While Apple puts an end to the mini format, Google would work on a Pixel mini

Small format smartphones are less and less popular with manufacturers. But Google might not be ready to throw in the towel.

The Google Pixel 4a camera // Source: Frandroid

If you find recent smartphones too big, there aren’t many alternatives left that go below the 6.1-inch mark. Especially now that Apple has put an end to the mini with the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro.

At Google, the smallest current model is called Pixel 6a, but even it displays 6.1 inches diagonally. But according to leaker Digital Chat Station, that could change soon.

A demand for small screens

In a message posted on Weibo (through Android Authority) the Chinese leaker claims that Google is working on a small-screen flagship codenamed Neila. This would incorporate a center punch and “family style” rear design. According to him, this project could be explained by slightly “disappointing” sales abroad where small screens are appreciated.

Be careful though, this is the very first leak establishing mention of a Pixel mini. So don’t ignite. When we know Google’s liabilities in this area, it is quite possible that the firm is working on such a project, but that it will never see the light of day.

If the Pixel mini were to see the light of day, it would certainly include a screen below the 6-inch mark. Of course, the whole question is knowing how far to go to gain control without losing too much in the quality of the general experience, in particular for viewing content on SVoD platforms.

It would also mean that it would be decked out with a smaller battery than the Pixel 6a’s current 4410 mAh. As pointed out Android Authoritywe can also expect a phone that is relatively limited in photos.


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