Google Pixel 6a smartphone was announced at the Google I/O 2022 conference back in May and confirmed that the smartphone would be made available in India later this year. The Google Pixel 6a marks the re-entry of Google launching Pixel smartphones once again in India after two years. The company stopped launching Pixel devices in India after the Pixel 4a launch back in 2020 and skipped the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagships. Now, Google has started taking pre-orders for the Google Pixel 6a. That said, here’s everything we know about Google Pixel 6a including shipping dates, price, design and specification, and more.
Google Pixel 6a launch date in India
As mentioned earlier, Google has started taking pre-orders for Pixel 6a as of July 21st on the e-commerce website Flipkart. The handset will be available in three colour options, namely Chalk, Charcoal and Sage. However, only the Chalk variant is up for pre-orders as of now. Google will start shipping the Pixel 6a in India from July 28th onwards.
Google Pixel 6a price in India
Google has officially announced the pricing for the Pixel 6a. The smartphone costs Rs 43,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, but with an instant discount of Rs 3,999 (launch offer) from Axis Bank Credit and Debit Card transactions, you can grab the smartphone for as low as Rs 39,999.
Google Pixel 6a specifications
The handset features a 6.1-inch OLED display that bears a 60Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ (2,400 x 1080p) resolution. The display is further shielded with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also gets HDR capabilities for popping and vibrant colour reproduction. Under the display, there is an optical fingerprint sensor for easy device authentication.
Pixel 6a sports a dual camera setup at the back with a 12MP main wide-angle lens along with a 12.2MP ultra-wide shooter. It also gets a dual-LED flash to help with night shots. The front features an 8MP front selfie camera, which is placed in a centre punch-hole cutout. And thanks to the Tensor SoC at the core, Google is able to offer features like Magic Eraser and Real Tone processing to identify and erase unwanted objects and improve clour tones for a more natural look, respectively. You also get features like Face Unblur and Night Sight for an improved photography experience.
Processor, RAM, and storage
Google is using the same powerful Google Tensor processor on the Pixel 6a, which is the same processor the company previously used on the Google Pixel 6 series. The processor’s design also features a Titan M2 security coprocessor to strengthen the overall system security. Google has made only the 6GB/128 variant available as of now.
Now, coming to the software side of things, the Pixel 6a runs Android 12 out of the box and offers a stock Android experience. Google has further promised up to three generations of Android updates, including Android 13, and up to five years of security updates for the device.
Pixel 6a has a 4,410mAh battery capacity and comes with 18W USB Power Delivery 3.0 fast charging. Google is also offering features like Adaptive Battery to prolong the battery by up to 24 hours. And with Extreme Battery Saver you can further extend battery life by up to 72 hours.
In terms of wireless connectivity, Pixel 6a gets 5G connectivity and supports 5G Sub-6GHz band. It also uses a combination of physical and e-SIM functionality and features only one physical nano-SIM slot. It also features Wi-Fi 6/6E support and comes with Bluetooth 5.2.