August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • A Best Buy store page appeared for the Google Pixel 6a on June 24.
  • The Pixel 5a was only available through the Google Store.
  • Pixel 6a preorders begin July 21 and the phone ships July 28.

Best Buy has created a listing for the Pixel 6a, the upcoming budget Google phone set to launch next month. You cannot preorder it through the store page just yet, where it says “Coming Soon.” But it’s a sign that Google will take a more aggressive sales approach than it did with the Pixel 5a.

Last year, the respectable-but-boring Pixel 5a could only be found on the Google Store and only sold in two countries. This year, we knew Google would sell the Pixel 6a in thirteen countries, but hadn’t yet received confirmation if the company would stick to direct sales again. Thanks to this Best Buy listing, we know otherwise.