What you need to know
- A leaked YouTube video shows the painstaking process of how a factory worker constructs a Pixel 6 Pro.
- The video shows the internal components of the Pixel 6 Pro, including the camera module and battery.
- A second video shows how to safely tear down the Pixel 6 Pro, which third-party repairers could try to emulate.
Now that we know that Google will announce the Pixel 6 on October 19, you can wait patiently to find out its official specs and design...or check out any of the huge number of Pixel 6 leaks that keep appearing.
The latest leak gives us a break from the endless specs speculation. Instead, it appears to show how the Pixel 6 is actually made. Presumably filmed by a factory worker who took a Pixel 6 Pro and his assembly tools home, the video shows a step-by-step process for how someone could put a Pixel together, given the right tools. 9to5Google first spotted the video.
With cutesy music and on-screen instructions showing potential dangers to avoid, the video gives us a look at the Pixel 6 Pro's components: the SIM tray, UWB connector, speaker, rear camera module, battery, 5G modem, and so on. We didn't see actual computing components like Google Tensor in the leak, however.
Overall, it's a rather overwhelming video, showing the number of components that must be screwed or glued into place — and could all come apart if not constructed properly. It really shows why third-party repair can be so difficult, given how tricky it can be to reach a specific damaged component.
While this new video constructs the Pixel 6 Pro, the channel's other leaked video shows how to take it apart safely. We wonder if iFixit and other teardown experts will use these videos as a guide.
We're excited to check out the official Pixel 6 Pro in a little over a week, as it's sure to compete with the best Android phones. But these video guides certainly didn't convince us we could make our own Pixel.
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Michael is Android Central's resident expert on fitness tech and wearables, with an enthusiast's love of VR tech on the side. After years freelancing for Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, Digital Trends, and other sites on a variety of tech topics, AC has given him the chance to really dive into the topics he's passionate about. He's also a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves D&D, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.
For wearables, Michael has tested dozens of smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, and other brands, and will always focus on recommending the best product over the best brand. He's also completed marathons like NYC, SF, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and California International — though he's still trying to break that 4-hour barrier.