The Pixel 6 launch date appears to have been confirmed by an Australian carrier


Pixel 6

After an impromptu teaser back in August showing off the new design and revealing which regions would sell the Pixel 6 series, Google has been quiet on when the new phones would actually be available. It seems that there is disappointing news for those wishing for a September launch because it’s being reported that pre-orders for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may only go live during October.

Updated September 21: More evidence has come to light via the Australian carrier, Telstra, which is running an ad on Facebook asking users to register for more details about the Pixel 6 series and to do so before October 19th in order to stand a chance of winning a Marvel Stadium sports experience. With September drawing to a close with little in the way of an official announcement from Google, the October launch is looking more and more likely.


According to the often reliable leakster, Jon Prosser, the Pixel 6 series will be available to pre-order from October 19th with units available from physical stores from the 28th of that month. Last year’s Pixel 5 was announced during September but then 2020 was an even more unusual year than the current one, so it’s perhaps not a great point of reference.

There’s no telling if Google will hold the official launch in September with the month-long lead time until pre-orders go live, or if the actual announcement will also come during October. One thing we do know is that the Pixel 6 series will be sold in the following countries:

As it was before this latest report, we just have to wait until Google announces when it will hold the Pixel 6 launch event. Hopefully, though, it’s sooner rather than later, and there’s always the news of speedier wireless charging to keep us warm at night.


He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a OnePlus Nord 2 5G in his pockets, a Galaxy Tab S6 in his backpack, and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around the world. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).




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