Google is currently developing a pair of smartphones, which will be unveiled in their entirety later this year. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been formally teased by Google, which has provided some information on what we may anticipate from the devices.
As previously said, we have a separate feature dedicated to the Pixel 6 Pro, but for the sake of this article, we will concentrate on what we have heard and learned about the Pixel 6.
Prices start at £599/$699 and are scheduled for release in October 2021.
However, Google has stated that the Pixel 6 will “debut this autumn,” and that is the only official information we have at this time. Previous Google release trends would indicate that October 2021 would be a decent month to pencil in, although that hasn’t been verified as of this writing.
In terms of pricing, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 were at the high end of the smartphone market, while the Pixel 5 was in the mid-range category due to its lower price.
It’s not yet known if the Pixel 6 will receive a price increase to bring it back into flagship territory, or whether Google will stay with the somewhat cheaper cost for the time being. If the cost is in the same ballpark as the Pixel 5, we might see prices starting at about £599/$699 for the device.
Consider that the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to be the flagship device, which means it will most likely be more costly.
under-display front camera?
Modifications to the back design of the Pro model
Earlier today, Google released official photos of the forthcoming Pixel 6 from the back, and the design is in line with previously leaked renderings of the device. The Pixel 3 has undergone a significant makeover in comparison to prior models, with a big camera housing on the back that spans the width of the phone. Because the camera has been changed, it no longer fits inside the square camera housing seen on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 smartphones, according to Google.
Google did not reveal the device’s face, which was understandable given that the company wanted to leave something to the imagination, but leaked renderings from different sites indicate a centrally located punch hole camera, very low bezels, and a flat display for the Pixel 6.
The renderings also indicate the presence of an under-display fingerprint sensor – something that is very possible given the fact that under-display fingerprint scanners have been available for a while and are found on many of Pixel’s rival smartphones. The actual back fingerprint sensor seen on prior Pixels is also absent from the official Pixel 6 pictures provided by Google, suggesting that the shift to an under-display fingerprint sensor is more probable than previously thought.
The work of Jon Prosser x RendersbyIan
Some have speculated about an under-display front camera, after the filing of a Google patent; however, we’d be shocked if we saw anything like that this year and the renderings indicate that it won’t be occurring this time around.
Google has said that the Pixel 6 will have a matte surface, and the official photos that have been published show it in three color combinations: orange/red, light blue/green, and black/grey.
Pixel 6: 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with an under-display fingerprint reader and a refresh rate of 120Hz.
In comparison to the Pixel 5, the Pixel 6 is expected to feature a slightly bigger display, measuring 6.4 inches, according to reports. It’s said to have a flat display rather than a curved one like the Pixel 6 Pro, which is expected to be released soon.
Rumors have also suggested that it would feature a Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, among other things. Support for high dynamic range (HDR) is also planned.
3.Hardware and specifications
The tensor chip developed by Google
8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, UWB technology, and 5G connection are also available.
Google has revealed that it is developing its own system-on-a-chip, known as Tensor. Security is at the forefront of this chip, according to its developer who has worked on it for four years. The chip has a new security core and the Titan M2 memory system. Google claims that the Pixel 6 will feature “the greatest number of layers of protection available in any phone.”
According to previous rumors, the processor may provide performance comparable to that of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series chips. There are also rumors that it will have raw performance that is comparable to that of the Snapdragon 865 and 888, and that it will have a Neural Processing Unit and an Image Signal Processor.
Regarding other specifications, the Pixel 6 is reported to include 8GB of RAM and a storage option of 128GB or 256GB, with the latter being the default.
A Google spokesperson stated that the company’s forthcoming Digital Car Key functionality will make use of ultra-wideband technology, which is presently not available in any Pixel devices – a clue that it would be included in a future version.
According to rumors, the battery’s capacity is 4614mAh.
Front-facing cameras capable of capturing 4K footage
Pixel 6 has a dual-rear camera (50MP+12MP) and an 8MP front camera.
Google Pixel phones have always been lauded for their outstanding cameras, and we fully anticipate that the Pixel 6 will follow in that tradition. At the very least, we hope it does.
In addition to the twin back cameras confirmed by Google’s official pictures, the Pixel 6 Pro will also feature a triple rear camera setup, according to the company. The Pixel 6 is expected to include a primary camera with a resolution of 50 megapixels and an ultra-wide-angle camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels, but this has not been verified as of yet. Officially, the only thing we know is that the camera system has been upgraded.
Moreover, according to other speculations related to cameras, the proposed 8-megapixel front camera will be capable of recording in 4K resolution, and video recording, in general, would be enhanced when compared to the Pixel 5. Furthermore, a bigger Samsung sensor and a gimbal-like camera mode are expected to be included.
Aside from that, there hasn’t been much information revealed about the back cameras of the two phones in leaks, although capabilities such as Night Sight are anticipated to be included on the Pixel 6.
What has occurred thus far with the Google Pixel 6 rumors?
Here’s all we’ve learned so far about the Google Pixel 6 smartphone. Google acknowledges the release of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which are powered by Google Tensor. Google announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in a blog post, revealing the design of the smartphones as well as the new technology they will be running on when they debut in the autumn of this year.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL names first emerge in developer form on July 13, 2021.
Following the start of this year’s Google for Games Developer Summit, where new tools for Android game developers were announced, the Pixel 6 and, more interestingly, the Pixel 6 XL both appeared on a form for a new game mode API, which was spotted by XDA Developers. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL were both spotted on a form for a new game mode API, which was spotted by XDA Developers.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro specifications are disclosed in a fresh leak on July 9, 2021.
According to Jon Prosser, a lot of missing specifications for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been revealed. These include RAM, storage, and battery information.
More Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera specifications are leaked on May 28, 2021.
FrontTron, a leaker on Twitter, said that the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will feature a steady cam mode similar to that of a gimbal, a larger Samsung sensor, and significant video recording enhancements.
More Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 5a 5G specifications are disclosed in a leak on May 25, 2021.
In a podcast, Max Weinbach said that the Whitechapel SoC would provide raw performance in the range of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 888 and that it will have a Neural Processing Unit and an Image Signal Processor.
He also said that the orange model would be more peach in color rather than pink and that models in green, black, and silver were also in the works.
The Google Pixel 6 makes its debut on May 24, 2021, in a visually beautiful design leak.
Following up on his Pixel 6 Pro images, leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has released some renders of the Pixel 6, as well as some more details on the device.
The innovative design of the Google Pixel 6 Pro is depicted once again on May 21, 2021.
OnLeaks, a serial leaker, has released some Pixel 6 Pro renderings, which match the images previously published by Jon Prosser. They exhibit a similar design but provide some more information, such as the screen size of the 6 Pro and a few more viewing angles.
Pixel 6 model numbers were found in the Android 12 Beta on May 19, 2021.
The Android 12 Beta has revealed information on devices that have not yet been launched.
Google I/O, held on May 18, 2021, saw the announcement of Android 12.
In conjunction with its I/O developer conference, Google unveiled Android 12, which has a significant makeover. The firm also mentioned “fall” as a possible debut date for the Pixels, as well as a possible inclusion of ultrawideband (UWB) technology in a future Pixel device.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro renderings released on May 14, 2021, indicate a significant shift in appearance.
In conjunction with @RendersbyIan, Jon Prosser released some renderings of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which you can see below. In the words of Prosser, the renderings were generated from real-world photos of the actual object rather than from blueprints.
Pixel 6 will be equipped with a bespoke ‘Whitechapel’ chip on May 6, 2021?
Another piece of evidence indicates that Google is developing a bespoke Whitechapel chip that will be used in the Pixel 6.
4th of May, 2021: The Pixel 6 may compete with the iPhone 12 by including a UWB connection.
Google is testing with UWB support on a future device codenamed Raven, which may be the Pixel 6, according to XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, who shared the information on Twitter.
Google is working on a UWB connection, which may be used for the Pixel 6 family as early as April 30th, 2021.
A Google article said that the company was testing the integration of UWB technology into its Android devices, with some predicting that this might be included in the Pixel 6 smartphones.
The Pixel 6 may be powered by a ‘GS101’ processor developed by Google and released on April 5, 2021.
Google has said that it is working on two phones that will use an Arm-based “GS101” CPU and will be dubbed “Whitechapel.”
Pixel 6 may utilize a Google-designed CPU instead of a Qualcomm processor as of April 2, 2021.
According to XDA Developers, Google is working on new GS101 silicon for its Pixel phones, which will be released in 2021. It said as follows: “The SoC will have a three-cluster configuration with a TPU (Tensor Processing Unit). Moreover, Google refers to its next Pixel smartphones as “dauntless-equipped phones,” a phrase that we think alludes to the fact that they will be equipped with an embedded Titan M security processor (code-named Citadel).”
17 March 2021: Android 12 DP2 teases a future Pixel smartphone featuring an under-display fingerprint scanner, according to the Android developer community.
According to XDA Developers, they have discovered evidence in the Android 12 code that indicates the Pixel 6 may have an under-display fingerprint sensor as well.
Google Pixel 6 is expected to have a centered hole-punch camera and a 4K selfie video on March 9, 2021.
Google investigated an update to the Google Pixel camera software that indicates the Pixel 6 may have a centrally located punch hole camera and be capable of capturing 4K video in its entirety.
On the 18th of February in the year 2021, the Android 12 code may reveal certain Pixel 6 features.
Mishaal Rahman of XDA Developers tweeted several features he discovered in the Android 12 developer code, claiming that UI improvements make it more one-handed friendly and that there was some mention of under-display fingerprint scanner compatibility with face recognition, as well as other things.