Google Pixel 6a moves closer to launch

Production of Pixel 6a has reportedly started


New reports about Google's impending Pixel 6a. This slightly more affordable Pixel phone has been making the rounds for some time now, all pointing to a quick launch. Something this rumor from today also agrees with.

According to Mukal Sharma, production of the Pixel 6a has begun in Asia. With that, the intended goal of launching the device sometime in May 2022 seems to be achieved.

Google Pixel 6a render from @onleaks
This is what the Pixel 6a should look like

Google will in all likelihood announce its latest Pixel A phone at Google I/O held in San Francisco from May 11 to 12, 2022. And although the announcement of the Pixel 6a is expected in May, it probably won't be in stores until sometime in July. And then also in a select number of countries.

Same design, slightly fewer features

If earlier rumors are true, the Google Pixel 6a will have a similar design to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. That means a horizontal camera bar on the back. For the 6a, it will be used to house 2 cameras; a 12.2MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle. The device will in all likelihood also get Google's Tensor processor but despite that is missing some camera features. For example, Motion Mode is said to be missing.

Pixel 6a competitors

In countries where Google officially sells the Pixel 6a it will be a good competitor to Apple's iPhone SE 3 and Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE. All these phones have high-end features at a more affordable price.

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