The annual Google I/O developer conference kicks off tomorrow. Naturally, among the most anticipated events is the announcement of Android 13. A number of other software products will be shown, and it may not be possible without hardware innovations. So, we are promised the announcement of the Google Pixel Watch smartwatch, as well as the “budget” Google Pixel 6a.
There was plenty of information about the characteristics of the smartphone on the network and a picture about it was formed. But the day before the expected announcement, network insiders made adjustments to it and said that the Google Pixel 6a would turn out to be slightly worse than previously predicted. In particular, if earlier they talked about installing a 120-Hz OLED display with a diagonal of 6.62 inches with FullHD + resolution, now they are promising a panel with a refresh rate of 90 Hz.
Google Pixel 6a: slightly less capacious battery
There are adjustments in terms of battery capacity. If earlier Google Pixel 6a predicted a 4800 mAh battery, now they say that the power supply capacity will be 4500 mAh. The power of fast charging will be 25 watts, not 30 watts, as previously predicted.
Recall that the Google Pixel 6a should offer a proprietary Google Tensor chipset, 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128 GB of storage memory, Android 12 operating system out of the box and a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 main sensor. The price tag should be around $400.
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The previous leaks pointed out that the Pixel 6a uses the same Tensor SoC as the Pixel 6. The smartphone will retain the Pixel 6’s design with the signature horizontal camera block; but will be smaller by using a 6.2-inch OLED screen instead of the Pixel 6’s 6.4-inch. But at the same time, the battery capacity will be even larger – 4800 mAh versus 4614 mAh for Pixel 6. Pixel 6a should support 30W charging. The amount of RAM will be 6-8 GB, flash memory – 128 GB.
The front camera of the smartphone will be 8-megapixel, the main one will use 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 and IMX386 sensors. The thickness of the case will be 8.7 mm, and the OS, of course, will be Android 12.
By the end of the year, Google will also announce the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro flagship smartphones. Google Pixel 7 Pro has a screen with a diagonal of 6.7-6.8 inches; a proprietary SoC Tensor of the second generation and, of course, Android 13. It, along with the regular Pixel 7, will be the first smartphone in the world running the new version of the Google OS.