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*UPDATED* Google Pixel 6A: pre order, release date & price

Google's new budget-friendly Pixel 6A is almost ready for launch - here's everything you need to know

Updated: Jul 22, 2022 2:09 pm
*UPDATED* Google Pixel 6A: pre order, release date & price

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Google is preparing to launch the new Pixel 6A, a budget-friendly version of the hugely popular Pixel 6 that hit shelves last year in October.

Google Pixel 6a pre orders have gone live today and eager buyers can snag themselves a pair of Pixel Buds A-Series when pre ordering the highly anticipated phone.

In this guide, we’ll be rounding up everything we know about the Google Pixel 6A, including pre orders, release dates, and price.

Pre order Google Pixel 6a from Best Buy.

The Google Pixel 6A will be the successor to last year’s Pixel 5A, offering up the brand’s latest Tensor chip at a more budget-friendly price point. It sits beneath the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – offering decent features but slightly parred down compared to the ‘full fat’ versions.

As per rumors, the Pixel 6A will offer up similar design traits as both the Pixel 5A and 6, including the characteristic camera bar that was hugely popular amongst fans of the phone.

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The Google Pixel 6A was initially unveiled at the Google IO 2022 keynote conference, where a spokesperson announced release dates, some specs, and what we can expect.

In this guide, we’ll be focusing on all of the above, including any breaking news on the new Pixel 6A ahead of its imminent release.

Google Pixel 6A close up

Google Pixel 6A: latest news

The highly anticipated Google Pixel 6A is set for release in the coming weeks, with eager fans of the brand being able to pre order the phone in around 10 days’ time.

With announcements on the new smartphone released almost daily, we’ll be using this section to keep you bang up to date with all the latest news and announcements.

22nd July, 2022: The Google Pixel 6A is now live to pre order. Google are giving consumers the opportunity to score a pair of free Pixel Buds A-series between the 22nd of July and the 1st of August.

13th July, 2022: The Google Pixel 6 flies off shelves as Amazon slashes price to $499 in Prime Day special. The set is currently sold out due to high demand.

12th July, 2022: Amazon Prime Day is now live, with big deals going live on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

11th July, 2022: As part of Amazon Prime Day, the Google Pixel 6 will fall to its lowest price ever. At $499, it will showcase superb value for money – arguably better than the Pixel 6A.

Google Pixel 6A release date

The Google Pixel 6A is set to hit shelves on the 28th of July, 2022. That’s around a month early than the official release date of the Google Pixel 5A – so don’t be too surprised if there are some small pushbacks.

That said, a budget-friendly version of the Pixel 6 would be perfectly placed in today’s market, so expect Google to try and launch this as soon as possible.

Google Pixel 6A trailer

For anyone that missed the official Google Pixel 6A unveiling trailer, check below to get a taste of what’s in store:

Pixel 6A trailer

Pixel 6A design trailer

Google Pixel 6A price

The Google Pixel 6A will hit shelves with a retail price of $449 / £399 / AU$ 749 – making it around $150 cheaper than the more premium Google Pixel 6 which launched last year for just shy of $600.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise as the Google Pixel 5A, the 6A’s predecessor, launched for the same price last year.

It also makes the middle-end of the price spectrum incredibly competitive, especially when considering just how many great phones reside in the $400-$500 spectrum.

Google Pixel 6A pre order & bonuses

*Latest* – Official Pre orders for the Google Pixel 6A have gone live today, July 21st, 2022.

You’ll be able to snag yourself a pair of Pixel Buds A-series when pre ordering the highly anticipated phones between now and August 1st, 2022.

These dates only seem to apply to the United States and Australia at this early stage – with no official information regarding UK and EU pre orders.

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At the time of writing this, there is no information available regarding the pre order bonuses on the Google Pixel 6A.

Of course, if last year is anything to go by, you’ll likely receive reward points, additional extras, and some upgrades for doing so.

We will be keeping this page bang up to date with all the latest Google Pixel 6A details as we near closer to the official release date.

Google Pixel 6a pre order time

If you’re in the UK, Europe, or Asia, you’ll be able to pre order the Google Pixel 6A right away.

That said, US customers will have to wait until 1 PM EST to pre order the device.

Google Pixel 6a specs

The Google Pixel 6a boasts a 6.1-inch OLED screen with1080 x 2400 resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. It also supports HDR.

The battery is good to last for around a day of use (4,410mAh)), with a charging speed of 30W.

Storage wise, you’ll be looking at 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage

What colours will the Google Pixel 6a come in?

The Google Pixel 6a comes in chalk, sage and charcoal.

Is the Google Pixel 6a waterproof?

Yes. According to L-com, an IP67 rating means it’s “Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15cm and 1m. Duration of test 30 minutes.”

What is the Google Pixel 6a camera?

The Google Pixel uses the same Google Tensor chip as previous models, so it’s not surprising the 6a will boast a fairly standard 12.2MP main camera.

For those after more hefty cameras, you may want to wait for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which will reportedly have 50MP cameras.

For as long as he can remember, Charlie has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens.

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