Pixel Watch and Pixel 6a launch tacitly confirmed by network provider's inventory
One would think that Google would launch a wearable shortly after its Fitbit acquisition. However, that wasn't the case with Google opting to sit on it for over two years. Multiple leaks have confirmed that Google's first-ever wearable, the Pixel Watch, could hit shelves sometime in spring 2022. Now, Twitter leaker Max Weinbach (via Android Police) has heard from his sources that the traces of the wearables have begun showing up on network carriers' inventory database.
Max has also learned that the Pixel Watch (codenamed "rohan") will offer up to 32 GB of internal storage and come in three colours, grey, black, and gold. Leaked renders of the wearable have showcased its circular design, complete with an Apple Watch-like knob on the side. It is expected to boot Wear OS 3 out of the box and ship with an all-new version of Google Assistant. One rumour suggests that it could pack an Exynos SoC, but chances are, it could very well substitute with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 5100. Lastly, it will be available in both LTE and Wi-Fi-only flavours. It's hard to tell how much it could cost, but a US$200 price tag seems appropriate.
The highly-anticipated Pixel 6a (codenamed "bluejay") was also spotted in the inventory alongside the Pixel Watch, which will also ship in three colour variants, black, white, green, and 128 GB of storage. If its predecessor, the Pixel 5a, is to be used as a reference, one can expect the Pixel 6a to cost around US$500. It is slated to bring some exciting improvements, such as Sony IMX355, IMX363 and IMX386 camera sensors and a Google Tensor SoC.