Google has lifted the veil off of its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, but only slightly. From the looks of it, the phones have two things going for them to help stand out from the crowd. One is the new look to the rear camera setup. Another, and the more important one of the two, is the use of the custom Google Tensor chipset.
For the most part, the specs of both the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are still a mystery. Google has only revealed some details of its custom Tensor chipset, which is made to power the increasing number of features that make use of AI and machine learning. In addition to that, the new chipset also comes with the Titan M2 chip for security.
But for the phones themselves, The Verge reports that the regular Google Pixel 6 will come with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 90Hz display, while the Pro model will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz display. Both phones will also feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. For cameras, the Pro model comes with three – a main sensor, a wide angle shooter, and a 4X optical-zoom folded telephoto lens. The regular model will be making do without that last one.
So excited to share our new custom Google Tensor chip, which has been 4 yrs in the making (📎 for scale)! Tensor builds off of our 2 decades of computing experience and it’s our biggest innovation in Pixel to date. Will be on Pixel 6 + Pixel 6 Pro in fall. https://t.co/N95X6gFxLf pic.twitter.com/wHiEJRHJwy
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) August 2, 2021
As mentioned earlier, Google hasn’t revealed much else in terms of the specs, for both the Pixel 6 and the Pro model. Both are slated to launch in fall, which means that they will have to be released by November. It’s likely that the company will only release the full spec sheet for both closer to the launch date. It also remains to be seen if they will officially be available here on our shores, unlike its predecessors.