The huge image: Months after introducing its machine studying Tensor chip within the flagship Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro telephones, Google has unveiled the identical expertise in a less expensive bundle. While Google minimize down all of the Pixel 6a’s tech specs in comparison with its greater brothers, all of Tensor’s options are nonetheless right here.
To minimize $150 off the Pixel 6, which Google launched final October, the Pixel 6a sacrifices its reminiscence, display screen, digicam, and charging performance. It goes from the Pixel 6’s 6.4-inch 90Hz display screen down to six.1-inches and 60Hz with practically the identical FHD decision. The always-on performance and HDR with 24-bit colour depth stay.
The Pixel 6a cuts reminiscence all the way down to 6GB from the 6’s 8GB and the 6 Pro’s 12GB. The cheaper mannequin additionally solely presents one storage tier — 128GB. Although the cellphone retains the identical entrance digicam as its brethren, its rear digicam goes from 50 megapixels to 12MP. It additionally loses the laser detect autofocus sensor, optical picture stabilization, the telephoto digicam, and the movement mode.
In change, Google’s price range cellphone makes financial savings in battery life and value. Battery-saving mode lasts the 6a thrice so long as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, although it loses the wi-fi charging characteristic.
However, the Pixel 6 sequence’ headline characteristic — the Tensor SoC — is unchanged within the budget-minded gadget. It presents the identical machine studying enhancements for rapidly composing messages, transcribing speech, modifying pictures, and extra.
Pixel 6a pre-orders open on July 21, beginning at simply $449. The cellphone ships to clients and shops on July 28.