The Pixel range of smartphones has been nothing short of a global success from the start. They’ve phones that are known for their excellent software, world-class cameras, and the latest toys from Google. The Pixel 5 carried on with that tradition, and the company has recently announced the release of the latest iteration of the range, the Pixel 6.
With a release date set for later this year, there’s a lot of hope that the Pixel 6 will take all the best parts of its predecessors while addressing many of the faults that users voiced over the last year. This is what we know so far about the new Pixel 6.
The Pixel line has always fostered attention thanks to its great cameras, but their hardware specs started to lag behind with the Pixel 5. So far, Google has officially confirmed that the normal 6 will receive two cameras, while the Pixel 6 Pro will be getting three, with the added shooter being an optical telephoto. There’s also been speculation that Google will be switching over to a new photo sensor for the first time since the Pixel 2, and that there will be significant upgrades to the video capture capabilities of the 6.
There has also been a suggestion that the main camera on the Pixel 6 will be a 50MP, although there have not been any official sources to verify the claim so far. Some code found in the Google Camera app also suggests that the 6 Pro’s selfie camera may be able to record up to 4K video, which is a lot higher than most selfie cameras on the market at the moment.
One of the most important features of the new line of Pixels is Google Tensor, which is a brand new custom chipset that Google says will give the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro improved performance; speeding up the camera, better speech recognition, translation, and much more. Those that make heavy use of the Google Assistant feature will be glad to hear that it should run much better on the 6, as it will be able to process information directly on the device rather than first sending it off to Google’s servers, potentially shaving off seconds of time in terms of overall responsiveness.
It’s also expected that the overall performance of the device should be close to the upcoming Galaxy S22 that will be released at some point next year, as the Tensor chipset is based on Samsung’s Exynos 9855, meaning great performance overall, from browsing the web to the latest online gambling in Canada.
On top of the new chipset, it’s rumoured that the 6 will also come with 8GB of RAM, as well as 128GB of storage available, which can be instead changed to 256GB, although the Pro version is expected to have 12GB of RAM as well as up to 512GB of storage. A fingerprint reader may possibly be put on the front beneath the screen, and the battery capacity will be around 5000mAh, and will support wireless charging.