The Google Pixel 6a goes on sale starting today, despite several challenges.
Today, Flipkart will begin offering Google’s eagerly anticipated mid-range smartphone. There haven’t been many changes to the discounts available since the Google Pixel 6a pre-orders started.
The company’s flagship Tensor chipset is still present in the Google Pixel 6a mid-range smartphone, but other design elements have been laid back. The smartphone has a polycarbonate back and the camera uses the same 12MP sensors as always. Google decided to remain with the conventional 60Hz despite the trend among Android handsets toward high refresh rate displays.
On Flipkart, the Google Pixel 6a is initially available for Rs 43,999. Customers with Axis Bank cards were given an immediate discount of Rs 4,000 during the pre-order event. However, this has been updated in the last few days and is currently Rs 2,000.
On full payment and EMI transactions, respectively, SBI credit cards can receive a 10% discount of up to Rs 750 and Rs 1,500.
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The gadget has a 6.1-inch Full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) OLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 60Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 6a has thin bezels, an under-display fingerprint scanner, and a punch-hole cutout in the centre of the display.
It comes in Charcoal and Chalk colors in India.
A 12.2MP (f/1.7) primary camera and a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens are included in the Google Pixel 6a’s dual rear camera configuration. It has an 8MP (f/2.0) front-facing selfie camera. It boasts a dual-tone design with a fully blacked-out camera bar on the back.
It is powered by an internal 4,410mAh battery that supports 18W charging and runs Android 12 on the inside.
The flagship Tensor chipset and the smartphone’s strong Android software compatibility are its only advantages over other competing brands.
Recently, it was revealed that the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6a has a serious security problem as well. It made it possible to use a fingerprint that wasn’t registered to unlock the smartphone. On this subject, Google has not yet released a statement.
Google should soon fix the gadgets because it is going back to India and will formally introduce after-sales assistance for the products. Only units in India have experienced the fingerprint scanner’s problem. If these are problems with the program, the vendor will release updates to solve them. Google ought to be changing them, though, if the issue is hardware-related.
Is the Pixel 6A the right choice?
Dedicated Pixel Series enthusiasts may want to hold off until there is more clarity and updates for the device. For everyone else, there are more suitable substitutes for cellphones that cost less than Rs 40,000 or Rs 50,000. These gadgets are assured to have higher refresh rates and greater build quality.