Asian governments have begun tightening border controls due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, according to the Nikkei report. As a result of travel problems and “limited engineering resources” in Vietnam, Google will have to continue manufacturing in China.
It is reported that the Pixel 5 smartphones were supposed to be assembled in Vietnam, but the plans were not crowned with success. Moreover, the new Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will also be assembled in China – in the city of Shenzhen.
By the way, this is not the only company stuck in the Middle Kingdom. Apple has also planned to move a small portion of the MacBook and iPad production line to Vietnam, but is unable to do so yet.
We will remind, the official presentation of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will take place in the fall, but there is no exact date yet. Both models will receive the Tensor SoC, a proprietary system on a chip designed for the new “pixels.” Google also promises Android 12, new design, finishes and an updated larger camera system.