Google Pixel 6A will soon come to India. Google, finally brought smiles to Pixel enthusiasts as it announced today at the Google I/O 2022 developer conference that by end of 2022 we will have this phone in our hands in India.
The affordable A-series smartphone is the third device in the Pixel 6-series and is built with a number of similarities to the more premium vanilla Pixel 6 including the design language and the Tensor chipset powering the phone.
Pixel lovers have had to rely on people living or travelling outside of the nation to get their hands on newer Pixel devices, particularly the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, for almost two years. We didn’t get the Pixel 5a either.
Google also announced the Pixel Buds Pro at the event. Here’s all you need to know about both the products including price, features and specifications.
Google Pixel 6A – What are the exciting 6 new features, specs
- 6.1″ 60Hz Display
- Google Tensor + Titan M2 Security Chip
- Android 12L with 5 Years of Security Patches
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage
- 4410mAh Battery
- 12.2MP Main Wide + 12MP UW | 8MP Front Camera
The Google Pixel 6A comes with a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate. The device sports a center-aligned punch-hole cutout on the top for the front camera. The rear of the phone gets a horizontally aligned camera-bar that spans across the breadth of the phone, similar to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Under the hood, the Pixel 6A is powered by the Tensor GS101 chipset, the same chips that powers the other two Pixel 6-series phones. This is clubbed with 6GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB storage.
The camera setup includes a 12.2MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide camera. There is a single 8MP front camera for selfies and video calls. Google has also thrown in a number of software-based camera features like Magic Eraser and Nightsight.
The Pixel 6a comes with Android 12 out of the box and features a 4,306mAh battery with support fast charging. Connectivity features include Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC. The phone also gets stereo speakers.
Google’s India Twitter handle also separately confirmed that the phone will be coming to India “later this year.” More details are expected to be available soon.
What’s New about the Google Pixel Buds Pro
Google announced the Pixel Buds Pro which offer active noise cancelling powered by a new custom audio processor. The earbuds also come with a transparency mode for when users want to hear what’s going on outside. The Pixel Buds Pro will offer 11 hours of battery life or 7 hours with ANC turned on.
Integration with Google Assistant will also be a highlight of the new earbuds. The earbuds will also get a Spatial Audio via an update later this year. Google’s Find My Device app will also be able to locate your Pixel Buds Pro when lost.
What will be the price of Google Pixel 6A?
The Google Pixel 6A is priced at $449 (or about Rs 34,728). The Google Pixel Buds Pro are priced at $199 (or about Rs 15,391). Actual India pricing is expected to be revealed later when the devices launch in India.
The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro were available in 12 countries – United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and Taiwan.
The Pixel 6a will also be coming to the same regions and also to Puerto Rico (which missed the Pixel 5a which launched only in the US and Japan) and India.