The company is expected to roll out one more Pixel 6 series device this year after the launch of the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro last year. This smartphone is expected to be called the Google Pixel 6 A and will be a more affordable version of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and will feature the in-house Tensor chipset.
According to Max Jambor, the Google Pixel 6 A is due to launch in May this year. The Pixel 3 was announced during the Google I O event in August 2021, while the Pixel 5 a 5 G was announced in August 2021, and the Pixel 4 was unveiled in August 2020. It's possible that Google will announce the Pixel 6 A during the I O event on May 16 this year.
According to reports, the Google Pixel 6 A should have a 6.2 inch screen, smaller than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Google Pixel 6 A is also expected to feature a rear camera setup with a 12.2 MP Sony IMX 363, a sensor that was first used on Pixel devices in 2018 with a 12.2 MP sensor.
The main camera on the Pixel 6 A is expected to be coupled with a 12 MP Sony IMX 386 ultrawide lens. On the front, there should be an 8 MP Sony IMX 355 shooter for selfies and video calls.
Like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the Google Pixel 6 A is expected to be powered by the Google Tensor GS 101 SoC. CAD renders of the Pixel 6 A reveal an OLED panel with a punch-hole design and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The rear design on the Pixel 6 A is predicted to be similar to what we have seen on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
The phone should have the same three-tone colour scheme as the Pixel 6 series devices and it should feature up to 8 GB of RAM. It should support Android 12 out of the box. Besides this, it is possible that the Pixel 6 A may be Google's first budget smartphone to not have a headphone jack.
The Google I O event this year should give us a look at the Pixel Watch.