Officially, the Google Pixel 6a will be available in July. At Google I/O, the company showcased its new smartphone. The device is smaller than the Pixel 6 and more affordable, but it still has the Tensor chip. The Pixel 7 was also photographed.
Pixel 6a – Efficient in display, storage, cameras, and other areas
The Pixel 6a wasn’t a surprise anymore and brought all that was expected to the Google I/O stage. Google retains the design of the larger devices Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but is smaller. The family also took over the Pixel 5A’s price tag, which was $ 499 Pre-orders in the USA open on July 28th. In Europe, they start at 459 euros “from this Summer”. It’s a little disappointing that Android 13 didn’t make the launch of the device. Instead, the device comes with Android 12.
The new pixel also features well-known hardware. Google uses the Tensor SOC that was used in the 6 Pro and 6 Plus. Google is offering security updates for five more years. This is the first time that a “uniform hardware platform” has been created. However, there are cuts in the working memory which drops from 8 to 6GB. There are no other options for memory, as 128GB RAM is the standard. The battery’s 4410mAh capacity is nearly identical to that of the Pixel 6, which has 4610mAh.
Google further reduces costs with its camera system. The Pixel 6 has a 50MP wide angle and a 12MP ultra wide angle. This is in addition to the 48MP telephoto that comes with the Pro model. However, you will have to settle for the Pixel 6a which has a 12.2MP wide angle and 12MP super-wide angle. “Dual Pixel Phase Detection” is available in the 6a. The Pixel 6’s front camera has 8MP. The display is the last stop for red pencils. The Pixel 6a features an FHD+ OLED panel that refreshes at 60 Hz. This is in contrast to the 90 and 120 Hz refresh rates of the Pro.
Surprise! Pixel 7 to See
Then, there was another surprise at the I/O stage. The Google Pixel 7 was due to be released in the fall. The developers were quick to show the designs of the devices, as they wanted to avoid the usual leaks. The entire camera bar and crop frame, as well as the entire camera bracket, are made from aluminum. The “next generation” of the tensor chips should do its job inside, and can control Android13 starting at launch. At the moment, there is not much information. Google I/O 2022 also has other innovations: