Users will have something to hold on to as they anticipate the official release of the unannounced Pixel 6A but according to Droid-Life, some features of the rumoured affordable follow up to last year’s flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is out on the leaks.
The leak of the Google-produced colouring book was released together with a Nest Audio smart speaker to members of Google’s Pixel Superfans group, a community launched last year to provide a “VIP experience for Pixel lovers” including access to “limited-edition swag.”
The Droid-Life shared colouring book images showed a collection of black and white sketches of Google devices like phones, smart displays, and security cameras in need of some colour, with its table-of-contents listing a “Pixel 6A,” a Google made phone that has never publicly mentioned.
The book’s content’s page mentions a “Pixel 6A” on pages 6 and 7. Image copyright: Droid-Life
Google has never mentioned an unreleased phone in such an unusual place and this would ideally be the first time the Alphabet-owned company would be doing so. Of note is when the Pixel 5A, a follow up to the earlier released Pixel 5 came in form of a phone metadata posted to one of Google’s R&D blog posts. The company has been famed for having its own methodology for the announcement of its phones, as it tweets images, while analysing and confirming details of its spec months ahead of their official launches.
With the leaks emerging on the unannounced device, we can safely infer that the one is up in the works, given that the Pixel 3, 4, and 5 were all followed up with more affordable A-series devices.
But turning to pages 6 and 7 reveals no such Pixel device. Image Copyright: Droid-Life
On the physical specification and form the Pixel 6A would come in, a leak in November last year opined it may have a similar design as the released Pixel 6, with a black camera bar adorning it’s with the notable difference being that it would have a smaller general design. The new device is also reported to use the same Google Tensor processor as the Pixel 6, but with a lower-resolution 12.2 megapixel main camera, compared to the 50-megapixel sensor on the 6. But there appears a worrying no-feature: the Pixel 6A has no inclination of having a headphone jack, which may be its minus as the feature has been a staple of Google’s previous A-series phones.
To try out the Google Pixel-themed colouring book (lacking the Pixel 6A mention), the online version can be clicked with this link, COLORS WITH GOOGLE.