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Google Pixel 6a could arrive in May, according to unofficial leak

Google Pixel 6a could arrive in May: OnLeaks / 91Mobiles
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It looks like the excellently received Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro will soon be joined by a more affordable version of the flagship. According to leaker, Max Jambor (opens in new tab), who has a reliable track record, we will see the Google Pixel 6a in May this year. Although this is slightly earlier than normal, it does make sense as it’s around the same time as we expect the Google IO 2022 event, although we are waiting on the official announcement. 

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Indeed, tipster Jon Prosser (opens in new tab), has put Thursday May 26th forward as the set date for the Pixel Watch to be launched, over a year since it was first leaked, so it’s a good guess that both the Pixel Watch and Pixel 6a will be released together at Google’s annual event. 

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Google Pixel 6a: Everything we know to date 

There have already been leaks about the Pixel 6a, which enable us to build up a decent picture of the more affordable Google phone. Happily, it’s said the 6a will look identical to it’s big brother, the Pixel 6. 

According to 9to5Google (opens in new tab)’s investigations the Pixel 6a will have the same Google Tensor GS101 chipset as the Pixel 6, which means the new phone would inherit all the features available only to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which include Live Translation and Google Assistant voice typing.  

The Pixel 6a, which is expected to have 5G on board, is also rumoured to come with a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. It’s said to come without the headphone jack (opens in new tab), so users would have to use wireless audio or use an adaptor. 

Disappointingly, although it’s expected that the Pixel 6a will come with the same horizontal camera strip seen on the Pixel 6 line-up, the rear camera will be downgraded to the same setup as we saw on the Google Pixel 5a. 

We’re excited to see what Google price the Pixel 6a at – the company has a strong track record of making their ‘a’ series affordable and this will be critical to sales in today’s competitive phone market. 

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Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com (opens in new tab), 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.