Google had the first day of its annual developer conference on May 11, 2022. This year’s I/O is being streamed live from Shoreline Amphitheatre, California. At this event, the company announced a bunch of new products (like the Pixel 6a) and a few services. Some of them are finished and ready to ship, while the others offer a window to the cutting-edge tech the company is currently working on.
As already expected, Google debuted the Pixel 6a, a new addition to its Pixel smartphone portfolio. We already have a bit of an idea of what to expect with the Pixel 6a specifications thanks to a deluge of leaks and rumors. Let’s see how right those rumors and renders were.
Google has launched the Pixel 6a with a 6.1-inch FHD+ 60Hz AMOLED display, in-screen fingerprint scanner, Android 12 software (minimum 5 years of security updates), Google Tensor SoC, 6GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB UFS 3.1 storage, 12.2+12MP rear camera setup, 4K30FPS video recording, an 8MP selfie camera, stereo speakers, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 5G, and a 4306mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Pixel 6a camera features Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Face Unblur options.
We’re so thrilled to announce that the Pixel 6a is coming to India later this year— Google India (@GoogleIndia) May 11, 2022
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The Pixel 6a will be up for pre-order in the US from July 21 through Googlestore.com. It is priced at $449 (~₹34,730). It has been announced for the Indian and Japanese market also at the time of writing this. More markets and availability details may be divulged later.
Pixel Watch and Pixel 7
Google has revealed that the Pixel 7 series is coming this fall and showed off its design. They will ship with Android 13 and the next generation of Tensor SoC.
The Pixel Buds Pro comes with a bean-shaped design, a new custom 6-core audio processor with a neural processing engine, Active Noise Cancelation, 7 hours of battery life with ANC on, Bluetooth multipoint connectivity, and spatial audio with Pixel phones.
Google has priced the Pixel Buds Pro at $199 (~₹15,392), and preorder begins from July 21, 2022.
Pixel Tablet will also be powered by Tensor SoC.
The company has also teased the Pixel 7 series, the Pixel Watch, and the Pixel Tablet. While the former two are launching this fall, the tab will come in 2023.
Other key Google I/O announcements include the addition of 24 new languages to Google Translate, Flyover view in Google Maps, automated TL;DR for Google Docs, better lighting and imagery on Google Meet, auto-translated transcriptions for YouTube, Multisearch Near Me, and Scene Exploration on Google Search, Look and Talk on Google Assistant, and the all-new Google Wallet with Digital IDs.
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|Release Date:||21 Jul 2022|
|Variant:||128 GB/6 GB RAM|