While the mid-sized Pixel 6a won’t be released until July 28 (pre-orders start July 21), an official unboxing video has been discovered at reddit
and was posted by Google Retail Training France. The video has since been removed from the social media site, although we were able to find it at Streamable.com
† The most scrutinized part of the video (which has been analyzed in detail as if it were footage from the Zapruder movie) is when the fingerprint scanner under the screen is used.
After all the complaints about the lagging fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google CEO Rick Osterloh confirmed a week ago that: the mid-range Pixel 6a uses a different biometric sensor than the one on the more expensive flagship models. And in the video, the sensor seems to be working fast enough. The unboxing video was originally filmed by Google Retail Training France.
The mid-range Pixel 6a is offered in three colors.
With June’s Pixel Quarterly Feature Drop coming on Monday the sixth, there are rumors that Google is dropping the big one for the Pixel 6 Pro. By “the big one,” we mean Face Unlock that allows Pixel 6 Pro users to unlock their devices without having to struggle with the fingerprint sensor below the screen. Even if Face Unlock doesn’t show up during the next feature drop, those testing Android 13 beta 2 will be reports big improvements when it comes to the fingerprint scanners on the Pixel 6 line.
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The video shows the Pixel 6a’s Sage and Charcoal colors, and a third color, Chalk, is also coming. The phone has a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen refreshes at 60 Hz (60 times per second). It is equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The same Google Tensor chipset used on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro resides under the hood of the Pixel 6a.
Google is bringing back a 12.2 MP camera sensor for the rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture. An 8MP camera sensor drives the front-facing selfie punch hole and the battery (4306 mAh minimum) delivers up to 24 hours of use. The extreme battery saver lets you stop certain apps from running in the background, giving users a whopping 72 hours of battery life.
The Pixel 6a is priced from $449 or $18.71 per month for 24 months.