Thanks to some unofficial CAD renderings which emerged recently, we know that the Google Pixel 6a will be a more affordable alternative to the two most recent Google Pixel flagships that hit the market about a month ago. A new report from 9to5Google suggests that the incoming Pixel mid-range smartphone use the same main camera from the Google Pixel 5.
According to the outlet’s APK Insight team, the Google camera app contains hints about the upcoming Pixel 6a – internally codenamed “Bluejay”. Initially, the main camera will be a 12.2 MP Sony IMX363 sensor, the same main camera as the Pixel 5. Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4. There is also mention of a secondary 12 MP Sony IMX355 sensor that is likely to be used with an ultra wide angle lens. Finally, the front-facing camera is the same 8MP Sony IMX355 from previous Pixels and on the Pixel 6 (Non-professional).
In addition to this range of cameras, 9to5Google reports that the Google Pixel 6a runs on the same Google Tensor chipset as the Google Pixel 6 duo. It is believed that Google intends to offer the same tensor-enabled features on the Pixel 6a, including updated voice input, HDRnet video, and live translator for conversations (although it was recently discovered that Google would bring this last feature to older Pixels.
The Google Pixel 5a was launched a few weeks before the Pixel 6, so we can speculate that Google might announce the Pixel 6a in August 2022. In any case, Google has not yet officially recognized the existence of the Pixel 6a, so there are no guarantees yet. Perhaps Google will use the Pixel 6a to slowly expand into more markets before the successors to the Pixel 6 hit the market.
According to unofficial renderings, the Pixel 6a measures 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7 mm and has either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Pixel 6a is missing a headphone jack, but it will have an in-display fingerprint scanner.