A new post from tech tipster and leaker Jon Prosser has given possible release dates for several Google products, including the much-anticipated Pixel Watch, as well as the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series. According to a recent Twitter post, Prosser claims that Google will finally announce the Pixel 6a alongside a preview for the Pixel Watch during the company’s Google I/O event, while the Pixel 6a will officially be launched on July 28 in several markets.
Google’s I/O event is scheduled on May 11-12, and is an annual event held by the company each year to talk about software and hardware developments, and occasionally new products.
Prosser adds that the Pixel Watch will be formally announced alongside the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October, which is when Google usually launches the latest Pixel flagship phones. Rumors of a first-party Google Pixel Watch have been floating around the web since last year, and Google’s acquisition of Fitbit have fuelled a lot of speculation regarding the company’s future plans for a wearable device. While Google is responsible for the WearOS platform seen on a lot of third-party devices, the company has yet to announce its own wearable.
As for the Pixel 6a, current leaks point to a device running on Google’s Tensor chipset, 6GB of RAM, and a hardware design similar to that of the Pixel 6, which is Google’s current flagship smartphone alongside the Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel “A” series devices usually feature mid-range hardware as opposed to the more high-end specs found in the main Pixel roster, which means that the Pixel 6a will come at a more affordable price. Currently, the Pixel 5a serves as Google’s lower-end phone.
Originally launched in October of 2021, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are the first Google-branded phones to feature the Tensor chipset, which was developed by Google in partnership with Samsung. Both phones also feature an all-new hardware design, ditching the style seen on the Pixel 4, 5, 4a and 5a. Check out our video of the Pixel 6 Pro here.