Google began taking pre-orders for the Pixel 6a yesterday, with official gross sales scheduled to start on July 28. The Pixel 6a was introduced again in Could, and it represents an fascinating departure for the “a” line, in that it makes use of the identical Tensor SoC because the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional, whereas nonetheless being cheaper than each of these.
In the event you’ve ever wished to peek inside a Pixel 6a, immediately’s your fortunate day, as YouTube channel PBK Opinions has accomplished simply that, on video, to your viewing pleasure. It is a step-by-step teardown of the brand new telephone, revealing all of its insides.
It does begin off with a fairly dangerous shock, which is that the unit in query shipped with the digital camera lens bezel and the again plate scratched and scuffed. The display was fortunately fantastic, because it’s protected by a paper sheet, however that is clearly a fairly extreme high quality management challenge on the manufacturing unit.
Anyway, step one of the disassembly is display elimination, which reveals that the fingerprint sensor is hooked up to the show panel. There’s a big piece of graphite contained in the Pixel 6a for warmth switch, and prying the battery off is less complicated than for different Pixels. After that it is all the way down to taking off the primary board, with the USB-C port being soldered onto it, making repairs troublesome. The excellent news for followers of mid-range smartphones is that this one has an precise proximity sensor. Be certain that to look at the video above to get all the main points and features which led to it receiving a 7/10 repairability rating.