Google announced the release date for the Pixel 6A and Buds Pro at its I/O conference in May. The “affordable and palm-friendly” smartphone and Google’s first wireless earbuds will launch on July 28. However, both the devices are available for preorder right now.
The Google Pixel 6A
The Pixel 6A sports a 6.1-inch OLED screen compared to the Pixel 6’s 6.4-inch one. Thus, it is “palm-friendly” for users with small hands or those who prefer a smaller handset. In addition, the design of the 6A is a combination of the Pixel 6 and the upcoming Pixel 7’s design. Also, some of its features are similar to Google’s costlier flagship phones. Therefore, the Pixel 6A possesses the same Tensor processor and offers the same Android software experience as other Pixel phones.
However, the camera hardware isn’t up to the mark due to the lower price. But, Google claims the Pixel 6A will still produce outstanding images compared to other handsets in the same price range. The Pixel 6A sports two rear cameras – a primary 12.2MP camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens with a 114-degree field of view. And it features an 8MP selfie shooter. Here’s where customers can preorder the Google Pixel 6A –
- Google Store, Amazon, and Best Buy – Pixel 6A with 128GB storage at $449.99 (unlocked) in three colors – sage green, chalk white, and charcoal black.
- The Google Store – Customers can trade in an older Pixel version (3A, 4, and 4A) for up to $300. In addition, they will even get a free pair of Pixel Buds A earbuds ($99) when preordering from here.
- Verizon – It will cost customers $50 more overall. But, they will receive support for Verizon’s 5G ultra wideband with monthly payment starting at $13.88/month for 36 months. Hence, customers can get the phone for free with an eligible Unlimited plan if they intend to activate a new line. Or, they can upgrade to a better plan and get a $100 discount.
The Pixel Buds Pro
Google’s first wireless buds feature active noise cancellation. In addition, they have multipoint connectivity. Thus, they can automatically switch between users’ last two connected Bluetooth devices (like laptops, TVs, Android, or iOS phones). Besides, Google claims it will add support for spatial audio later this year to the Buds Pro.
Additionally, the Pixel Buds Pro is water-resistant (IPX4) and has support for Google Assistant. Plus, it comes with swappable ear tips for a custom and comfortable fit. Google claims that t can charge wirelessly and offers up to 11 hours of listening time. And seven hours of listening time when the active noise cancellation feature is enabled. Here’s where customers can preorder the Buds Pro –
- Google Store, B&H Photo, and Best Buy – It will cost $199.99 and is available in four colors – coral, lemongrass, fog, and charcoal.
- Verizon – By preordering the Pixel 6A and Buds Pro from Verizon together, customers can get a $100 discount on the earbuds.