With two weeks before Google officially announces and details the Pixel 6, more and more about the flagship devices are emerging. The latest Pixel 6 Pro leak is quite odd and appears to be internal assembly and teardown videos of the unreleased phone.

Update 10/9: Google removed these two videos with a DMCA takedown. However, the same channel posted the Pixel 6 version today.


Published on YouTube yesterday, “Pixel 6 Pro assembly video” is set to generic background music and doesn’t really have polished graphics. It takes us from start to finish on how to put the upcoming Google phone together. For example:

  • Apply lubricant Sankol to the grooves 
  • Assemble Mic1 bracket
  • Insert the SIM tray
  • Fasten the 5 screws (Google Maps pin icons are humorously used to denote)
  • Buckle UWB and FLAM connectors to MLB
  • Assemble the battery (rated at 5,003mAh/19.26Wh)

A cursive-esque font notes steps with each part and tool labeled with what looks to be an internal “G” code. There are also various “caution” and “note” advisories throughout, as well as highlights and still pictures to aid the process.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3zxb5Jpipk

One of the first components attached to the rear casing is the “MLB” (which could stand for “main logic board”). Since everything is already soldered and covered, we do not get to see the Google Tensor chip.

We get to see the sizable “FCAM” (front-facing camera) and top speaker to the left of that component. Meanwhile, we get a good look at the three-lens rear camera array which is one shared piece. 

In addition to this Pixel 6 Pro teardown leak, there’s an entirely separate video showing the process in reverse.

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