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Google Pixel 6a rumors: Release date, price, specs and more

We might be closer to launching the Google Pixel 6a than you think. Not only are leaks picking up speed, but the budget phone appears to be heading towards its inevitable spring debut.

The Pixel 6a means a lot to Google. We loved the Pixel 5a from last year, but it shares so much with the Pixel 4a 5G that it feels like a newer phone. The new phone could change that thanks to proposed camera, chipset and battery upgrades and the Pixel 6’s new design. That might be just what Google needs to dominate the cheapest phones.

At this point, we can only predict with certainty that it will be one of many new Google devices in 2022. But read on for the latest rumors and speculation about the next-gen Pixel.

Google Pixel 6a News (Updated April 19)

  • According to a code dive in the Pixel Tips app, the Pixel 6a may be missing the sport mode found on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
  • The Pixel 6a has been filed with the FCC, which usually means it’s about a month away from launch.
  • The latest rumors say the Pixel 6a will have the 90Hz display we’ve come to expect, although there are other rumors that it won’t.
  • The new Geekbench benchmark shows the Pixel 6a beating the Pixel 6 by a very narrow margin.

Google Pixel 6a expected release date and price

Thanks to a quirky coloring book leak, we know Google is making the Pixel 6a. But when will it come and how much will it cost?

The Pixel 5a launches in the US and Japan on August 26, 2021. Google didn’t explain why the phone is limited to just two countries, but we hope the current chip shortage hitting the industry has something to do with it.

Pixel 5a and Pixel 4a

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August seems to be a new launch month for Google’s A-series. The Pixel 3a was unveiled at Google I/O 2019 on May 7, but the Pixel 4a came out on August 20, 2020. Many blame the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4a’s release date was pushed back, but Google insisted on releasing the Pixel 5a in August. You’d think the Pixel 6a was on the same timeline.

But Google may be going back to the old May/Google I/O launch window. In fact, leaker Max Jambor says the Pixel 6a will arrive in May. It’s no coincidence that the Pixel Watch is also expected to debut in May.

While Prosser tweeted that the Pixel 6a has now been delayed until July due to ongoing chip shortages, and also claimed that the Pixel Watch may not go on sale until October, we received a mid-term update on the Pixel 6a status encouraging signals. April… Apparently, the phone has been approved by the FCC, and when it does, it’s usually a month away from the actual launch. Will Google I/O go live in a month? With Google I/O starting on May 11th this year, that’s exactly the case.

As for the price of the Pixel 6a, it’s as up in the air as the release date. The smaller Pixel 3a (available in two sizes) is $399, but the Pixel 4a brings that down to $349. Then the Pixel 5a rises to $449 and adds a second camera and 5G.

If we had to guess, the Pixel 6a could stay in the $449 range, depending on the chip Google uses. With the rival Galaxy A53 now priced at $449, you’d think Google would want to keep that price. That said, I’ve come up with 5 ways the Google Pixel 6a can beat the Samsung Galaxy A53.

Design and presentation of the Google Pixel 6a

Photos of a purported Google Pixel 6a dummy unit show how Google’s next budget phone could mimic the design of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The camera strip rather than the module seems to be the main feature, as does the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack.

The legality of the images is unclear. But the previous Pixel ‘a’ series of phones followed the design language established by the flagship Pixel. The Google Pixel 6a ostensibly gives this more credibility based on allegedly leaked information.

Google Pixel 6a Metal Doll

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These dummy units and renders are believed to be Google Pixel 6a box images. It shows off a phone with a very similar design to the Pixel 6.

A photo of an alleged Google Pixel 6a box

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However, we should warn against all of this and warn that it could be a Pixel 6 box that looks like a Pixel 6a box with photo editing magic.

Not only is the barcode blurry and we can’t verify the serial number, but the back of the phone in the leaked photos is also very glossy, suggesting it’s made of glass, like the Pixel 6, rather than glass. A. Mobile phones of this series have been using it since the beginning.

While there are differences, the Pixel 6’s design is definitely different, so porting it over to the Pixel 6a isn’t a bad thing.

As for the Pixel 6a’s display, that’s by shadow_leak It claims to use a 6.2-inch 60Hz display. That’s slightly smaller than the Pixel 5a’s 6.4-inch screen, but more disappointing is the claimed refresh rate. Many phones now use 90Hz, 120Hz, or even higher refresh rates, even in the Pixel a-series price range. Google already uses a 90Hz panel on the base Pixel 6, so keeping the Pixel 6a at base 60Hz seems like an odd decision in that regard as well.

Fortunately another leak, this time from Yogsh Brar, say 90Hz is available. We hope Brar is on the right track here, otherwise the Pixel 6a could be a big disappointment.

Alleged Google Pixel 6a Views

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As for the colors, a leak from the US carrier database says black, white and green options will be available. This is an improvement over the Pixel 5a, which can only be purchased in black.

Google Pixel 6a camera

according to Misal Rahman On Twitter, there is a device codenamed “bluejay”, presumably the Pixel 6a. Rahman found a possible camera setup for bluejay that includes Sony IMX363, IMX386 and IMX355 sensors. The Shadow_leak spec leak sums up what we know by stating that the 6a will feature a 12MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP selfie camera.

For reference, the Pixel 5a uses the same 12MP IMX363 for the main sensor and 8MP IMX355 for the front camera. The ultrawide is a 16MP IMX481, but that doesn’t downgrade the new 12MP IMX386 sensor. It has a pixel size of 1.25m compared to 1.0m for the IMX481. Larger pixels let in more light, so the Pixel 6a should produce a better overall image, even at its lower resolution.

Regardless of which sensor you’re using, the Pixel 6a may be missing the Sport mode found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This is based on code analysis by Android developers. Kuba Wojciechowski, via XDA Developers, who discovered that the Pixel Tips app has an exclusion around “bluejay” devices. If true, it would mean that the new budget phones will be missing the features of the Pixel 6 series that launched last year.

Google Pixel 6a performance

According to Shadow_leak, it looks like we’ll be getting the Pixel 6’s Google Tensor chipset in the Pixel 6a, paired with either 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. This is also backed up by Geekbench benchmark results, which appear to be for the 6a, which also shows specs matching the Tensor chip, plus 6GB of RAM.

Another recent Geekbench listing reportedly shows the Pixel 6a beating the Pixel 6 by a narrow margin. The device has a single-core score of 1,050 and a multi-core score of 2,833. Compare that to the Pixel 6’s 1044 and 2758 scores. In Geekbench terms, the difference is negligible, but it’s certainly exciting to see the Pixel 6a line up with the Pixel 6. This means that the 6a uses the same chip. Given the similarities in performance, tensors.

Using Tensor chips is good news. This is a solid flagship chipset, roughly on par with last year’s Snapdragon 888 chipset. Aside from the iPhone SE or the upcoming iPhone SE 3, the Pixel 6a is arguably the most powerful phone in its price range.

Google Pixel 6a battery and charging

Leaks claim we’ll see a 4,800mAh battery with 30W charging in the Pixel 6a. That’s a small capacity boost from the 4,680mAh battery in the Pixel 5a, and an even bigger boost from the 18W charging speed.

The only potential problem here is that Google doesn’t provide a charger for the Pixel 6 series. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Pixel 6a didn’t come in the box either.

Google Pixel 6a and iPhone SE 2022

The 2022 iPhone SE is now $429 with the A15 Bionic chip and 5G, and the Pixel 6a faces stiff competition. Despite only having a single rear lens, Apple’s phones deliver flagship performance and great photo quality. But it also has the same small 4.7-inch screen.

Here’s our comparison of the iPhone SE 3 and Google Pixel 6a based on rumors so far, and our take on how the Google Pixel 6a beats the iPhone SE 2022.

Google Pixel 6a Outlook

The back of the Google Pixel 5a with the camera module and pink flowers in the background

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Thanks to the current leaks, the Pixel 6a will look much better than the Pixel 5a at launch. It has an updated chipset that should deliver more power than your average mid-range phone, small changes to the ultra-wide rear camera, faster charging and a bigger battery. All changes are very welcome.

But to make it into our best Android phones list, Google has to be careful with the Pixel 6a’s price. The $449 price tag for the Pixel 5a is a bit steep, so dropping a little to $400 or less would make the phone a little more appealing.

We’d also like to see Google release the Pixel 6a in more regions in the US and Japan. There’s a global shortage of computer chips, but hopefully Google can get fans in other countries to buy the phone.

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Google Pixel 6a rumors: Release date, price, specs and more

We may be closer to a Google Pixel 6a launch than you might think. Not only has the pace of leaks picked up, but the budget phone appears to be moving along the pipeline to an inevitable debut in the spring.
The Pixel 6a is a big deal for Google. We liked the Pixel 5a when it came out last year, but it shared too much with the Pixel 4a 5G to really feel like an up-to-date phone. That could be changing with the new phone, thanks to rumored upgrades tipped for the cameras, chipset and battery, plus a new Pixel 6-style design. This may be just what Google needs to help it dominate among the best cheap phones.
Right now, all we can predict with any confidence is that it will be one of several new Google in 2022 devices. But read on for all the latest rumors and speculation about the next Pixel.
Google Pixel 6a news (updated April 19)
The Pixel 6a could be missing the Motion Mode found on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, according to a code dive into the Pixel Tips app.
The Pixel 6a has show up at the FCC, which usually means a launch is a month or so away.
The latest rumor claims that the Pixel 6a will get the 90Hz display we’ve been hoping for, and in spite of other rumors arguing it won’t.
New Geekbench benchmarks show the Pixel 6a outperforming the Pixel 6 by a very slight margin.
Google Pixel 6a expected release date and price
Thanks to a peculiar coloring book-based leak, we know Google is making a Pixel 6a. But when’s it coming, and how much will it cost?
The Pixel 5a released on August 26, 2021 in the US and Japan. Google didn’t explain why the phone was limited to two countries, but we expect the ongoing chip shortage that has plagued the industry had something to do with it.

(Image credit: Tom’s Guide)
August seemed to be Google’s new launch month for the A series. The Pixel 3a was revealed on May 7 at Google I/O 2019, but the Pixel 4a came out on August 20, 2020. Many blamed the COVID-19 pandemic on the 4a’s delayed release date, but Google stuck with an August release for the Pixel 5a. You’d think the Pixel 6a was on the same timeline.
But Google could go back to its old May/Google I/O launch window. In fact, leaker Max Jambor says the Pixel 6a will arrive in May. Not coincidentally, May is also when a Pixel Watch is anticipated to make its debut.
While Prosser tweeted that the Pixel 6a has now been delayed until July due to ongoing chip shortage issues — he also claims the Pixel Watch may well not go on sale until October — we got an encouraging sign in mid-April about the Pixel 6a’s status. The phone has apparently gotten the FCC’s OK, and when that happens, we’re generally a month out from the actual launch. Does Google I/O get underway in a month’s time? With Google I/O starting May 11 this year, it certainly does.
As for the Pixel 6a’s price, that’s as up in the air as the release date. The smaller Pixel 3a (there were two sizes) came in at $399, but the Pixel 4a undercut it at $349. Then, the Pixel 5a bumped up to $449 and added a second camera and 5G. 
If we had to guess, the Pixel 6a will likely stay in the $449 ballpark, depending on the chip Google uses. With the rival Galaxy A53 now available for $449, you’d figure Google will want to stick to that price. Although that said, I’ve already come up with 5 ways the Google Pixel 6a can beat the Samsung Galaxy A53.
Google Pixel 6a design and display
Photos of a claimed Google Pixel 6a dummy unit have shown off how the next budget Google phone could ape the design of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. A camera bar rather than module seems to be the biggest feature, as well as the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. 
How legitimate these images are is unclear. But previous Pixel ‘a’ series phones have followed on from the design language set out by the flagship Pixels. This was given further credence by Google Pixel 6a renders supposedly based on the allegedly leaked information. 

(Image credit: Fathom Braceles / xleaks7)
These dummy units and renders have been given credence by what appears to be an photo of the Google Pixel 6a box. It shows a phone with a design that’s very similar to the Pixel 6.

(Image credit: Techxine)
However, we do need to caveat all this with the warning that this could be a Pixel 6 box that’s been made to look like a Pixel 6a box with the magic of photo editing. 
Not only is the barcode blurred out so we can’t check the serial number, but the back of the phone in the leaked photo is rather glossy, suggesting it’s made of glass like that of the Pixel 6 rather than the plastic backs Pixel A-series phones have used since their inception.
Nevertheless, while divisive, the design of the Pixel 6 is certainly different, So seeing it carried over to the Pixel 6a would be no bad thing.
As for the screen on the Pixel 6a, part of a big specs leak published by Shadow_leak claims it’ll use a 6.2-inch, 60Hz display. That’s a little smaller than the Pixel 5a’s 6.4-inch display, but more disappointing is the alleged refresh rate. Many phones are now using 90Hz, 120Hz or even higher refresh rates, even in the price range of the Pixel a-series. Google is already using a 90Hz panel on the basic Pixel 6, so leaving the Pixel 6a at the basic 60Hz seems like an odd decision in that light too.
Fortunately another leak, this time from Yogesh Brar, says 90Hz is on the cards. We hope Brar is on the right track with this, otherwise, the Pixel 6a could end up a big disappointment.

(Image credit: 91mobiles / OnLeaks)
For colors, a leak from a U.S. carrier database says there will be black, white and green options available. That’s an improvement over the Pixel 5a, which you could only buy in black.
Google Pixel 6a cameras
According to Mishaal Rahman on Twitter, there’s a device codenamed ‘bluejay’ that’s supposedly the Pixel 6a. Rahman found a possible camera setup for bluejay, which includes Sony IMX363, IMX386 and IMX355 sensors. Shadow_leak’s specs leak has rounded out what we know by claiming the 6a will feature a 12MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide camera and 8MP selfie camera.
For reference, the Pixel 5a used the same 12MP IMX363 for its main sensor and an 8MP IMX355 for its front-facing camera. The ultrawide was a 16MP IMX481, but that doesn’t make the new 12MP IMX386 sensor a downgrade. It has a pixel size of 1.25 μm, versus the IMX481’s 1.0 μm. Larger pixels let in more light, so the Pixel 6a should produce better overall images, even though it’s at a lower resolution.
Regardless of what sensor it uses, the Pixel 6a could be missing the Motion Mode found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. That’s according to a code dive by Android developer Kuba Wojciechowski, via XDA Developers, who found that the Pixel Tips app has an exclusion around the ‘bluejay’ device. If true, this would mean the new budget phone would lack a feature that launched with the Pixel 6 range last year.
Google Pixel 6a performance
Based on Shadow_leak’s information, it seems like we’ll get the Google Tensor chipset from the Pixel 6 in the Pixel 6a, accompanied by 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM. That’s also backed up by a Geekbench benchmark result that seems to be for the 6a, which also shows specs matching that of the Tensor chip, plus 6GB RAM.
Another recent Geekbench listing allegedly showed the Pixel 6a outperforming the Pixel 6 by the slightest of margins. The device in question scored 1,050 in single-core and 2,833 in multicore. Compare that to the Pixel 6’s 1,044 and 2,758 scores. In Geekbench terms, this difference is negligible, but it’s certainly exciting to see that the Pixel 6a might be on par with the Pixel 6. This implies that the 6a uses the same Tensor chip considering the similarities in performance.
The use of the Tensor chip is great news. It’s a flagship-worthy chipset with strong performance, roughly equivalent to last year’s Snapdragon 888 chipset. Aside from the iPhone SE or the upcoming iPhone SE 3, the Pixel 6a may well be the most powerful phone in its price range.
Google Pixel 6a battery and charging
The leaks claim we’ll see a 4,800 mAh battery with 30W charging in the Pixel 6a. That’s a small capacity increase over the 4,680 mAh cell found in the Pixel 5a, and a more considerable increase over its 18W charging speed.
The only potential issue here is that Google didn’t include chargers with the Pixel 6 series. It wouldn’t surprise us if the Pixel 6a lacked one in the box too.
Google Pixel 6a vs iPhone SE 2022
With the iPhone SE 2022 now here at $429 with a A15 Bionic chip and 5G, the Pixel 6a faces some stiff competition. Apple’s phone delivers flagship-level performance and excellent photo quality despite having just a single rear lens. But it also has the same tiny 4.7-inch screen. 
Here’s how what we think of an iPhone SE 3 vs. Google Pixel 6a comparison based on the rumors thus far, and how the Google Pixel 6a can beat the iPhone SE 2022.
Google Pixel 6a outlook

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With the leaks as they currently stand, the Pixel 6a looks much better than the Pixel 5a did at launch. It’s got an up-to-date chipset which should provide much more power than the average mid-range phone, a small change to the ultrawide rear camera, faster charging and a larger battery. All very welcome changes.
However to make it onto our best Android phones list, Google needs to be careful how it prices the Pixel 6a. The $449 price of the Pixel 5a was a bit on the high side, so a small reduction to $400 or less would make the phone even more attractive.
Also, we would like to see Google launch the Pixel 6a in more than just the U.S. and Japan. There is a global shortage of computer chips, but hopefully Google can still let its fans in other countries buy the phone if they wish.

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