Google has finally decided to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from its affordable Pixel A series as the latest Pixel 6a does not. In the past, many types of smartphones have ridiculed Apple for taking off the headphone jack on iPhones.
However, now most smartphones and mid-premium range do not have a jack to push users to opt for wireless earbuds.
In the past, well-known tech giants like Samsung, Google, and OnePlus have made fun of Apple for its design decisions. However, some brands in the low price categories have borrowed a few design items for the iPhone to make their look even more attractive at an affordable price.
The practice of discarding the headphone jack was first initiated by Apple with the launch of the iPhone X. After that, several brands promoted their products, saying users would find sound on their smartphones.
Last year in August, when Google announced the Pixel 5a, it proposed the installation of a headphone jack.
It turned out that the search giant changed his mind and reopened the wireless route. Advanced Pixel phones already have this feature and the same has been done for the Pixel A series of affordable series.
Google has already confirmed that the Pixel 6a will be launched in India later this year, which suggests it will not be coming soon.
However, leaks have called for the Pixel 6a to arrive in July this year, which seems unlikely. The price of the Pixel 6a in India is expected to be around Rs 40,000.
According to your reference, the device was announced in the US for an initial price of $ 449, about Rs 35,000 in India when converted.
The new Pixel A-series phone features features such as a 6.1-inch OLED 60Hz HDR display, a 4,410mAh battery with 18W fast charging, dual rear camera settings, a Google home-made Tensor chipset, and more.
With these features, it looks like Google could have a hard time selling the Pixel 6a in India, considering the competition offers a lot less than Rs 40,000.
Since the device uses a new Google chip, it can turn on certain users, assuming it is not known how well it will perform over time compared to Snapdragon or Mediatek SoC.
The great thing about Pixel phones is that users will get long-term updates and the best software information. It will probably provide excellent camera information to users, which is something we have seen with older Pixel phones. Only time will tell how good the Pixel 6a will be in the Indian market.