Although there haven’t been many leaks in recent weeks, we already have a good sense of what the Pixel 6a might provide if it is revealed at I/O 2022. That raises the question: Will you purchase the Pixel 6a when it becomes available?
Despite being marketed as the Pixel 6a, this will technically be the third budget-friendly Google device to date given the A-series’ mid-2019 launch with the Pixel 3a. The great camera systems we associate with the flagship models were still there in these earlier models, which provided a Pixel smartphone that was more affordable.
This is expected to change in 2022 when the Pixel 6a, which will have a lower-quality camera than the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, is released. It appears that Google will provide the flagship-level Tensor processor and remain with the nearly outdated Sony IMX363 camera combination at the rear, with the IMX386 12-megapixel ultra-wide being at the center of the camera bar design, rather than offering the same camera experience.
In terms of other features, the Pixel 6a is said to have a 6.2-inch FHD display, 6GB RAM, a dual-camera system on the back with an 8-megapixel selfie camera, and no 3.5mm headphone port this time around. This may be a killer package if the Tensor processor is included.
When it finally goes on sale later this year, the Pixel 6a might be among the most budget smartphones to buy if the pricing is set appropriately. Given that the Pixel 6a hasn’t been formally announced, it begs the issue of whether you intend to purchase one.
Will you purchase the Pixel 6a, or do you believe the somewhat older normal Pixel 6—which comes with greater hardware—is a better choice? Vote in the poll below, and then explain your choice in the comments area.