Google’s mid-range A series has always been a fan favorite – it comes with an affordable price and prides itself with good features and Pixel software. It’s no surprise that new devices in this series continue to make an appearance and it seems that we might soon see a Pixel 6a up for grabs as well.
Well, we only allegedly know about it thanks to an image of its retail box that has recently popped up online. It shows an all-black device that is similar in design to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, featuring dual rear cameras.
Unfortunately, the box doesn’t reveal anything about the possible specs of the smartphone. However, the rumors say the device will feature two 12MP cameras on the rear, both of them with a Sony sensor, and an 8MP selfie snapper.
There’s also a rumor of a Tensor chipset under the hood, Google’s proprietary SoC.
The A series is often more compact than its top-of-the-range siblings, so we will most likely see a smaller display for the 6a. We are talking about 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7mm against the 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm of the Pixel 6.
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We might also see less expensive materials for the rest of the phone, such as polycarbonate instead of glass and a physical fingerprint sensor. However, it’s said that the Pixel 6a might be the first device in the A series to mount an in-display fingerprint sensor, so that’s something to look forward to.
There’s still the question of the release. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to point to a specific time: we might see the device in the second part of 2022 or earlier. Usually when a lot of leaks start to show up, it’s a good indicator that a phone is nearing release, so we will have to wait and see.