• Subir Biswas

Google is Ready with Pixel 6 and 6 Pro | Tech-Knowledge

Tech companies are now busy with launching their new models. Last month Apple released iPhone 13, 13 mini and 13 Pro. And now the time came for Google with Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. There were too many leaks for this model. But at the end it looks like the leaks are correct. Finally the official launch date is also announced. This will be launched on October 19th at 10 am PT through a virtual event like last year.


The first thing is noticeable is the camera arrangement which turns around the design and looks different from all other phone manufacturers. Whereas all phone manufacturers use the camera bump in the left corner from the back side (Google Pixel followed the same till Pixel 5), Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are different. The company calls the jutting camera arrangement across each phone’s back a “camera bar” and it’s reportedly needed to accommodate the ‘upgraded’ rear camera system. Google says it features “improved sensors and lenses” that are “too big to fit into a traditional square”.


SPECIFICATIONS

Google hasn’t yet handed out a complete spec sheet for these freshly-teased phones, but here’s what we know so far.

Features

Pixel 6

​Pixel 6 Pro

DISPLAY

​6.4in (403ppi) AMOLED, 90Hz, HDR10+ display

6.71in (512ppi) AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+ display

RAM

12 GB

12 GB

MEMORY

​128GB/256GB/512GB

128GB/256GB/512GB

REAR CAMERA

Two rear-facing cameras: 50Mp, (wide), PDAF, OIS; 12Mp, (ultra-wide)

Three rear-facing cameras: 50Mp, (wide), PDAF, OIS; 48Mp, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 4x optical zoom; 12Mp, (ultra-wide)

FRONT CAMERA

12 Mp

12 Mp

CONNECTIVITY

5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC

5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC

GPS

GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS

GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS

BATTERY

Non-removable lithium-polymer 4,000mAh battery

Non-removable lithium-polymer 5,000mAh battery

CONNECTOR

USB Type-C 3.1

USB Type-C 3.1


PROCESSOR: TENSOR CHIPSET

Google has revealed some of what we can expect from the custom silicon, destined for its own flagship phones; sporting what it calls “Tensor” – a name seen with a number of other Google projects, in relation to AI computing and machine learning.

An official statement states: “Tensor enables us (Google) to make the Google phones we’ve always envisioned – phones that keep getting better while tapping the most powerful parts of Google, all in a highly personalized [sic] experience. And with Tensor’s new security core and Titan M2, Pixel 6 will have the most layers of hardware security in any phone.”


It’s supposedly made on a 5nm process (matching the 888 and Exynos 2100) and – as subsequently reiterated by Google – focuses on AI and machine learning tasks, which means users can expect improvements in areas such as photography. One thing we can predict is that the Pixel 6 will come with an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chip and – combined with NFC – will support the new Digital Car Key feature in Android 12, allowing you to unlock a compatible vehicle with your phone.



POWER AND CHARGING

It seems like the Pixel 6/6 Pro won’t come with an adapter. Google’s argument is in favour of reduced environmental impact, but it’s hard not to ignore the cost benefits such a change also brings to the company. At the same time, it’s been reported that Pixel 6 test devices have been spotted plugged into 33-watt fast chargers, which if refilling Google’s next smartphones at full pace will render the Pixel 6 line the fastest-charging phones in Pixel history, with devices previously topping out at 18 watts.


It also seems Google is working on a new wireless charging stand for the Pixel 6, that will include a cooling fan. There’s no word on power output, but the fan will help keep the phone cool while it charges and looks like it will slow down if you wake the Google Assistant, presumably so the microphones can hear you better.

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