Much to the chagrin of Google fans, the Google Pixel 6A, and the Pixel Watch launch have reportedly been delayed. The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro are the search engine giant’s current flagships. Meanwhile, the rumor mill has been churning out speculations around a more affordable smartphone dubbed the Google Pixel 6A for a long time. An earlier report indicated that the Pixel 6A could go official in May 2022 at the I/O conference.
However, a fresh piece of information from a noted leaker suggests that the tech behemoth is facing issues related to the chip shortage and supply chain. As a result, the Google Pixel 6A smartphone’s launch has been reportedly pushed back to around July 2022. According to a tweet by Jon Prosser, the Pixel Watch will be making its debut on May 26 as earlier reports indicated. In other words, the upcoming Google smart wearable is currently on track for its scheduled launch. However, the tipster suggests that could change, and its launch date could change.
as i mentioned in today’s show:
i am hearing that google has delayed the pixel 6a until late july. (chip shortage)
pixel watch is still may 26th, but the source believes it could soon be pushed as well.https://t.co/iqoh9RlCzk
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 4, 2022
Google Pixel 6A, Pixel Watch Launch Date
To recall, both the Google Pixel 6A and the Pixel Watch recently made appearances on the US carrier inventory system, hinting at their imminent launch. Moreover, the leak showed that the Pixel 6A will be available in three color options including Green, White, and Black. Aside from that, the leak suggested that the phone will come in a sole 128GB model. Under the hood, the phone will probably pack the same Tensor GS101 chip that powers up the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, using the same processor for three models could prove to be a challenge citing the chip shortage.
The Google Pixel Watch was likely to debut in May this year. Regrettably, some sources (via 91mobiles) claim that the smartwatch’s launch could be in July 2022. Furthermore, past leaks suggest that the smart wearable carries the codename “rohan.” Also, the watch is reportedly coming in three color options including gold, black, and grey.
In terms of specs, the Pixel 6A will reportedly sport a 6.2-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the phone features an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is likely to ship with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. However, it could come with alone 128GB onboard storage configuration. The phone will probably boot Android 12 OS out of the box. For optics, the Pixel 6A will use the same sensor available on earlier Pixel phones.
The phone will reportedly house a 12MP Sony IMX363 main camera and a 12.2MP ultra-wide camera at the back. Upfront, it will sport an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calling. Lastly, the phone could draw its juices from a 4,500mAh battery that supports 20W+ fast charging.