Google Pixel 6 Formally Revealed: All that you must know

Google has teased the Pixel 6 smartphone that can arrive later this 12 months, however there’s nonetheless so much unconfirmed in regards to the flagship handset. Learn on to find every little thing we all know in regards to the Pixel 6 to this point.

Final 12 months, the Pixel 5 launched with a superb digicam, improved battery life and a compact design all for an amazing value. Nevertheless, it lacked the XL choice of its predecessors. 

This time round, Google has proven off the Pixel’s vibrant design and teased at its personal Tensor chipset, however it seems as if the telephone won’t be as inexpensive because the Pixel 5.

Google has confirmed (albeit considerably early) that it’s going to launch two telephones in its Pixel 6 line: the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Professional. This information will give attention to the bottom Pixel 6.

Under is every little thing that you must know in regards to the Pixel 6, together with when the smartphone will launch, how a lot it’ll value, what it’s going to appear to be, what specs it’ll pack and particulars in regards to the digicam. 

Pricing and launch date

Up to now Google has but to substantiate precisely when the Pixel 6 will go on sale, however has narrowed the discharge date all the way down to “the autumn” or autumn for us Brits.

The Pixel 5 was introduced on September 30 and launched on October 15 2020 and former Pixels have arrived in October, so it appears seemingly the Pixel 6 will launch September/October 2021. We count on the rumoured Pixel Watch to reach alongside the smartphone this 12 months.

When it comes to pricing, the Pixel 5 value £599/$699 at launch. This was cheaper than earlier Pixel fashions, so the brand new mannequin might value kind of. Nevertheless, it’s trying extra seemingly that Google will abandon its efforts to maintain the Pixel 6 collection inexpensive this 12 months.

In an interview with German information web site Der Spiegel, Google’s SVP of gadgets and providers Rick Osterloh defined that the Pixel 6 Professional “has been designed particularly for customers who need the most recent expertise” and “will probably be costly”. You would possibly suppose that is excellent news for the bottom mannequin, however Osterloh additionally added that the Pixel 6 is a “mainstream premium product” that “belongs within the higher phase and may sustain with competing merchandise”.

Display and design 

Whereas it has introduced the Pixel 6, Google hasn’t printed the complete spec sheet but. Nevertheless, among the earlier rumours have now been confirmed.

When it comes to the economic design, the rumours of a three-tone design proved correct, with a big black digicam bar spanning the width of the telephone’s rear casing. It’s a giant departure from among the actually bland Pixel designs down the years.

The peach, purple and black design (not official color names) is especially enticing. There’s additionally a extra conventional black on charcoal design together with what’s finest described as black/sky blue/lime inexperienced providing. Google can be excited in regards to the matte aluminium end supplied by the Pixel 6.

It appears Google is making an effort to match its newest telephone colors with the remainder of its product catalogue, with the Made By Google Twitter account even agreeing that the “household resemblance” between the Pixel 6 and the corporate’s Stadia controllers is “uncanny”.

As for the entrance of the telephone, Google has considerably slimmed down the bezels (casting apart one other historic Pixel hallmark) for a a lot higher display to physique radio. The front-facing selfie cam is now a tiny punch gap within the centre of the show. You may see it within the video under.

There’s no information but of display dimension or decision. We additionally don’t know what sort of panel Google is utilizing but. This Pixel 5 had a 6.0-inch show with a 1080 x 2340 decision. The panel was OLED.

In response to a newer report by John Prosser, the Pixel 6 will characteristic a 6.4-inch AMOLED show.

Specs and options

One of many largest updates rumoured to be coming to the Pixel line this 12 months was a brand new do-it-yourself processor. That has now been confirmed by Google. The SoC is known as Google Tensor and is designed to profit from Google’s AI and machine studying advances.

In a weblog publish asserting Tensor, Google says: “The crew that designed our silicon wished to make Pixel much more succesful. For instance, with Tensor we thought of each piece of the chip and customised it to run Google’s computational pictures fashions. For customers, this implies fully new options, plus enhancements to present ones.

“Tensor permits us to make the Google telephones we’ve all the time envisioned — telephones that hold getting higher, whereas tapping probably the most highly effective components of Google, all in a extremely personalised expertise. And with Tensor’s new safety core and Titan M2, Pixel 6 may have probably the most layers of {hardware} safety in any telephone.”

Google says proof of the brand new chip’s prowess will probably be showcased within the “utterly revamped” digicam system in addition to speech recognition when utilizing the Assistant.”

Extra not too long ago, a report by GalaxyClub (by way of SamMobile) has advised that the Tensor chip within the Pixel 6 might really be Samsung’s unreleased Exynos 9855. That is as a result of truth each processors share the codename ‘Whitechapel’. The Exynos chip additionally contains a very related inner mannequin quantity to the Exynos 2100 (internally generally known as the 9840) that launched within the Galaxy S21 earlier this 12 months, which means we’d have the ability to count on related efficiency to Samsung’s flagship smartphone.

There’s no extra affirmation of different specs but – that can come this autumn when the telephone is formally introduced. Experiences from John Prosser have indicated Pixel 6 specs like a 4,614mAh battery, 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage on the usual Pixel 6.

The telephone will run on the Android 12 OS, which has now been confirmed by Google. Google not too long ago made the beta 4 model of the OS obtainable to registered customers with appropriate gadgets, stating that it has now reached platform stability forward of the complete launch.

The smartphone will even reportedly characteristic Wi-Fi 6E, help for 5G, and can reap the benefits of 5 years of software program updates. 

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Google hasn’t confirmed digicam specs on the time of writing. Nevertheless, we do know for positive there’s a single lens selfie digicam (rumoured to be 8-megapixels).

Pixel 6 camera bump

The brand new digicam bump has two lenses that stories have claimed will comprise of a 50-megapixel large digicam and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide digicam.

Extra not too long ago, Twitter consumer Cstark27 (by way of 9to5Google) noticed code within the Google Digicam app that particularly factors to the 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 digicam being within the Pixel 6.

Nevertheless, we’ll have to attend for Google’s affirmation on which cameras the Pixel 6 will really embrace.

Google does say the principle digicam permits in 150% extra gentle than the Pixel 5 snapper, which ought to imply the collection’ heralded low-light pictures mode is about to get even higher.