Google‘s latest mid-ranger won’t be available until July 28, more than two months after the I/O 2022 announcement. Until then, the Google Pixel 6a has been unboxed again, this time with the phone clearly visible.
This unboxing originates from TikTok, as opposed to Google’s official video. In their retail packaging, we see four Pixel 6a units, however, they’re all Charcoal and not the interesting Sage variation.
The protective film labels essential hardware parts like the SIM card slot, USB-C port, under-display fingerprint sensor, volume rocker, and power button, but that’s about it. On the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, it’s just a blank white sheet. This is due to the fact that the package containing documentation and the SIM removal tool bears visible “Google Tensor” branding, complete with a graphical chip image.
The thicker sides are visible from one perspective, but the height of the Camera Bar appears to be rather low. Another view demonstrates the gleam of the “3D thermoformed composite back.” When the Pixel 6a is on the white Google boot screen, the last thing to look for is the screen’s bezels.
Pixel 6a launch date: The 26th of June
The retail packaging for the Pixel 6a first leaked on March 31, but the smartphone wasn’t officially unveiled until May 11. Pre-orders begin on July 21, with official availability following a week later, however shipments may arrive sooner.
Last year, the Pixel 5a was available on August 17, although it wasn’t available until the 26th of that month. There was a 17-day lag between the Pixel 4a’s August 2020 unveiling and the Pixel 4a’s August 2020 unveiling.
Continuous supply chain restrictions are the most likely cause of the protracted delay. That’s hardly surprising, especially if Google is looking for simultaneous global launches; or just to ensure that there are no stock shortages in the first few weeks.
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Pixel 6a availability
Another theory is that Google wants the 6a and Pixel Buds Pro to be released simultaneously, with the new headphones receiving fewer early reveals.
A couple of days ago, a prototype of the Google Pixel 7 appeared on eBay; and now we have live photos of the older model of the new line called the Google Pixel 7 Pro. It is worth stating the fact that Google smartphones are leaking to the Web long before their release over the past few years.