Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Pixel 6a gets a new fingerprint sensor and a broader roll out in 14 countries


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The Pixel 6a is shaping up to be one of the most promising Smartphone versions of the year. With a top-notch system on a chip and a $450 price tag, Google seems to be making a reliable swing at the iPhone SE. Since Thursday’s announcement, some additional details have surfaced that weren’t the keyword.

First, the Pixel 6a will be Google’s largest smartphone release ever, by a small margin. Remember that the Pixel 5a version was the Google version smaller Start, It is launched in only two countries, the United States and Japan. The Google Device Availability Support Page Updated Thursday, the Pixel 6a is back up to the usual 13 Pixel launch countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

But wait! There’s more: Google also says it will be Pixel 6a Coming to India Later this year, it will reach 14 countries. That’s a new record for powering Google’s relatively small handset (Apple and Samsung ship in more than 100 countries). India is an exotic choice as it is one of the most competitive global smartphone markets. Google will need to cut the price of the Pixel 6a significantly to be competitive there. We don’t know the India price yet, but check out the responses to the tweet ad filled with Indian consumers already pulling the phone at the supposed $450 and 60Hz “only”. It will be a tough battle.

The second part of the news comes from Android Centralwhich received confirmation from Google that the Pixel 6a will not use the same fingerprint sensor as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. some people I had a lot of problems with the Pixel 6’s fingerprint sensor, calling it slow and unreliable (although the version on our model looks good) and Google shipped Several patches attempt to address complaints. The hope is that the new fingerprint reader will be faster with more reliable performance.

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Overall, Google seems to be doing all the right steps with this phone. The final verdict will come when the phone launches in July.