Google has started the rollout of the latest software update to its Pixel 6, Pixel 6a and Pixel 6 Pro phones. The March feature drop for the Pixel 6 series brings improvements and bug fixes. It also allows the devices to connect to Jio’s and Airtel’s 5G networks in India.More Google Pixel 6a News
Google's Pixel line of smartphones never really took off in India. Prior to the recently launched Pixel 6a, the last smartphone to reach India was back in 2020, which was the budget Pixel 4a. Prior to that, there was a massive gap with the last devices being the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL, which were launched in India back in 2018. Therefore, customers in India who wanted Google's premium Pixel smartphones never got anything beyond the Pixel 3 series.
The Pixel 6a is a big upgrade and a step up from the Pixel 4a, which was Google’s last smartphone to make it to India. It packs in plenty of upgrades over the previous model but also a higher price tag.
Its design utilises glass for the display and a plastic panel for the rear, both of which are held together by an aluminium frame. While it feels solid, it's far from premium since the plastic panel is a massive smudge and dust magnet.
Software performance does not feel as fluid because of its 60Hz refresh rate display, but you do get the latest and greatest from Google which is Android 13 with no added bloatware.
Camera performance in all kinds of lighting conditions is top-notch, but video quality seems a bit lacking. Battery life is good for a day’s worth of use but charging is quite slow.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Google Pixel 6a (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Charcoal||₹ 31,999|
|Google Pixel 6a (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Chalk||₹ 31,999|
Google Pixel 6a price in India starts from ₹ 31,999. The lowest price of Google Pixel 6a is ₹ 31,999 at Flipkart on 25th March 2023.
|Price in India||₹31,999|
|Release date||12th May 2022|
|Launched in India||No|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4410|
|Colours||Chalk, Charcoal, Sage|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Screen size (inches)||6.10|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Google Tensor|
|Rear camera||12.2-megapixel (f/1.7) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|No. of Rear Cameras||2|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|No. of Front Cameras||1|
|Operating system||Android 13|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 ax|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.20|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|