Talk to most Android enthusiasts about their current causes of excitement, and odds are, the Pixel 6a won’t be high on the list.
It’s no wonder, really: The Pixel 6a — Google’s upcoming midrange phone model, which signs increasingly suggest should be landing around the time of the company’s I/O developers’ conference in May — will almost certainly just be a lower-end equivalent of the more premium Pixel 6 flagship that came out last fall.
And hey, the higher-end flagship phones are where all the truly exciting stuff happens — right? Especially at a time when pretty much every device-maker seems to be working on whiz-bang gizmos that bend, fold, and occasionally perform jaunty little jigs for your amusement, a decidedly mundane midrange model is hardly cause for exhilaration. RIGHT?!