Google Pixel 6a will use Tensor SoC, camera module will be degraded

Google has released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro this year, both of which have adopted the self-developed Tensor SoC, replacing the Qualcomm solution that has been used in the past. However, these two high-end models are not all of Google’s Pixel 6 series. Later, Google will launch Pixel 6a for the mainstream market to cater to the needs of more users.
According to a report by 9to5Google, it is found through APK unpacking that Pixel 6a will still use Google’s self-developed Tensor SoC and be equipped with the Android 12 system. Tensor SoC uses a three-cluster design in the CPU part, which includes two Cortex-X1 super-large cores, is equipped with Mali G78 GPU, is equipped with a TPU for AI computing, and integrates Titan M2 security chip, manufactured using Samsung 5nm process. Google will simplify the camera configuration of the Pixel 6a. The rear camera will use the 12.2MP IMX363 main camera (same as Pixel 5a) and the 12MP IMX386 ultra-wide-angle secondary camera. The front camera will be the 8MP IMX355. Although Google’s algorithm is very helpful for image quality, the reduction of camera specifications will always affect the quality of pictures.

The previously exposed Pixel 6a rendering shows that the appearance of the Pixel 6a will continue to carry on the rear camera bar or “visor” design of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but it will be smaller than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. It is said to have a size of 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7 mm, a 6.2-inch OLED screen, and an in-screen fingerprint unlocking scheme. Pixel 6a is likely to also cancel the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is different from the previous Pixel a series models.