Now that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are out, it looks like the company’s next phone will be the available Pixel 6-series variant – the Pixel 6A. Now, new phone leaks have revealed the design and a couple of major changes that have long been awaited in the Pixel A series phones.
The leaks come from Steve McFly (@OnLeaks) and 91mobiles and show a phone that looks exactly like the standard Pixel 6. The Pixel 5a’s square camera island has now been replaced with a Pixel 6-style camera strip.
– Steve H. McFly (@OnLeaks) 20 November 2021
Two camera sensors can be seen on this panel, which can include a primary sensor and an ultra-wide sensor. Also on the right side of the panel is the LED flash module.
More importantly, the rear-facing fingerprint scanner, long a core feature on the A-Series, has now been replaced with an on-screen fingerprint scanner in the Pixel 6A, according to leaks. This leaves the back of the phone with just the “G” logo and camera strip.
In front, we see a thin bezel on three sides and a small chin at the bottom. There is also a center-aligned perforated camera. The Pixel 6A will also appear to be the first A-series phone to lack a 3.5mm headphone port.
There is also speculation that the Pixel 6A is powered by a Google Tensor chip, although this has not been confirmed at this time. It will be interesting to see how the phone uses the same chip as the Pixel 6, and if so, we’ll likely see cut corners in other areas. More information by phone will appear online as we get closer to launch.