Engadget reported on a detail-filled Twitter thread that ran through a number of new details about the Pixel leaks, the highlight of which was the Pixel Pass.
Pixel Pass is a subscription that would bundle phone payments like the Apple One service bundle. One month fee would include both a Pixel 6 as well as an extended warranty, Google One, Play Pass and YouTube Music/Premium. You can also connect it to Google Fi if you want, but there would be a version for users who want to choose other carriers.
It’s not clear how much a Pixel Pass would cost. The leaked document suggests it might be released in the US and maybe in countries where full One, Play Pass and YouTube services are available.
As per the reports, the advantage to Google would be clear: it could persuade Pixel 6 buyers to pay for services they’d otherwise skip, giving the company recurring revenue instead of a one-time sale.
It may also discourage you from jumping to a rival phone by making it more expensive to switch. This might soften the blow of buying the new Android flagship, particularly if you were already planning to subscribe to at least one Google service.
Mashable reports that the thread also contained some details on colour options for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as well as info about second-generation wireless charging Google Pixel Stand and some pricing speculation based on a leaked sweepstakes sheet.
Recently, a video surfaced detailing the entire Pixel 6 assembly process. Then, just hours later, screenshots from an apparent accidental posting on a retail website brought new information about the upcoming smartphone’s cameras, battery and more.