Pixel 6a dummy highlights key design elements, including a prominent camera bump and no 3.5mm audio jack
Considering that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are still somewhat hot of the presses, it is a tad too early to talk about the 2022-bound Pixel 6a. Scattered leaks from across the internet have fed us scraps of information about what the affordable Pixel smartphone could have in store for us. An aluminium dummy of the smartphone has now shown up online, showcasing some of its key design elements.
Twitter leaker xleaks7 (David Kowalski) stumbled upon the model (via Fathom Bracelets) on YouTube. It appears to be based on earlier phone renders, highlighting its rear camera configuration, hole-punch selfie camera, under-display fingerprint sensor, and USB Type-C port. It also retains the prominent camera bump found on the Pixel 6 series. Unfortunately, there is no sign of the 3.5mm headphone jack meaning that you'll have to rely on clunky dongles or wireless alternatives.
We learned earlier that the Google Pixel 6a could be a hybrid between the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 5a. The former's influence is apparent in its design and camera layout. Its dual-camera array will consist of a 12.8MP primary sensor and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens. One report states that it could run a Snapdragon 778G, while another asserts that it could reuse the Pixel 6 series' Tensor SoC. The chances of using the latter are higher, as Google would be better off saving its Tensor stock for high-end devices.