Introducing the Pixel 6a – Google’s new mid-ranger with a Tensor processor and a 6.1-inch screen
Pixel 6a takes many of its design elements from the Pixel 6 has been borrowed, among which we should mention the entire strip of cameras on the back and the central punchy selfie camera above the screen. The surrounding chassis is still metal, but the plastic material behind the device shows the difference between the 6a level and its bigger brothers. The relatively flat edges and boxy design of the Pixel 6a contrasts with the soft form with curved corners. “>Pixel 5a is located and reminds once again that the phone belongs to the Pixel 6 family.
This model is offered in three colors, white, dark gray and green, which provides users with more choices than the single black color of Pixel 5a last year. The body of the phone is still resistant to water and dust penetration with the IP67 standard, which, although it is one degree lower than the IP68 of the Pixel 6 family, is similar to the Pixel 5a and practically does not cause any special problems in this field.
By getting smaller We expect a smaller screen from the Pixel 6a, which is almost the same in practice. The length and width of the device are 152.2 and 71.8 mm, respectively, which show a noticeable decrease compared to the length and width of 156.2 and 73.2 mm of Pixel 5a. The 8.9 mm thickness of this model has increased by 0.1 mm and its weight of 178 grams has been reduced by only 5 grams.
Pixel 6a is presented with a 6.1-inch OLED screen, which is smaller than the 6.34-inch panel of the previous generation. The resolution of 1080×2400 pixels of this panel leads to a density of 429ppi and a contrast of 1,000,000:1 and Support for displaying HDR content is also seen in its specification list. The Achilles heel of this panel is its 60 Hz, which is a big negative considering the price range of the device. The protective glass on the screen also continues the unequal conditions of the Pixel 6a in the competition with its peers, where, contrary to expectations, instead of Corning’s latest achievement in this field, the glass Gorrila Glass Victus which is in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro was used, Google This time it has gone to the old Gorilla Glass 3, which is weaker than expected in strength and resistance.
The phone’s selfie camera is 8 megapixel f/2.0 without autofocus, which apparently has no difference from the past and still It achieves a maximum resolution of 1080p/30fps in video recording without autofocus support. The fingerprint sensor that was on the back of the phone in the Pixel 5a has finally been moved to the screen and has provided a cleaner look for the Pixel 6a. Optical image stabilization or OIS is equipped and the front f/1.7 lens covers a 77-degree field of view. The maximum video recording resolution in this camera is 4K at 60 frames per second and it also supports 1080p video recording at 30 or 60 frames per second. This camera is apparently no different from the original Pixel 5a camera. does not have. The second ultrawide camera of the phone has been changed and instead of the previous 16 megapixel camera, we have a 12 megapixel camera. The size of the pixels of this sensor has increased by 25% to 1.25 microns, so we can expect better performance in low-light environments. The front lens of this sensor has an aperture of f/2.2 and a 114-degree field of view, but it still does not support close-up photography (macro photography) as it does not support auto focus. This camera is apparently the same one that was present in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Processing in Pixel 6a is powered by a proprietary Google processor called Tensor, which is built in an architecture 5 nm from two cores .aspx” target=”_blank” title=”Introducing the new Cortex-A78 processing core with Cortex-X1, the most powerful ARM processor”>Arm Cortex-X1 with a maximum frequency of 2.8 GHz at the highest level, two 2.25 GHz Cortex cores – A76 in the middle level and four cores of 1.8 GHz A55 in the low level. Graphics Mali-G78 This chipset is equipped with 20 processing cores and high performance is expected in this field. The RAM of the device is 6 GB like last year, but the type of this RAM has been upgraded from LPDDR4X to LPDDR5 at a much higher speed. The 128 GB internal memory (non-upgradable) of the phone is also chosen like a real flagship of the fast UFS 3.1 type.
Battery is one of the negative changes of Pixel 6a compared to its previous generation; Where the 4,680 mAh battery of the previous generation has been replaced by a smaller 4,410 mAh battery. Google, of course, is hoping for the durability of this battery due to the smaller 60Hz screen and the low-power Tensor processor, and has considered it sufficient for 24 hours of normal use and 72 hours of use in Extreme Battery Saver mode. Naturally, the charger is not provided with this phone, but the maximum power of the charger supported by the USB-PD protocol is limited to 18 watts. Pixel 6a does not support wireless charging.
In the communication options section of the device, we can mention Bluetooth 5.2, NFC Wi-Fi 6E connection, which was not present in Pixel 5a. This phone is offered in two separate models named GX7AS for the 5th generation sub-6GHz network and GB62Z for the mmWave network, so you can get the best results from it depending on the needs and type of 5G network coverage. Stereo speakers and USB-C port with USB 3.1 Gen 1 speed standard in the absence of a headset jack are some of the other things worth mentioning in this section.
Google Pixel 6a with operating system Android 12 and with 5 years of security support from July 21 (July 30, 1401) online and a week later on July 28 (August 6, 1401) in Google physical stores will be available. The target price for this model is $449, compared to the Pixel 5a is unchanged.