With this leaked unpacking video, you may get a first glimpse at the Google Pixel 6a

However, you won’t be able to get your hands on the Google Pixel 6a until July 28. In the meanwhile, a video of the phone being unboxed has appeared on one of Google’s official YouTube channels.

As found on Reddit, an unlisted video from Google Retail Training France explains how to use the phone. It’s unclear whether or not Google will allow it to remain online now that it has been identified.

Of course, we already know what the Pixel 6a looks like, but this video shows us what it’ll look like in hand and what it will be packaged in. This is our first glimpse at the fingerprint sensor, which seems to be fast enough (although it’s not the same sensor as the Google Pixel 6 and Pro models).

It’s all in the details

It was shown at Google IO 2022, but we still don’t know much about the Pixel 6a, Google’s mid-range smartphone. Preorders will begin on July 21 for $449 / £399 / AU$749 in certain markets.

According to Google, the device would include a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a punch-hole carved out for the selfie camera. The display is constantly on, however the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz.

Pixel 6a will sport a dual-lens rear camera (12.2MP main and 12MP ultrawide) and an 8MP front-facing camera, both of which are expected. According to Google, the 4,410mAh battery has a 30-watt charge rate and may last for more than a day of usage.

A lot of people are excited about the Pixel 6a

In theory, Google’s mid-range flagship phones should be easy winners since they combine the greatest features of the more costly models with the clean version of Android seen on Pixel phones.

However, Google’s Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones, which were released in 2019, have been a mixed bag for users. With the Google Pixel 5a, which was exclusively available in the United States and Japan, we weren’t very impressed.

Based on what Google has said thus far, we have great hopes for the Pixel 6a. People don’t need the greatest smartphone components, and the new mid-range phone should be just fine for many of them.

If you’re curious about the timing of the Google Pixel 7’s release, keep in mind that it’s coming out three months after the Pixel 6a. The 2022 flagship might be a factor for some purchasers who aren’t ready to commit right now.