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Google Pixel 6a stars in hands-on video with comparisons drawn against the Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6a has already shown up in a third-party review on YouTube. (Image source: Fazli Halim)
The Pixel 6a has already shown up in a third-party review on YouTube. (Image source: Fazli Halim)
Somehow, early Pixel 6a retail models have already been sold on Facebook Marketplace, over a month before the smartphone's official release. Subsequently, one of these early units has emerged in a hands-on video, in which the YouTuber compares it against the Pixel 6 Pro.

Another hands-on video with the Pixel 6a has appeared online, a few weeks after Google France shared an unboxing video on YouTube. This time, Fazli Halim, a Malaysian YouTuber, has uploaded a video reviewing the Pixel 6a, embedded below. Seemingly, Halim was able to source one of the units that sold on Facebook Marketplace earlier this month.

For reference, Halim only speaks Malay, although YouTube offers auto-translated captions into multiple languages. Still, Halim highlights that the Pixel 6a's camera housing does not protrude as much as the one Google includes on the Pixel 6 Pro, which includes a mixture of Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series cameras. Additionally, Halim's video confirms that Google's '3D thermoformed composite' back panel has a glossy finish that will be a bit of a fingerprint magnet. Google's favoured alloy frame of earlier Pixel smartphones returns too.

Incidentally, Halim showcases the device's under-display fingerprint scanner, supposedly new for the Pixel 6a. While the sensor seems relatively fast, it is unclear whether the unit shown is running pre-release or retail software. The Pixel 6a should be pre-orderable in multiple markets from July 21, after which official revies should land. It remains to be seen whether Google will begin shipping Pixel 6a pre-orders on July 28, though. 

(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)
(Image source: Fazli Halim)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06-14 (Update: 2022-06-14)