Latest Pixel 6a hands-on video reveals disappointing benchmark performance

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Google Pixel 6a pre-release unboxing videos show no sign of stopping. Google isn’t the best at monitoring unreleased products, and a while ago someone revealed in possession of the Pixel 7 Pro prototype all the secrets about Google’s next internal chip. Meanwhile, a Malaysian YouTuber has posted a new Pixel 6a video.
Although the Pixel 6a was unveiled in May, it will be released towards the end of next month. We already know that someone is selling the Pixel 6a in Malaysia, so it’s no wonder the two latest videos are from Malaysian content creators.
The video again shows the Pixel 6-inspired Pixel 6a design with a few changes such as a less protruding camera bar and a different cutout for the lenses. We also take a closer look at the budget phone’s 3D thermoformed composite plastic in the video, which the YouTuber believes is prone to scratches. Google’s premium phones, on the other hand, use Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the back. Google has also removed the audio jack on the new phone.
As 9to5Google notes, the phone appears to be running Android 12L with the April security patch, and it is likely to be updated to QPR3 soon after release. We also get to see the new in-display fingerprint sensor in the video and it seems pretty snappy.

Pixel 6a currently doesn’t seem to have the enhanced Magic Eraser feature

The Pixel 6a will apparently offer an improved version of the Magic Eraser object deletion feature, which should also require you to change the color of objects to make them blend seamlessly. The hands-on video indicates that the new functionality is not yet live.

The YouTuber also posted the device’s AnTuTu benchmark score. It got 703,376, which is far below the current top scorer ZTE nubia Red Magic 7, who scored 1,042,141 points. The Pixel 6 is 34th on the list with 725,210 points. A previous test had suggested that performance was comparable to the Pixel 6.

While the Tensor chip may not be the fastest SoC out there, it’s fast enough, and benchmarks don’t necessarily accurately reflect real-world performance anyway.

Other specs include a 6.1-inch FHD+ display with a 60Hz refresh rate, a 12.2MP main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, an 8MP front snapper, and a 4,410mAh battery. The phone costs $449 and this price tag could help one of the best budget flagships of the year.

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