Google Pixel 6a is to get Tensor SoC, 12.2 megapixel Sony IMX363 primary rear sensor


The Google Pixel 6a is rumored to be in development and a new report suggests some key specs of the upcoming mid-range smartphone. It will reportedly get the same tensor SoC as the recently launched vanilla Google Pixel 6. The report also mentions the cameras that the Google Pixel 6a will offer. Its rear-view camera module is slated to get the same design as the Google Pixel 6, as seen in some renders shared earlier this week. Google Pixel 6a will succeed the Google Pixel 5a 5G and may launch in India.

According to a report by 9to5Google, the upcoming mid-range smartphone from Google – Google Pixel 6a – will be powered by the Google Tensor GS101 SoC, which is located under the hood of the Google Pixel 6. It is speculated that the smartphone will like flagship features. Get Google Assistant voice input, live HDR, and translations on the device.

In addition, the report suggests that the upcoming Pixel 6a’s dual rear camera will get a 12.2-megapixel IMX363 sensor from Sony, which has been used in every Google smartphone from the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 5a 5G.

If so, it will change the trend that the Pixel A-Series has been following so far. All smartphones in the Pixel A series, starting with Pixel 3a, have the camera sensor from their respective flagship series. Google’s photographic capabilities are achieved through compensation through machine learning with features like Super Res Zoom.

The primary sensor is accompanied by a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor, which is speculated to also act as an ultra-wide-angle sensor. The report also mentions that the Google Pixel 6a will likely get the same 8-megapixel IMX355 sensor from Sony for the selfie camera.

Earlier this week, a report released some renders of Google’s upcoming smartphone. The renderings show a centrally placed hole punch cutout for the selfie camera in the 6.2-inch display. As already mentioned, the Pixel 6a is said to have a dual rear camera housed in an island – like the Vanilla Pixel 6. The report also says that Google’s upcoming mid-range smartphone is unlikely to be a 3.5mm smartphone either. Display will have headphone jack.


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