Google was relatively quiet in the mid-tier smartphone segment in recent years: Pixel 5a was almost the identical copy of Pixel 4a 5G, introduced 2 years ago. And as it turned out Google was quiet for a reason – to introduce its Tensor SoC to the sub-$500 segment. Pixel 6a is doing just that.
With a design, similar to Pixel 6, although with a smaller 6.1″, 60Hz screen, Google has cut corners just enough to justify the $449 price tag.
Tensor SoC remained intact from Pixel6/Pixel 6 Pro duo, but with the screen downgrade also came only one RAM+Storage configuration of 6+128 GB, slightly smaller 4410 mAh battery without wireless charging, and the same 12 MP main + 12 MP Ultrawide camera as it was last year.
So if you’ve always wanted to dive into the Google’s Pixel ecosystem, without sacrificing tons of money (again, it’s only $449), June 28 is your date to watch for. The phone is going to be available in select markets (including Europe).