First Pixel 6a Renders Surface Online, And It Looks Better Than The Pixel 6

Google's upcoming budget offering is looking good!


Google recently launched its Pixel 6 series, and it was very well received. The search engine giant typically launches its budget “a” series of devices in Q4 every year. It looks like the potential design of the upcoming Pixel 6a, the successor to the Pixel 5a, has surfaced online. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Pixel 6a.

Pixel 6a Leaks And Rumors: Better Than Pixel 6?

The renders come from a renowned Twitter leakster, Steve H.McFly, who Tweeted the renders and a 360° video in partnership with 91Mobiles.

Pixel 6a Design and Size

Pixel 6 Series Display Comparison

Let’s talk about the size because that’s what’s essential for a “Compact” phone. The Pixel 6a’s screen size is 6.2-inches which is 0.2-inches less than the Pixel 6 and 0.4-inches less than the 6 Pro. Comparing it with predecessors, for example, the Pixel 5a and the 4a, it’s 0.14-inches smaller than the Pixel 5a and 0.2-inches bigger than the 4a.

For what’s considered “compact” these days, the Pixel 6a’s footprint is significantly smaller, and that should make it a popular choice. Both the volume rockers and the power button are on the right side.

The best part of the design looks like a camera bump. It is significantly smaller than Pixel 6’s camera bump and looks way better too. From the front, the phone looks identical to the Pixel 6, with a punch-hole for the camera in the middle.

Display, Cameras, and Other Specs

The Pixel 6a is rumored to feature an FHD+ OLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner. That’s all we know got to know about the display in this leak.

There’s a dual-tone finish and a glass back at the back, just like the Pixel 6/Pro devices. We can see two visible camera lenses, one of which is rumored to be the same sensor as the Pixel 6, i.e., the ISOCELL GN1 from Samsung.

Pixel 6a-4

You can see a USB Type-C port at the bottom alongside two grilles, with an antenna line running beside the left grille. However, one of the signature features from the previous A-series devices seems to be missing, i.e., the headphone jack.

Pixel 6a-5

Now, before you get your hopes up with Google packing the 6a with the Tensor SoC, hold up; that’s highly unlikely. Instead, we might see a mid-tier Qualcomm SoC powering the device. Something like the Snapdragon 778G or even the 765G is possible given how they strike the perfect balance between battery efficiency and performance.

The storage variants have not yet been confirmed, but there are rumored to be two — 6/128GB and 8/128GB. We won’t be surprised if the phone comes with Android 12 out of the box.

Will the Pixel 6a Come To India?

As of now, there’s no official confirmation on if the Pixel 6a will come to India, but considering that the Pixel 4a was released, but then the 5a was never released in the subcontinent, the chances are there but are slim.

What are your thoughts on the Pixel 6a? Will you buy it if it comes to India? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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