The first day of Google I/O 2022 has been an event full day. The California giant at its annual developer conference not just previewed Android 13 features, it made a handful of product announcements including Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro. Here are details of both these products:
Google Pixel 6a specs, features
The Pixel 6a houses a 6.1-inch FHD+ 60Hz AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The OLED screen will have a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection layer.
Like Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, the 6a is also driven by octa-core Google Tensor SoC coupled with a Titan M2 security coprocessor, 6GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Pixel 6a comes running on Android 12 out of the box and Google guarantees 5 years of security updates.
As for optics, Google has packed it with a 12.2+12MP rear camera setup offering camera features such as camera features Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Face Unblur options. Google has saved costs in terms of camera sensors without compromising much in terms of image quality. It has used it’s trusted and optimized Sony IMX363 which we saw in every Google phone from Pixel 3 to Pixel 5a 5G. It is also capable of recording 4K30FPS video recording.
Upfront, the Google Pixel 6a includes an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video chats. It can also record videos in up to 1080p@30fps resolution. Apart from an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Google Pixel 6a also includes sensors like an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The phone is backed by a 4,410mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging.
Google Pixel 6a pricing, availability
The Pixel 6a pre-orders start from July 21 in the US but Indian availability details are yet to be announced. But we do know it is coming to India and Japan soon. Google has priced the Pixel 6a at $449 (~₹34,730). Official Pixel 6a India price to be announced closer to India launch.
Google Pixel Buds Pro specs, features
The Pixel Buds Pro, launched at I/O 2022, are Google’s counter to Apple AirPods Pro. The most premium Google Buds to the day comes with several enhancements including a dedicated sensor that measures ear canal pressure to ensure a comfortable fit. The Buds Pro comes with a new custom 6-core audio processor with a neural processing engine that handles all the workload while delivering the best possible Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
The Pixel Buds Pro offers up to 11 hours of battery life or 7 hours with ANC turned on, as per Google claims. It also has Bluetooth multipoint connectivity, Fast Pair support, Google Assistant, and spatial audio.
Pixel Buds Pro price, availability
Google’s Pixel Buds Pro is priced at $199 for the US market which roughly translates to ₹15,392 in Indian currency. Its pre-orders start from July 21, 2022, in the US. When will the Pixel Buds become available in arrival in the Indian market? Well, it is yet to be revealed by the brand.