Google Pixel 6a is launched in India as the latest and only Pixel smartphone in the country. Here’s everything you need to know about the phone.
Google grabbed headlines early Thursday with its Pixel 6a announcement. After a long time, India is getting a new Pixel and that too on the same day as the rest of the world. The Pixel 6a is the most affordable variant of the flagship Pixel 6 launched last year and succeeds the dated Pixel 4a in India. Google revealed the price, the early bird offers, as well as the date of sale. If you were planning to take the Nothing Phone (1) or the iPhone SE 3, you just have another option to consider.
The Google Pixel 6a is available in a single variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage priced at Rs. 43,999. The sale will start from July 28 and you can pre-order the device from today . Unlike global markets, India only gets Charcoal (black) and Chalk (white) colors. As part of the offers, Axis Bank card users can get an instant rebate of ₹4,000, which effectively brings the price down to ₹39,999. Those with an older Pixel device are likely to get a trade-in discount of up to Rs. 6,000 on the phone too. Non-Pixel models will enjoy an exchange discount of Rs. 2000.
Along with the Pixel 6a, Google has also launched the Pixel Buds Pro priced at Rs. even a battery life of 7 hours (11 hours without ANC).
Google Pixel 6a at a glance
The Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The phone retains the trendy two-tone design of the Pixel 6 and even retains the glass-metal build. Google is launching its Tensor chip in India, which should offer comparable performance to Qualcomm’s current midrange chipset. The phone gets a 4410mAh battery, but Google doesn’t say if you get the charger in the box. The camera setup consists of a 12MP main camera and another 12MP ultra-wide camera on the back, while the selfie camera is an 8MP camera.