Google Pixel 6a with Google Tensor SoC, camera details revealed in Google Camera APK teardown

Google Pixel 6a renders surfaced a few days back showing off the phone’s 6.2-inch flat OLED screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner, rear camera bar, similar to the Pixel 6, metal frame and a glass back. Now the specifications of the smartphone has surfaced in a Google Camera app. This shows the camera specs and the SoC details of the phone.

Even though the phone was expected to use the same 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor as the Pixel 6, the teardown reveals that it will use the 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor, which is the same camera sensor used in the Pixel 5a. However, it will retain the same 12MP secondary ultra-wide rear camera and the same 8MP front camera as the Pixel 6.

  • 12.2-megapixel IMX363 primary camera
  • 12-megapixel IMX386 ultra-wide camera
  • 8-megapixel IMX355 front-facing camera

The Pixel 6a will have the same Google Tensor GS101 chip as the Pixel 6, reveals the APK teardown, so the Pixel 6a might also get the features present in the Pixel 6 such as Google Assistant voice typing, Live HDR, and on-device translations.

Earlier rumours revealed 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7~10.4mm (including camera bump) dimensions for the phone making it slightly thicker than the 5a, so it could feature a bigger battery compared to the 4,680mAh battery in the Pixel 5a.

We will have to wait to know more details about the phone, including the launch countries. Since the specifications have surfaced, we can expect the Pixel 6a to be introduced soon.


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