Google’s Pixel 6-series has been absent from the Indian smartphone market. While there are unofficial ways to get your hands on a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro via Amazon or asking someone to bring you a unit from a different country, an official launch doesn’t seem to be on the cards. That could, however, change with the next Pixel device – the Pixel 6a.
Unlike the Pixel 5a, the Pixel 6a is expected to see a much wider release and one of the markets is expected to be India. Twitter tipster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) suggests that a new Google Pixel smartphone is “undergoing private testing in India.” “Though not entirely sure, there are chances that it could be the Google Pixel 6A,” the tweet adds.
The phone will be a much-awaited release for Pixel fans in the country, given there’s been no Google Pixel device launch in India since the Pixel 4a. While Google chose to skip the Pixel 4 in India, the Pixel 4a was released in the country. The phone was a well-received device, but in India’s competitive smartphone market, it has not seen the success enjoyed by other brands such as Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, OnePlus etc, who are all now playing in a similar price point. The Pixel 4a launched at Rs 29,999 in India.
Coming to the Pixel 6a, there have been plenty of leaks about the device. There’s also some expectation that it could be revealed at I/O, which takes place tomorrow. Still, the Google I/O event typically focuses on software, so hardware announcement is unlikely.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) May 9, 2022
Google Pixel 6a: What to expect
Just like the rest of the A-series, the Pixel 6a could be a mid-range phone. As per leaks, it will come with a 6.2-inch display, a centered hole punch cutout and a dual-camera setup on the back with two 12MP sensors. We may also see the device powered by the Tensor GS101 chipset. With the Pixel phones, Google puts a stress on experience and camera, and the same will continue with the Pixel 6a as well. The main interest will be around pricing should it eventually launch in India.