Google leaks Pixel 6A name in, of all things, a colouring book.

Firstly, Gadgets Fix has learned today that Google have produced a colouring book that offers the first official mention of the Pixel 6A, the rumoured affordable follow-up to last year’s flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, GadgetsFix reports. The colouring book was sent out alongside a Nest Audio smart speaker to members of Google’s Pixel Superfans group, which was launched last year to provide a “VIP experience for Pixel lovers” including access to “limited-edition swag.”

Google Pixel 6A Leaked

Secondly, This wouldn’t be the first time an unreleased Google phone has been mentioned in an unusual place. For example, a reference to the Pixel 5A (itself an affordable follow-up to the Pixel 5) appeared in the metadata of a photo posted to one of Google’s R&D blog posts. Google generally has an unusual approach to announcing its phones, tweeting images and confirming details months ahead of their official launches.

POSSIBLE MISTAKE

Thirdly, Of course, it’s perfectly possible that a mention of a Google Pixel 6A is just a typo. But as leaks have started to emerge about the unannounced device, it seems safe to assume that such a phone is on the way, especially given the Pixel 3, 4, and 5 were all followed up with more affordable A-series devices.

Lastly, As for what form the Pixel 6A could actually take, leaked renders from November suggest it’ll have a similar overall design to the Pixel 6 with a black camera bar on its rear, but with a smaller overall design. It’ll reportedly use the same Google Tensor processor as the Pixel 6, but will feature a lower-resolution 12.2-megapixel main camera, compared to the 50-megapixel sensor on the 6. There’s also no sign of a headphone jack, which is a shame given the feature has been a staple of Google’s previous A-series phones. Check out our other reports on gadgetsfix.com.