While Apple has already launched the iPhone SE 2022, Google and Android fans are waiting for the Pixel 6a to come out. As a reminder, this will be the affordable version of the Pixel 6 for the mid-range segment. And its existence has already been almost confirmed by Google.
For the moment, the Mountain View company has not yet mentioned the characteristics of this device, but the leaks are already numerous on the web. Many renders are circulating suggesting that the Pixel 6a will have almost the same design as the Pixel 6.
And today, it becomes clearer. In a recent article, our colleagues from Android Police relayed an image that was published by the Techxine.com site, which would be that of the Pixel 6a box.
— Techxine.com (@techxine) March 31, 2022
This image does not reveal anything new. However, the alleged Pixel 6a photo on the box supports previous rumors about the design of the mid-range device.
According to the Techxine.com leak, the Pixel 6a would have the same design as its premium version, with the same shape for the camera module. However, if we look closely at the image, we will notice a pill-shaped outline, inside which there are two photo sensors. Compared to the Pixel 6, the camera module of the Pixel 6a would nevertheless have fewer elements.
Otherwise, looking at this image, one can also wonder what the back of the Pixel 6a will be made of. Logically, this one should be plastic. But the image suggests that it could also be glass, unless Google has decided to use “glasstic” (plastic that shines like glass).
Unfortunately, the image is not of very good quality and because of this, it is difficult to comment on this, from this leak. Moreover, it should also be noted that many media prefer to treat the news with a certain skepticism. Indeed, the source of this image of the Pixel 6a box is a fairly recent site that has yet to prove itself.
Pixel 6a: presentation at the Google I/O conference?
When will the Pixel 6a be presented? We have reason to believe that the formalization of Google’s next mid-range device will take place during its Google I/O conference, which is scheduled for May 11 and 12.
This would make sense, since Google’s first mid-range device was presented at this conference (then the pandemic disrupted the firm’s schedule). Recently, moreover, we relayed a publication by youtubeur Jon Prosser according to which the Pixel 6a will be unveiled at the I/O conference.
However, it also indicated that the device would not be marketed until July. But the fact that an image of the box leaked this week gives us hope that the device might finally hit the market sooner.
A mid-range smartphone with a Google Tensor chip
Note also that some characteristics have already leaked. For example, it is rumored that the Pixel 6a would use the same Tensor chip as the Pixel 6. If this is correct, then the mid-range smartphone will have the same performance as the premium version released in 2021. Nevertheless, Google will necessarily have to make some concessions on the data sheet in order to reduce costs.
Regarding the price, sources suggest that Google will sell the Pixel 6a at the same price as Samsung’s Galaxy A53. In France, this device is marketed from 459 euros.