The claim was based on a new mock-up published by renowned tipster xleaks7 via Twitter in collaboration with Fathombracelets.
Techstory also picked up the story further confirming what to expect in terms of the look and feel of the device.
Just like the current Pixel 6 series, there will be a horizontal camera bar at the back of the device based on the dummy.
In terms of the camera hardware, we expect the device to sport a dual rear camera system and an LED flashlight with Google’s emblem placed at the back of the device as usual.
As for the front of the device, Google may also stick with the hole-punch camera cut-out like the current models with the device’s fingerprint scanner being placed beneath the display hence OLED panel.
It’s 2021 and the charging port will certainly be USB-C with two speaker grills while the volume keys and power button will be placed on one side of the device.
It’s basically a Pixel 6 in every sense but trimmed down in terms of components and of course, price tag.
Even though nothing yet is official about the device, recent rumors have it that the device will sport a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor while sporting another 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor as its secondary camera while the front-facing selfie camera will be an 8MP Sony IMX355 sensor.
Even though the numbers might not be super loud compared to others, the size of the camera pixels doesn’t have anything to do with the camera output.
Most of the time, it’s the software that gets the job done and Google is great at making good software which is why the Pixel phones all have better camera output.
Also, the device could sport Google’s Tensor chipset even though rumors say Google may opt for a Snapdragon 778G.
As for the release date, the Google Pixel 6a is expected to make its debut by the Q1 of 2022 even though we don’t have a precise date yet.