Google Pixel 6a India launch date, price, specs, design and everything we know so far

Google Pixel 6a is the company’s affordable offering that debuted at the I/O Developer Conference in May. At the time, the brand had confirmed that it would be launched in India, unlike the original Google Pixel 6 series. While the exact date has yet to be announced by the Mountain View giant, we are hearing reports according to which the Google Pixel 6a will be available in the country from July 21, that is, tomorrow. Incidentally, this is also the same date when the phone will also be available worldwide.

The Google Pixel 6a is a younger brother to the standard Pixel 6 and has a similar design and an internal Tensor chipset. While waiting for the launch, here is a roundup of the expected price, specs and design of the Google Pixel 6a in India.

Google Pixel 6a launch date in India

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

Design

Google Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a has a familiar design. On the front, it has a center cutout for the selfie snapper and narrow bezels. The speaker grilles, main microphone, and USB Type-C port are on the bottom. The volume rocker and the 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 aluminum frame.

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

Google Pixel 6a price in India (expected)

The 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 only be available in a single 6GB + 128GB storage model.

Features

Google Pixel 6a specs

  • 6.1-inch FHD+ display, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Internal Tensor chipset
  • 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage
  • Android 12 operating system
  • 12.2MP + 12MP dual cameras
  • 8MP selfie shooter
  • 4306mAh battery, 18W fast charge

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 protection 3. The phone is powered by the internal 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 a fingerprint sensor under the screen for security. The Google Pixel 6a is equipped with stereo speakers, a Titan M2 security chip and two microphones.

The Pixel 6a has a dual-camera setup on the back, featuring a 12.2MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens. There’s an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.

Abdul J. Gaspar