The Google Pixel 6a is likely to be released in the coming months, and we’ve already seen a spate of rumors pertaining to the new camera phone, which will sit below the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in Apple’s line-up, delivering a comparable but smaller design and toned-down features.
According to GSMArena, the next smartphone has emerged in a Geekbench listing, revealing that it would use Google’s in-house Tensor processor, 6GB RAM, and Android 12.
Now that we know the Pixel 6a will have the same Google Tensor chipset as the Pixel 6, we can reasonably assume it will inherit all of the features exclusive to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, such as Live Translation and Google Assistant voice typing.
According to the Geekbench listing, the Google Pixel 6a scored 1,050 single-core points and 2,833 multi-core points, bringing it in line with the other two Pixel 6 phones.
What we know about the Google Pixel 6a so far
Max Jambor, a reliable leaker, claims that the Google Pixel 6a will be released in May of this year. This is a little sooner than usual, but it makes sense because it’ll be around the same time as Google IO 2022.
The Google Pixel 6a is expected to have a similar design to the other two Pixel 6 phones, but with a compact size of 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7mm.
The Pixel 6a is rumored to have 5G connectivity as well as a 6.2-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is believed to lack a headphone jack, forcing users to rely on Bluetooth audio or an adapter.
The forthcoming smartphone is said to include a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor and a 12MP Sony IMX355 ultrawide shooter, both of which are expected to be placed in a visor configuration.