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Google Pixel 6a: Official unboxing video arrives ahead of schedule showing new fingerprint sensor and no power brick

The Pixel 6a and its new fingerprint scanner. (Image source: Google France)
The Pixel 6a and its new fingerprint scanner. (Image source: Google France)
Google's French subsidiary has showcased the Pixel 6a, a handset that will not start shipping until July. While Google France has since taken down its video, its contents remain watchable elsewhere. Not only does the video highlight the Pixel 6a, but also its new fingerprint scanner.

Google France has lifted the lid on the Pixel 6a, over two months before the device will begin shipping. In a now private video, the subsidiary unboxed the Pixel 6a, confirming that it also will no longer ship with a power brick. For reference, Google stopped including power bricks last year with its flagship smartphones, but the Pixel 5a still shipped with one. Instead, Google France confirms that the Pixel 6a come with a USB Type-C cable, a Type-A to Type-C adapter, a SIM tool and various literature.

Additionally, Google France has highlighted the speed of the Pixel 6a's fingerprint scanner, a bone of contention with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. As we discussed earlier this month, Google has equipped the Pixel 6a with a newer fingerprint scanner than those it includes in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. While the video below does not elaborate on what changes Google has made, the sensor reacts quickly and authenticates a registered fingerprint without any issues.

Moreover, Google France details the Pixel 6a's other features, including IP67 water and dust resistance, plus its twin rear-facing cameras. Incidentally, Google has also equipped the Pixel 6a with a first-generation Google Tensor chipset, a 6.1-inch OLED display running at 1080p and its in-house Titan M2 security chip. Google will only offer the Pixel 6a with 128 GB of storage though, unlike the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-23 (Update: 2022-05-23)