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Pixel 6a: More of what you want for less than you expect

Our latest A-series phone, Google Pixel 6a, gives you more of what you want — for less than you’d expect. Pixel 6a is packed with the same powerful brains, Google Tensor, and many of the must-have features as our premium phones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro — at a lower price of $599.

Designed with you in mind

Pixel 6a borrows many of the same design elements from Pixel 6 — including the iconic camera bar — along with a metal frame that is durable by design. You’ll also get the updated Material You design UX that lets you personalize the look and feel of your phone, making it truly yours. Show off your colorful side and coordinate your aesthetic with one of three phone colors available in Canada: Chalk, Charcoal and Sage.

For added protection and even more color options, pick out one of the cases made specifically for Pixel 6a — they're translucent and can be mixed and matched to create unique color combos. You’ll also have your choice of cases from our Made for Google partners.

Fully loaded with the features you love

From exceptional camera features to speech recognition to security you can trust, many of your favorite features from Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be joining the party — thanks to Google Tensor. Here’s a look at some of them.

Pixel 6a helps capture your most important moments with a Camera Bar that includes dual rear cameras: a main lens and an ultrawide lens. So rest assured you can capture the whole scene. As for the selfie camera on Pixel 6a, it’s the same great camera as Pixel 6.

The Pixel Camera is built to be versatile and adapt to your needs, and you’ll see some of those features and technologies on Pixel 6a — from Real Tone, which authentically represents all skin tones to Night Sight, which makes low-light photography a breeze. You’ll also see Magic Eraser in Google Photos, which makes distractions disappear. And good news, we’ve enhanced Magic Eraser so you can also change the color of distracting objects in your photo. In just a few taps, the object’s colors and shading blend in naturally. So the focus is on the subjects — where it should be.

Pixel 6a comes with the same highly accurate speech recognition as Pixel 6 Pro. That includes features like Recorder, Live Caption and Live Translate.

Pixel 6a is your personal translator with Live Translate.

With Live Translate, you’ll have a personal translator wherever you go! Find more details and availability here.

The power and safety of Google Tensor

You’ll get the full hardware and software experience you’d expect with Google Tensor without compromising on battery life. Pixel 6a comes with an all-day battery that can last up to 72 hours when in the Extreme Battery Saver mode — a first for Pixel phones1. With Google Tensor, Pixel 6a shares the same security architecture as Pixel 6 Pro, including our dedicated security chip Titan M2 that gives you the peace of mind that your sensitive data is safe.

With this common hardware platform across our latest phones, Pixel 6a will receive five years of security updates from when the device first becomes available on GoogleStore.com in the U.S., just like Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Plus, Pixel 6a comes with Feature Drops so you get the latest and greatest features and updates. And as with other Pixel devices, Pixel 6a will be among the first Android devices to receive the upcoming Android 13 update.

In Canada, Pixel 6a will be available for pre-order starting at $599 on July 21 and on shelves on July 28. Find out what countries Pixel 6a will be available in, and sign up for product updates.

1 - For “all day” claim: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of other features. Average battery life during testing was approximately 29 hours. Battery testing conducted using Sub-6 GHz non-standalone 5G (ENDC) connectivity. For “up to 72 hour” claim: Estimated battery life based on testing using a median Pixel user battery usage profile across a mix of talk, data, standby, and use of limited other features that are default in Extreme Battery Saver mode (which disables various features including 5G connectivity). Battery testing conducted on a major carrier network. Battery testing conducted in California in early 2022 on pre-production hardware and software using default settings, except that, for the “up to 72 hour” claim only, Extreme Battery Saver mode was enabled. Battery life depends upon many factors and usage of certain features will decrease battery life. Actual battery life may be lower.