Google Pixel 6a phone might launch in May; likely to pack Tensor chipset

    Google is rumoured to launch a mid-range Pixel 6a later this year featuring the in-house Tensor chipset and less impressive camera hardware than the flagship Pixel 6 phones.
    By ANI
    | Updated on Jan 25 2022, 12:17 AM IST
    Apart from the Tensor chipset, Google Pixel 6a is said to share the same basic design as its more expensive siblings.
    Apart from the Tensor chipset, Google Pixel 6a is said to share the same basic design as its more expensive siblings. (REUTERS)
    Apart from the Tensor chipset, Google Pixel 6a is said to share the same basic design as its more expensive siblings.
    Apart from the Tensor chipset, Google Pixel 6a is said to share the same basic design as its more expensive siblings. (REUTERS)

    American tech giant Google is rumoured to launch a mid-range Pixel 6a later this year featuring the in-house Tensor chipset and less impressive camera hardware than the flagship Pixel 6 phones. As per GSM Arena, earlier rumours suggested that the device will not launch before August but well-known tipster Max Jambor thinks otherwise saying the device will be official come May.

    Past Pixel A-series phones like the 5a 5G and the 4a came in August so this would be quite the shift by Google.

    Apart from the Tensor chipset, Google Pixel 6a is said to share the same basic design as its more expensive siblings with a punch-hole screen on the front and a camera visor setup on the back.

    The phone will likely come with a 6.2-inch OLED screen while its dimensions are rumoured to come in at 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7mm.

    Its camera hardware will be less flashy, as expectations are of a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 main sensor, the same main camera as on the Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 5.

    It will be joined by a 12MP Sony IMX355 ultrawide shooter while the selfie cam is expected to come in at 8MP.

    The phone will also bring an in-display fingerprint scanner which would be a first in the Pixel A-series, as per GSM Arena.

    Google Pixel 3 new update fixes emergency calling bug

    (ANI): The Google Pixel 3 series users can now get rid of the emergency calling bug in the gadget as the company has rolled out a new update for the same.

    As per GSM Arena, the build number is SP1A.210812.016.A2 and is available for download to most users, including Verizon-locked ones.

    The patch itself is just 500KB big. After the update, users will be able to dial the emergency number- 911 without issues.

    Reportedly, Android 12 is the last major update for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL and this is likely the last update overall as Google made an announcement last November saying that users should expect the last patch coming in Q1 2022.

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