Google Pixel 6 launch date, information and all the things we all know to date

The Google Pixel 6 – or not less than the Pixel 6 Professional – might be essentially the most thrilling Pixel telephone in years – and definitely extra thrilling than the current Pixel 5a, which is an completed however acquainted telephone. Google has formally revealed these handsets, and so they look similar to the leaks predicted: modern units with a visor-like digital camera block that splits the again cowl in two.

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That is not the one attention-grabbing factor about them although, because the Google Pixel 6 vary has been confirmed to pack an in-house chipset for the primary time – one which we have not seen in every other telephone. It is referred to as Google Tensor, and the corporate has overestimated all the things the brand new telephones can do with the brand new customized silicon.

These telephones may attraction to a large viewers too, with the Pixel 6 probably being mid-range just like the Pixel 5, whereas the Pixel 6 Professional is likely to be a premium machine just like the Pixel 4. We do not have a lot in the way in which of specs or pricing but, however we’re keen to seek out out.

We’d not have an excessive amount of longer to attend for the Google Pixel 6 vary both, as whereas the precise launch date is unknown, Google confirmed it can launch in ‘fall 2021’ (that means September, October or November) within the US, so it is prone to land in or round October like its predecessor, probably alongside Android 12.

Whereas Google has formally revealed a bit of data, leakers have gone to city on the Google Pixel 6, and we’re listening to new details about the machine on a regular basis. You’ll be able to scroll on down for all of the essential data we have heard to date, together with the primary official Pixel 6 photos.

Count on to study extra in regards to the Google Pixel 6 because the months go on, and we’ll be holding this text up to date, so test again commonly.

Google Pixel 6: minimize to the chase

  • What’s it? Google’s subsequent flagship telephone
  • When is it out? Count on it towards the top of 2021
  • How a lot will it price? Round $699 / £599 / AU$999, however probably extra

Google Pixel 6 launch date and value

The Google Pixel 6 launch date has been confirmed to be in ‘fall 2021’ (that means September – November) within the US (Q3 to This autumn 2021 elsewhere). The rumor to date says to count on it in October, however that it may slip to November if there is a chipset scarcity.

That is sensible, as we might count on the telephone to return out in the direction of the top of 2021, based mostly on Google’s flagship developments. October is most definitely the most effective wager, even with out this rumor.

With reference to value, that is a bit more durable to guess, as a result of whereas the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 had been extra premium choices, the Pixel 5 is a mid-ranged telephone, and we do not know if Google will stick in that value vary or return to the highest finish.

For reference, the Pixel 5 price $699 / £599 / AU$999 so perhaps we may see an identical value once more. That stated, given that there is a Pixel 6 Professional as effectively, we’d see each a mid-range Pixel 6 and a high-end Professional mannequin, with the latter in all probability costing much more than the Pixel 5.

Whereas we nonetheless do not have an official value for both telephone, Google {hardware} government Rick Osterloh was quoted in Der Spiegel as saying the Pixel 6 ‘belongs within the higher phase’ of telephones as a ‘mainstream premium product.’ 

The Pixel 6 Professional, alternatively, Osterloh stated ‘might be costly.’ On condition that he stated the final two years of Google telephones (together with the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4) weren’t competing within the flagship market phase, Osterloh could also be suggesting that the Pixel 6 and 6 Professional might be pricier than we anticipated.

Design and show

Google formally revealed the Pixel 6 in a sequence of tweets in early August – and the corporate basically confirmed the design leaks that trickled out by means of 2021.

With out additional ado, this is formally how the Pixel 6 will look:

(Picture credit score: Google)

As you may see there is a digital camera block that runs throughout the width of the again, jutting out, and a three-tone shade scheme in a variety of choices. The picture above reveals each the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Professional, with the Professional mannequin having more room above the digital camera block.

That digital camera block has shiny silver edges on the Pixel 6 Professional and matte black ones on the usual Pixel 6. Flip the telephone to the entrance and you may see an all-screen design with a selfie digital camera in a central punch-hole. The entrance is seen within the tweet video under.

Google was gentle on display screen specs, however in response to Marques Brownlee (a YouTuber who received hands-on time with the telephones) the Pixel 6 Professional has a barely curved 120Hz display screen of round 6.7 inches, whereas the usual Pixel 6 has a smaller 90Hz flat display screen.

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Past that we’re in leak territory for extra design and show particulars, with one supply claiming that the Google Pixel 6 Professional has a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED show, and dimensions of 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm (with an 11.5mm digital camera bump), together with twin stereo audio system.

Elsewhere we have heard that the Pixel 6 Professional might need a QHD decision, whereas the Pixel 6 might need a 6.4-inch flat display screen. That display screen dimension has been echoed by Jon Prosser (a leaker with a great observe report), who additionally factors to each fashions utilizing OLED, and says that the Pixel 6 Professional’s display screen is 6.71 inches (which is consistent with Brownlee’s declare of it being round 6.7 inches).

Digital camera and battery

When Google formally revealed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional by way of tweet in early August, the corporate confirmed the previous will get two cameras and the latter will get three shooters – with the additional being a 4x optical telephoto.

There wasn’t every other data from Google itself, however Marques Brownlee (who was granted hands-on time with the telephones) claims that the opposite two lenses are most important and ultra-wide ones.

He additionally acknowledged that Google has switched to all new photograph sensors, for principally the primary time because the Pixel 2, and that the Pixel 6 is prone to provide a major video improve on the Pixel 5, due to the brand new chipset (extra on which additional down) powering computational pictures.

Google Pixel 6

(Picture credit score: Google)

Past that, a leak beforehand advised that we would see a 50MP most important digital camera with a bigger sensor than on the Pixel 5, plus an 8MP periscope snapper and an ultra-wide digital camera.

However one other leak factors to the Pixel 6 having a 50MP most important and 12MP ultra-wide digital camera, whereas the Pixel 6 Professional apparently has each of these together with a 48MP telephoto one. This supply additionally claims that the Pixel 6 has an 8MP selfie digital camera whereas the Pixel 6 Professional has a 12MP one.

Android 12 code additionally means that each the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional could have a 50MP most important digital camera.

Code within the Google digital camera app in the meantime means that the front-facing digital camera on the Pixel 6 would possibly help 4K video recording, which is increased decision than most selfie cameras can get.

As for the battery, there is no official information about this however a supply claims the Pixel 6 Professional could have a 5,000mAh one, with the Pixel 6 having a smaller one. Elsewhere we have heard the identical declare, however this leak particulars the Pixel 6’s battery too, saying that it is 4,614mAh.

We have additionally heard that – unsurprisingly – the telephones will help wi-fi charging.

They may help quicker wi-fi charging than the 12W supplied by the Pixel 5 although, as proof of a brand new wi-fi charger has been present in Android 12 code, and there is point out of followers – a characteristic which helps hold the telephone and charger cool when pumping out plenty of energy.

Wired charging would possibly get a pace enhance too, with one supply pointing to 33W charging, up from 18W on the Pixel 5. Nevertheless, that charger will not come within the field – in truth the Pixel 6 will not have an in-box charger in any respect.

Specs and options

When Google revealed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional in early August, the corporate additionally unveiled the Google Tensor – its first customized chipset, which the tech big advised will enhance the cameras, speech recognition, and different options – particularly bettering voice instructions, translation, captioning and dictation, with extra issues carried out on machine. 

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Based on Brownlee (who received an official take a look at the telephone) the Tensor chipset additionally permits the Pixel 6 to decode voice and course of it on the machine (slightly than on Google servers), which permits for quicker responses from Google Assistant and different vocal interface options.

Neither Google nor Brownlee have stated a lot in regards to the energy of this chipset, however rumors round this chip are gaining momentum, and we have heard that it might be a 5nm one. Nevertheless, it sounds prefer it will not match the most effective Android chipsets for efficiency, with a supply claiming it can principally slot between the top-end Snapdragon 888 and the older Snapdragon 865 by way of energy.

One other supply has echoed these claims, saying that it rivals the Snapdragon 870 for energy – a chipset that is high-end however not top-end. They added that its GPU performs effectively beneath stress.

One report has advised that the Tensor chipset is in truth the Samsung Exynos 9855, beforehand rumored however by no means put inside a telephone. If that is right, the efficiency of the Pixel 6 telephones could be someplace in between the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S22 launching subsequent 12 months.

We have additionally heard that the Pixel 6 might need 8GB of RAM and a alternative of 128GB or 256GB of storage, with the Pixel 6 Professional upping the RAM to 12GB and providing 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage. Moreover, this supply claims that the 2 telephones will get not less than 5 years of software program updates, which is way over different Android units.

Count on an beneath show fingerprint scanner on the Google Pixel 6. An government from Google included a screenshot – which has since been deleted – that confirmed a telephone with a fingerprint in the course of the display screen.

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Past that, in Android 12 code we have seen two hints of the characteristic as effectively.

Talking of Android 12, the Pixel 6 vary will in fact run that, and we all know already that this features a entire new visible design, together with an actual deal with privateness and safety. That extends to the {hardware} too, as Google itself has stated that the Pixel 6 is constructed with essentially the most layers of {hardware} safety in any telephone.

And a leak additionally means that the Pixel 6 may get a redesigned model of Google Translate, which needs to be simpler to function with one hand.

Lastly, we have heard the Pixel 6 may have UWB, or ultra-wideband expertise. It is a short-range communications operate that lets units discuss to one another in the event that they’re close by – it may be helpful for location monitoring, so perhaps the Pixel 6 could have some new characteristic concerning this?