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Google Pixel 6a to be announced at Google I/O 2022; Pixel Watch to debut in October

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  • Google I/O 2022 will be held in May 2022
  • Google may announce the Pixel 6a and tease the Pixel Watch at the event
  • Pixel 6a may release in most markets on July 28

Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch are likely to be announced at the upcoming Google I/O 2022 event, which will be held on May 11th and May 12th, 2022. The search giant is yet to confirm the products that will be announced at this year’s I/O developer conference. However, a new tweet by reliable tipster Jon Prosser sheds some light on what to expect from the event.

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The Google I/O 2022 event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Google is expected to make announcements related to the Android 13 OS and its apps, such as Maps, Assistant, Search, and so on. Since the company has previously used I/O events to announce hardware, the new Pixel devices are expected to be showcased at its upcoming event.

Google Pixel 6a launch timeline

Google Pixel 6a CAD render

Google Pixel 6a is likely to feature the Tensor chip

According to Prosser, the Google Pixel 6a mid-range phone will be announced at the I/O 2022 event. He added that the Pixel 6a’s launch has been pushed to July 28th, 2022, in most markets. Hence, it appears that the Pixel 6a will debut in May and be released in different markets by July end. Google did not release the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in India. However, the Pixel 6a is expected to arrive in the country.

Reports have also revealed that the Pixel 6a will be equipped with a 6.2-inch flat OLED panel with a centrally positioned punch-hole. It will offer Full HD+ resolution and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The Tensor chip, which powers the Pixel 6 series, may fuel the Pixel 6a. Its rear-facing dual-camera system may include a 12.2-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary camera and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 ultrawide lens. For selfies, it may feature an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355 camera. The device may come with other specs such as 6GB / 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Android 12 OS, and a 4,800mAh battery with 30W charging.

Google Pixel Watch launch timeframe

Goggle Pixel Watch

Goggle Pixel Watch is expected to sport a round-shaped display

Several reports have claimed that Google will be launching its first Pixel-branded smartwatch this year. The official moniker of the device is not known yet, but the rumour mill has dubbed it as the Pixel Watch. According to Prosser, the Pixel Watch will be teased at the I/O 2022 event, and it will be formally announced along with the Pixel 7 series in October 2022.

Leaked renders of the Pixel Watch, which was released by Prosser last year, revealed that it will be equipped with a circular display, and it will arrive in orange, grey, black, and blue coloured silicone or rubber strap. The device is expected to run on Google’s WearOS. It is also expected to arrive with other features such as a Samsung Exynos processor, a heart rate tracker, and e-SIM connectivity.

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