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Leaked images of the Google Pixel 6A give consumers a glimpse at what the midrange device may look like

Google Pixel 6A

According to leaked images, Google Pixel 6A looks like a more compact device and has no headphone jack. 

Considering just how much consumers liked the Pixel 5A when it was released halfway through 2021, smartphone users have high hopes for the next budget Pixel device. 

Trusted leaker Steve Hammerstofer, aka OnLeaks, leaked images of Google Pixel 6A, which offer an overview of what the mid-range device looks like and can tech-savvies a little bit regarding what they can expect from the new device. 

A glimpse at what Pixel 6A may look like 

According to the leaked images, the tech community concluded that it looks almost identical to the standard Pixel 6. More precisely, the device seems to feature the same black cameras strip on its rear that includes two cameras and a flash, plus a hole-punch selfie camera on the front. At the bottom, the device seems to have a USB-C port along with its speaker and a microphone. 

If you take a look at the outside of the device, it seems like there’s no fingerprint sensor which might mean that the scanner is placed beneath the screen, which is another similar feature that Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have. According to the leaked images, the volume rocker and the power buttons are expected to be on the right side of the frame. 

Now, what’s surprising is what seems to be the absence of a headphone jack. If the leaked images are accurate, Google’s new mid-range device appears to have no headphone jack. This will make it the first Pixel device to come without a headphone jack, considering that all Pixel 5A, Pixel 4A, and Pixel 3A all had one. 

Another new feature discovered about the device in the leaked images is that it also seems to be more compact than its predecessors, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Pixel 6A is expected to measure just 152.2 x 71.8. x 8.7mm and have a 6.2-inch display. This is significantly smaller compared to the size of Pixel 6, for example, which measures 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm and has a 6.4-inch display. 

Specifications expected 

The tech community can only guess what Google Pixel 6A will feature in terms of specifications. Considering that the 5A device, released in August, featured some pretty modest specifications like Snapdragon 765G and 12MP+16MP rear cameras, tech-savvies are expecting to see the 6A device with some improvements. 

Another expected specification that the tech community is talking about is the internal storage of the Pixel 6A device. It is expected for the new mid-range device to have 6GB or 8GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage. 

There is still no rumor related to the release date for Pixel 6A, and it isn’t easy to make a guess on this one, considering that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro just made it to the market last month in October. So, it is expected that the tech community will have to wait a while to see some official images of Pixel 6A and hear about an official release date. 

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