Pixel 6 and 6 Pro came with some interesting hardware but apparently, not everything impressed the users. For example, the fingerprint sensor in both devices caused major disappointment among consumers. Many complained that the on-screen fingerprint sensor does not work well and that it is slow and inaccurate. Now it is reported that Google wants to fix its mistakes and might introduce the upcoming Pixel 6a with a new and improved fingerprint sensor.
The California tech giant had tried to fix the fingerprint sensors in the previous Pixel 6 with software updates, but that hardly made any difference. There have also been rumors that Google is even going to bring Face Unlock in the Pixel 6 Pro to meet the security needs of the users.
As for the Pixel 6a, Google won’t use the same in-display sensor as the Pixel 6 series, said Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president of devices and services, in an interview with Android Central. It’s yet to be seen whether the new sensor will be better or the same as the previous one.
Pixel 6a is expected to be released on July 28. We have a good idea about the specifications of the smartphone. let’s check it out.
Google Pixel 6a Specifications (Expected)
The Pixel 6a is very similar to the Pixel 6 in terms of design. The smartphone features a 6.1-inch display and has a 60Hz refresh rate. It’s protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The downgraded features help to cut the cost.
The handset is powered by the same Tensor chip paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. In terms of optics, the smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup on the back featuring a 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 wide-angle primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. While on the front, the device has an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls.
The smartphone is fueled by a 4,400mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging. Google Pixel 6a will land with only one storage variant and three color options namely Black, White, and Mint Green. It will come with a price tag of $449 and the pre-orders start on July 21.