Google has officially announced its new flagship phones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Pre-orders of the phone have gone live but it seems that if you weren’t quick when it came to pulling the trigger on the pre-order, you might have to wait quite a bit because according to tweets by customers who pre-ordered the phone, shipping times have now slipped to January 2022.

There are several reasons why this is the case. One possibility is that the new Pixel phones are much more popular than Google had anticipated and demand is exceeding supply. This shouldn’t be too surprising given that the phone is powered by Google’s brand new Tensor chipset and comes with a ton of awesome Pixel-exclusive features.

Another possibility is that the global chip shortage has affected how many units Google is able to produce at the start. This is a problem faced by many manufacturers including the likes of Apple and Samsung, where the latter apparently decided to skip launching the Galaxy Note series for 2021 as a result of this chip shortage.

That being said, some comments have suggested that ordering the phone through Google’s Fi program could see shorter shipping times, so if you have a Fi account or don’t mind signing up for one, that could be an alternative, otherwise be prepared to wait.

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