The existence of the Google Pixel 6a has been officially confirmed for the first time, but the secret slipped out in a rather bizarre way.

It’s not uncommon for smartphone specs to leak months before the official announcement; we have already seen enough about, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the OnePlus 10 Pro. But while this inside info is mostly down to a well-connected tipster on Twitter, the Pixel 6a was accidentally confirmed by Google thanks to — of all things — a coloring book.

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DroidLife reports that members of Google’s Pixel Superfans group recently received a small pack of goodies containing the coloring book in question. On the back page (shown in the image above) a certain ‘Pixel 6a’ is listed as being on pages 6-7, but the device isn’t actually present on those pages.

This counts as confirmation from the company itself that the phone exists, but it’s hard to imagine how or why the mind-boggling error happened in the first place given that we’re still months away from the phone’s expected release date.

The Pixel 6a is expected to launch in May and it would be a sequel to the Pixel 5a device that came out in August 2021, but was only available for sale in the US and Japan. Google’s formula for these devices is generally to pack a flagship camera into a mid-range smartphone, and we’re certainly impressed with previous models in the series like the Pixel 4a.

Based on the latest rumors, the Pixel 6a could boast the same Tensor chip as the Google Pixel 6 Pro flagship, but it will likely have a 12.2-megapixel camera instead of the 50-megapixel snapper that comes with it. device is being worn. Our best idea of ​​the new phone’s design is shown in the featured image above where, unsurprisingly, it’s very similar in appearance to the other handsets in the Pixel 6 range.

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