Motion mode adds blur to moving elements in still images. It comes with two options: long exposure, which blurs the moving part, and action pan, which applies a blurring effect to the background. XDA developers reports the developer Cuba Wojciechowski and former business editor Mishaal Rahman may have found evidence indicating that Pixel 6a will lack this feature.
Software can only go so far
The code for displaying Pixel Tips on Motion Mode has excluded a device codenamed “bluejay” which is said to be the identifier for Pixel 6a. Google’s hands may be tied because the phone apparently will not be equipped with the Pixel 6’s 50 MP main camera. It will instead stick to the primary 12.2 MP sensor that is on Pixel phones from 3a to 5a. It seems that Motion Mode needs a higher resolution sensor to work.
However, the Pixel 6a apparently has other things. For example, it will likely get the Pixel 6’s 12 MP ultra-wide sensor as well as its 8 MP front camera, and this may make it best budget phone in 2022.
The phone will probably also have the same overall design as the Pixel 6 and will have a 6.2-inch screen. It will run on the same Tensor chip as the Pixel 6 duo, and recently leaked benchmark scores indicate that it may actually be faster than Pixel 6.
The phone will likely be available in black, white and green, and Google will lift the lid on the new phone in May. However, it will reportedly not go on sale right away, but the good news is that it probably will more accessible than Google’s Pixel 5a, which was only sold in the US and Japan.