we have every reason to believe the next A-series phone from the company should be the Google Pixel 6a. Google hasn’t confirmed this, though.

It is certain of the name but is much less certain of a release date. In 2021, the Google Pixel 5a came out much, much later than we anticipated: August, almost 10 months after the Google Pixel 5. We assumed the delay of the Pixel 4a (which also was delayed to August thanks to COVID-19) wouldn’t affect the Pixel 5a, but it did. So, one theory would have the Google Pixel 6a possibly launch in August 2022. However, we already have leaked designs and specs for the phone. This heavily suggests the Pixel 6a could come sooner than August. It could land in May 2022, which was the original launch window for the first A-series phone, the Pixel 3a. Even then, though, the leaked information we have so far suggests an even earlier launch than that. As of now, the safest bet is to plan for an August 2022 Pixel 6a release date and hope it’s sooner.

Google Pixel 6a: Design:-

Surprisingly, the phone looks nearly identical to the Google Pixel 6. Maybe that shouldn’t be too surprising, but all the A-series Pixel phones have kept a decidedly budget look. The Pixel 4a, for example, didn’t look much like the Pixel 4. Though, the Pixel 6a should be a dead ringer for the Pixel 6. The Google Pixel 6a could have a 6.2-inch flat display, which would make it slightly smaller than the 6.4-inch flat display of the Pixel 6. The possible measures could be 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7mm (10.4mm including rear camera bump). Most interestingly, the phone appears to lack a 3.5mm headphone jack. This would be the first A-series phone without the beloved port. It also would be the first without a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back (it’s likely the Pixel 6a would have an in-display fingerprint sensor).

Pixel 6a specs:-

Pixel 6a is just as powerful as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro but the other hardware would likely be weaker (such as RAM, storage, camera sensors, etc.), but the core experience would be the same. In other words, the Pixel 6a could be a budget phone with flagship processing. The camera system has also been allegedly leaked. This is what the rumors suggest:

  • 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary12MP Sony IMX386 ultra-wide
  • 8MP Sony IMX355 selfie

That roughly matches the specs of the Google Pixel 5, which would make the Pixel 6a a weird hybrid of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 5.

Price and availability:-

One thing that has stayed constant, though, is that A-series phones are always cheaper than the lowest-priced related flagship. But how much cheaper would it go? That’s not clear right now. Judging from what we know so far, we would expect a price between $400 and $500. As we get closer to the Pixel 6a release, we’ll be able to be more specific. The availability of this phone is also way up in the air. The Pixel 5a is only available in two countries (the US and Japan) and only from one vendor (Google itself). Could Google do the same thing with the Pixel 6a? It’s certainly possible. Here’s hoping the company casts a wider net this time around, as it did with the Pixel 4a.