Google Pixel 6 To Be Made In China Because Of COVID-19

Google Pixel 6 official image 2

The Google Pixel 6 will be made / manufactured in China after all, and COVID-19 is the reason, it seems. For those of you who don’t know, the Pixel 6 series was supposed to be made in Vietnam, but that won’t happen, based on a new report.

The Google Pixel 6 series will be made in China because of COVID-19, it seems

According to a report by Nikkei, COVID-19 in Asia are making it difficult for Google to move the production to Vietnam. Various new restrictions are taking place, which complicates things.

The Google Pixel 5 has seen similar problems last year. That device was also supposed to be made in Vietnam, but ended up being assembled in China. Why? Well, due to travel restrictions and “limited engineering resources”.


It seems like Google will have to wait until 2022 in order to move the production of its phones to Vietnam, at the very least. It’s not excluded that existing restrictions will be in effect next year as well.

The course of the pandemic is impossible to predict, at least not accurately. We’ve been dealing with it for quite some time now, and even though many people got vaccinated, things are still not where they should be. COVID-19 is still a global issue, though hopefully not for long.

Google already announced both devices, well, kind of

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have already been announced, kind of. Google confirmed that the two phones are coming, while it also shared official renders, and some additional information about the two phones.


That was not exactly a full-fledged announcement, though. Both phones will be properly announced this fall, confirmed the company. Those two devices will be premium offerings, with flagship-grade specs.

Both phones will be fueled by Google’s first SoC, the ‘Tensor’. They’ll also arrive with new camera sensors, and the main one will be especially interesting. A rather interesting design will be implemented as well. You can read our Pixel 6 and 6 Pro previews if you’d like to know more.