Pixel 6 Pro leak shows how the phone is made in reverse teardown video
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 spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.