Pixel 6a price expectation pits the upcoming Google smartphone against the Samsung Galaxy A53
A leaker has claimed that the Google Pixel 6a “is expected to start at a similar price to the Samsung Galaxy A53”. While the source has been unclear in regard to which market, the Galaxy A53 is currently available for pre-order for US$449.99 in the US and £399 in the UK. If accurate, this would place the Pixel 6a at basically the same price point as the Google Pixel 5a’s US launch price. This would be an aggressive pricing strategy from Google and should certainly help the Pixel 6a make a big splash in a crowded market.
The same tipster has offered up potential pros and cons of the potential Pixel 6a vs. Galaxy A53 face-off. Apparently, the Samsung smartphone would appeal to those who cared more about the display, battery life, charging speeds, and software support while the Google phone would have the edge in regard to camera equipment and chipset. The Galaxy A53 sports a 6.5-in Super AMOLED against the Pixel 6a’s expected 6.2-in AMOLED, and the latter supposedly has a slightly smaller screen-to-body ratio (85.4% vs. 84.9%).
A lot will be expected from the camera system of the Google Pixel 6a, which will be based more on the software features rather than the raw and somewhat meaningless MP count. The A53 only has a slightly bigger battery (5,000-mAh vs. 4,800-mAh), and GSMArena disagrees with the source here by stating that the Pixel 6a offers likely faster charging with 30 W support compared to 25 W for the Samsung device. As for the processor, there is evidence that the Google phone will feature the company’s custom Tensor SoC, which has shown much stronger results on Geekbench than the Galaxy A53’s Exynos 1280 chip.
Pixel 6a is expected to start at a similar price to the Galaxy A53 5g— Anthony (@TheGalox_) March 22, 2022
A53 has a better display, bigger battery, faster charging and longer software support
Pixel 6a will have better cameras & a better processor pic.twitter.com/NifNunvQch