Disappointing Google Pixel 6a gets a 12MP main camera downgrade

Google Pixel 6a
(Image credit: Google)

Google has confirmed the Pixel 6a smartphone, which will be available in July. Happily, the new mid-range phone will inherit many of the features we see on the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro, but sadly this doesn’t stretch to the camera system.

Rather than the 50MP sensor seen in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the Google Pixel 6a camera has a12.2MP f/1.7 main camera, as seen in the Pixel 5, Pixel 5A, Pixel 4 and Pixel 3 – it’s almost retro. The Pixel 6a’s main camera is joined by a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and the camera disappointment sadly continues in the 8MP front-facing selfie camera.  

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of 5GRadar.com - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.