Upcoming Google Pixel 6A smartphones may be delayed as the company is reportedly facing problems with supply chains and chip shortages. The Pixel 6A device was originally rumored to launch in May, but the chip shortage issues may have pushed the launch to late July. with it, the Pixel Watch could see its launch also delayed to July.
Even though it could arrive a tad late, rumours from earlier speculated that it would run Google’s in-house Tensor SoC, and now, that has been confirmed by the Pixel 6a’s first-ever Geekbench listing. Its core configuration is all too familiar, with two ARM Cortex-X1 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores at 2.25 GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8 GHz.
The Pixel 6a, codenamed “Bluejay”, scores 1,050 in Geekbench’s single-core test and 2,833 in its multi-core test. These numbers sit in like with the Geekbench scores of other Google Tensor-powered smartphones such as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Its first Geekbench showing is nothing short of impressive, other Pixel 6a specifications revealed by Geekbench include 6 GB of RAM and Android 12. The Tensor SoC, combined with Pixel 6-like camera hardware, could position the Pixel 6a as a formidable mid-ranger.
Coming to the Pixel Watch, the tentative launch is still expected to happen in May, however some sources indicate that the Pixel Watch launch too many be pushed. According to earlier leaks, the Pixel Watch has the codename “rohan” and it will be offered in 3 colors : gray, black, and gold.