The Google Pixel 6a was announced at Google IO in May, but won’t go on sale until July. While we wait, more promotional images of the mid-range handset have leaked out, giving us more insight into the device’s hardware and software.
These photos are from a well-known tipster Evan Blass (opens in new tab) on Twitter, and they look exactly like you’d expect from official Google promo photos. The three colors are on display – chalk (white), sage (green) and charcoal (grey) – and there are also some lifestyle shots to delve into.
While the images don’t really tell us anything about these phones, there’s plenty of it. If you’re planning on picking up a Google Pixel 6a at the end of July, these photos should last you until then.
Some 6A pix to enjoy. pic.twitter.com/2jsMK8Y5FGJune 14, 2022
What do we know?
The Google Pixel 6a goes on sale on July 28, with pre-orders opening a week early. It’ll cost you $449 / £399 / AU$749, and there’s one specs configuration, which gives you 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Everything is powered by the same first-generation Tensor chipset used in the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro, so the performance should be top notch. We also know that the phone will have a 6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
For the cameras, Google has gone for a 12.2MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide rear camera, with an 8MP front camera for selfies. The battery capacity is 4,410 mAh and you can charge that at a speed of 30 W.
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Google has taken the somewhat unusual step of announcing the Pixel 6a and indeed the Google Pixel 7 a significant amount of time before they actually go on sale – and we’re not sure if this is a particularly good approach.
The company does have an earlier form for this. Remember when Google gave us the Pixel 4a with 5G and Pixel 5 . told we come, months before the phones actually go on sale. That was at the same time that the Google Pixel 4a was introduced to the world, so Google likes to announce phones in batches.
On the one hand, it gives consumers sufficient warnings about what to expect. Money can be saved, plans can be made and it means you won’t be caught buying an older handset days before a new one pops up out of nowhere. Knowing more about what’s going to happen will make purchasing decisions easier.
It does mean, however, that phones may already look old and outdated by the time they can finally be bought – and there’s a danger of showing your cards too early. We’ll have to wait and see how successful the approach is in terms of sales for the Pixel 6a.