Pixel 6 Professional: The whole lot we all know concerning the largest Pixel 6 telephone

Google teased the Pixel 6 Professional on August 2, confirming the return of Google’s bigger flagship mannequin. The 6 Professional will function an all-new design and be powered by Google’s personal Tensor processor. Learn on to find every part we all know concerning the premium Pixel up to now.

This 12 months, Google shall be launching two flagship fashions: the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Professional (which this information is all about). Google surprisingly introduced each telephones in early August, promising extra particulars forward of the official launch this autumn.

The 6 Professional will mark the return of Google’s higher-priced flagship, which has been absent from the road up for the reason that launch of the Pixel 4 XL in 2019. In case you haven’t already guessed from the title of this information, the 6 Professional may even be the primary to ditch the XL moniker for the brand new Professional title.

Whereas we don’t know each element concerning the telephone simply but, Google has given Pixel followers a peak on the design in addition to some perception into the AI-centric Tensor processor. Nonetheless, there are additionally loads of rumours to invest on on the subject of the specs and the digital camera.

Right here’s what we all know concerning the Pixel 6 Professional up to now, together with when it would arrive, how a lot it may value, what it’ll appear to be and what specs it would pack.

Pricing and launch date 

Whereas Google hasn’t formally confirmed a launch date for the Pixel 6 line, we now comprehend it’ll arrive “this fall”, which is autumn to us Brits.

Traditionally, the Pixel has launched in October, with final 12 months’s Pixel 5 arriving even earlier on September 30, so it will make sense that the Pixel 6 and 6 Professional comply with this timeline. 

Pricing is much less clear as Google isn’t spilling the beans simply but. The Pixel 5 marked a extra reasonably priced flip for Google at simply £599/$699. It’s attainable that Google may follow this worth with its base Pixel 6 and cost extra for the Professional mannequin. The Pixel 4 XL value £829/$899 to the 4’s £669/$799, so we would see the same £160/$100 enhance for the 6 Professional.

Sadly, it doesn’t sound as if the Pixel 6 will proceed the Pixel 5’s pattern of reasonably priced pricing anyway, which suggests the 6 Professional is prone to be much more pricey.

Google’s SVP of units and repair Rick Osterloh advised German information web site Der Spiegel in August that that the 6 Professional “has been designed particularly for customers who need the most recent know-how” and “shall be costly”, whereas even the bottom Pixel 6 may even be a “premium” telephone that “belongs within the higher section and may sustain with competing merchandise”.

Display and design 

Google has utterly revamped the design for the Pixel 6 line and the units look a lot better for it. Rumours of the three-tone rear-casing have confirmed correct, together with the digital camera bar that spans the complete width of the telephone’s rear casing. About an inch above that may be a neat color accent.

Whereas not as pronounced as on the Pixel 6, the Pixel 6 Professional may have black, champagne and silver choices with what seem like modest color accents beneath the telephone’s prime edges. It additionally gives a “gentle polished aluminium body,” in contrast with the Pixel 6’s matte aluminium end.

We don’t know the scale or decision of the Pixel 6 Professional show but however Google is showcasing the entrance of the telephone with a a lot increased display screen to physique ratio and far slimmer bezels. As predicted in current leaks, the selfie digital camera is now a punch gap within the centre of the show near the highest bezel.

Google isn’t spilling too many design or show specs proper now, however in line with renders shared by OnLeaks through Digit.in, the Pixel 6 Professional will function a 6.67-inch show in comparison with the 6.4-inches rumoured for the Pixel 6. We’ve additionally been listening to thew Professional mannequin could help a better refresh fee and will rock a plastic 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 home made 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.

It means Google will not have to depend on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips to energy its homegrown smartphones and, the corporate says, will allow its telephones to proceed to get higher over time.

In a weblog put up confirming the brand new processor, Google says: “Tensor allows us to make the Google telephones we’ve at all times envisioned — telephones that maintain 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 Tensor image

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

Not too long ago, a report by GalaxyClub (through SamMobile) has highlighted the matching codenames shared by the Google Tensor chip and Samsung’s Exynos 9855. Each processors have been known as ‘Whitechapel’, suggesting the Tensor could possibly be the unreleased Samsung chip repackaged for Google. If that is true, it may imply good issues for the Pixel 6 collection’ efficiency. The Exynos chip shares the same inside mannequin quantity to the Exynos 2100, or Exynos 9840, powering Samsung’s present flagship Galaxy S21.

Proper now, different unconfirmed specs embody a 5,000mAh battery, 12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of storage. For comparability’s sake, the common 6 is predicted to incorporate a 4,614mAh battery, 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage. Once more that is all hearsay and gained’t be confirmed by Google till this autumn.

The telephone may even be powered by Google’s personal Android 12 working system. The corporate just lately launched the beta 4 model of Android 12 to registered customers and revealed that the OS has reached platform stability that means its near being prepared for a public launch.

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Digital camera 

The Pixel 6 Professional may have a 4x optical zoom telephoto lens (presumably with a periscope design) and three rear-facing cameras in complete. That is the primary Pixel telephone to ever rock a triple digital camera array.

That’s in contrast with the 2 snappers featured on the rear of the Pixel 6. Google says these two cameras would be the identical on each units, however isn’t revealing the specs as but.

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

Rumours have instructed there’ll be a 50-megapixel essential sensor and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. The selfie digital camera, now moved to the centre of the show relatively than the left facet, is predicted to be 12-megapixels. We’re nonetheless ready on official phrase from Google. As you’ll be able to see, there’s an LED flash on board too.

Pixel 6 Pro rear camera

Twitter consumer Cstark27 (through 9to5Google) has additionally discovered hints within the Google Digital camera app’s code that factors to the 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 digital camera being within the Pixel 6 or the Pixel 6 Professional.