After months of waiting, Google has announced the Pixel 6a, the company’s latest mid-range handset.
The smartphone is launching in ‘Charcoal,’ ‘Sage’ and ‘Chalk’ in Canada at $599 (in the U.S. the Pixel 6a costs $449 — roughly $582 CAD). In Canada, the phone will be available for pre-order on July 21st and releases on July 28th.
Introducing the new Google #Pixel6a!
It’s a smart, powerful phone that delivers the helpful and personal Pixel experience at a great price, starting from $449#GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/Gtb37Qjmy5
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) May 11, 2022
Google says the Pixel 6a offers identical power when compared to the Pixel 6 Pro as its using the same Tensor processor and Titan M2 chip.
The Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch OLED display with a centred hole-punch selfie camera and 60Hz refresh rate. Other features include two 12-megapixel cameras (wide and ultra-wide angle) on its Pixel 6-like visor. The smartphone also sports 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an 8-megapixel shooter on the front, and a 4,410mAh battery.
You can also expect Pixel-exclusive features, including ‘Night Sight,’ ‘Real Tone’ and ‘Magic Eraser’ to also be included in the Pixel 6a.
The Pixel 6a sports a fingerprint scanner like the 6 Pro and 6, 5G connectivity and offers five years of security updates.
Google also revealed its Pixel Watch and Pixel 7/6 Pro during its I/O keynote. For all of our content from I/O 2022, follow this link.
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