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Google Pixel 6A leaks show a smaller handset with no headphone jack

Google Pixel 6A leak
(Image credit: Steve Hemmerstoffer / 91Mobiles)

It may only be a month since the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were released but we’re already looking ahead to the launch of Google’s next mid-range handset with the first look at the Pixel 6A.

Leaked images first published by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks (opens in new tab) via 91Mobiles (opens in new tab)) show renders of the 6A looking practically identical to the Pixel 6, sharing notable design features such as the rear camera strip containing two cameras and a flash.

Google pixel 6a leak

(Image credit: Steve Hemmerstoffer / 91Mobiles)

The renders suggest several other similar features between the two ranges, including a two-tone aesthetic, a central hole-punch selfie camera, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

In a first for Google’s budget A-series, the 6A looks to have lost its headphone output jack. Like its Pixel 6 sibling, the bottom of the device appears to sport only a USB-C port alongside the microphone and speaker.

Size-wise the Pixel 6A differs from the Pixel 6 with a 6.2-inch display compared to the latter’s 6.4-inch screen. 91Mobiles (opens in new tab) reports that the handset's dimensions will be considerably smaller too, measuring just 152.2 x 71.8. x 8.7mm, whereas the standard model is more of a handful at 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm.

There’s no word yet on the expected release date of the Pixel 6A. The 4A and 5A both made August appearances, but 2022 could see the return to Google’s pre-pandemic spring launch announcements. As always, we’ll keep you updated with the latest news as it happens.

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Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre. Her mixing credits include productions at The National Theatre and in the West End, as well as original musicals composed by Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Guy Chambers, Howard Goodall and Dan Gillespie Sells.