Google Pixel 6a will get the same Tensor chip as the Pixel 6
But the camera won't be the same
A couple of days ago, we got to see the design of Google Pixel 6a as the high-quality renders of the phone surfaced online. In that article, we said that there is no information on what chipset this phone is coming with, so either it is going to be the Google silicon or the Snapdragon chip. But now, a report by 9To5Google reveals some details about the Pixel 6a, such as the chipset & the camera specifications.
So, as the title of this post says, the Pixel 6a is getting the same chip as the Pixel 6. So, no Google Tensor Lite or anything like that for the budget pixel of next year as it is getting the flagship Google Tensor chip. Also, as we know already, the design of the 6a is also the same as the 6 with that two-tone look on the back and a camera bar with a dual-camera setup in it. But, when it comes to the camera specs, those are not the same, at least the primary camera is different.
Instead of a 50 Megapixel sensor for the primary shooter, Google Pixel 6a is getting the old 12.2 Megapixel Sony IMX363 sensor. This is the same camera sensor that we saw in Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and the Pixel 5a.
Along with this, there is a 12 Megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor for ultrawide photos, and this one is the same camera sensor that’s present on the Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro. On the front, the Pixel 6a has an 8 Megapixel Sony IMX355 sensor, the same sensor as on the vanilla Pixel 6.
Well, since Pixel 6 starts at $599, we can expect the Google Pixel 6a to launch next year for around $499. So at that price, you will be getting the same flagship performance as the Pixel 6 & 6 Pro, the same design, the same software experience & almost the same camera performance as well.