Google Pixel 6a India launch: Date, price, specifications, design and everything we know so far

Here's a round-up of the Pixel 6a ahead of its launch.

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 6a is expected to launch in India on July 21st i.e tomorrow.
  • The handset ships with an in-house Tensor chipset, 12MP dual cameras, and Android 12 OS.
  • Google Pixel 6a price in India is said to be Rs 37,000 for the sole variant.

Google Pixel 6a is the company’s affordable offering that debuted at the I/O developer’s conference back in May. Back then, the brand had confirmed it will be launched in India, unlike the original Google Pixel 6 series. While the exact date is yet to be announced by the Mountain View giant, we’re hearing reports that the Google Pixel 6a will be made available in the country from July 21st i.e tomorrow. Incidentally, this is also the same date when the phone will be available globally as well.

The Google Pixel 6a is a younger brother to the standard Pixel 6 and has a similar design and in-house Tensor chipset. While we wait for the launch, here’s a round-up of the Google Pixel 6a’s expected India price, specifications and design.

Google Pixel 6a India launch date

The Google Pixel 6a launch date in India is said to be July 21st and it will be sold exclusively via Flipkart online. However, Google is yet to confirm the launch date at the moment.

Design

Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a has a familiar design. On the front, it has a centre-positioned punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper and narrow bezels. The speaker grills, primary microphone, and USB Type-C port are at the bottom. The volume rocker and power button are present on the right edge. The SIM tray section appears to be the left spine. The handset has a glass back and an aluminium frame.

The back of the phone is quite identical to the Pixel 6 series. There is a horizontal stripe to house the dual camera sensors and an LED flash. The back panel appears to be made of a smooth matte finish but may attract fingerprints.

Google Pixel 6a price in India (expected)

Google Pixel 6a price in India is said to be Rs 37,000 but the box price will be higher at Rs 43,999. The handset will be available only in a single 6GB + 128GB storage model.

Specifications

Google Pixel 6a specs

  • 6.1-inch FHD+ display, 60Hz refresh rate
  • In-house Tensor chipset
  • 6GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • Android 12 OS
  • 12.2MP + 12MP dual cameras
  • 8MP selfie shooter
  • 4306mAh battery, 18W fast charging

The Google Pixel 6a sports a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR, always-on display with now playing, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Powering the phone is the in-house Tensor chipset, which is coupled with 6GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB storage It runs on Android 12 OS out of the box. 

Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, and a USB Type C port. The handset has a 4306mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and an under-display fingerprint sensor for security. The Google Pixel 6a is equipped with stereo speakers, a Titan M2 Security chip, and dual microphones. 

Pixel 6a features a dual-camera setup on the back, comprising a 12.2MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There is an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.