A Google-produced coloring book has just offered the first official mention of the Pixel 6A, the rumored affordable successor to last year’s flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. droid life reports. The coloring book, along with a Nest Audio smart speaker, was sent to members of Google’s Pixel Superfans group, which launched last year to provide a “VIP experience for Pixel lovers,” including access to “limited-edition swag.” “.
Pictures from the coloring book shared by droid life shows a variety of black and white sketches of Google devices such as phones, smart displays, and security cameras that need some color. A table of contents lists a “Pixel 6A,” a phone that Google has never publicly mentioned. Unfortunately the phone is not shown on pages 6 and 7.
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 successor to the Pixel 5) appeared in the metadata of a photo posted on 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 launch.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that a mention of a Google Pixel 6A is just a typo. But since leaks have emerged about the unannounced device, it seems safe to assume such a phone is on the way, especially considering the Pixel 3, 4 and 5 were all followed up with more affordable A-series devices.
As for the shape the Pixel 6A could take, leaked renders from November suggest it will have a similar overall design to the Pixel 6 with a black camera bar on the back, but with a smaller overall design. It will reportedly use the same Google Tensor processor as the Pixel 6, but will have a lower-resolution 12.2-megapixel main camera, compared to the 50-megapixel sensor on the 6. There’s no sign of a headphone jack either, which a shame, considering the feature was a staple of Google’s previous A-series phones.
Google didn’t respond right away The edge‘s request for comment. If you’d like to try out the Google Pixel-themed coloring book (without the Pixel 6A listing), Google has an online version that you can try out here.