Thanks to some unofficial CAD renders that were produced recently, we know that the Google Pixel 6a will be a lower-cost alternative to the two recent Google Pixel flagships that were released about a month ago. A new report from 9to5Google suggests that the incoming mid-range Pixel smartphone will feature the same main camera as the Google Pixel 5. According to the outlet’s APK Insight team, Google’s camera app contains suggestions for the upcoming Pixel 6a, which is internally codenamed “Bluejay.”
To start with, the primary camera will be a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor, the same primary camera as on the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4. A 12MP Sony IMX355 secondary sensor is also mentioned, probably intended for use with an Ultra Lens. wide. Finally, the front camera is the same 8MP Sony IMX355 from previous Pixels and on the Pixel 6 (not Pro).
In addition to this set of cameras, 9to5Google reports that the Google Pixel 6a will work with the same Google Tensor chipset as the Google Pixel 6 duo. Google is believed to intend to offer the same Tensor-enabled features on the Pixel 6a, including Updated voice typing, HDRnet video, and LIve translator for conversations (although it was recently discovered that Google would bring the latter feature to older pixels.
The Google Pixel 5a was launched a few weeks before the Pixel 6, so we can speculate that Google could announce the Pixel 6a in August 2022. In any case, Google has not yet officially recognized the existence of the Pixel 6a, so no guarantee yet.
. Perhaps Google will use the Pixel 6a to slowly expand into more markets before launching the Pixel 6’s successors. According to the unofficial renders, the Pixel 6a measures 152.2×71.8×8.7mm and 6GB or 8GB of RAM along with 128GB of storage. The Pixel 6a misses a headphone jack, but it will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.