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Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro key specs, design, Tensor chip officially confirmed

Highlights

  • Google has revealed key details of the Pixel 6 lineup
  • The Pixel 6 duo will be powered by the in-house Tensor chip
  • They will feature up to 120Hz displays and triple cameras

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are expected to go official in October this year. Today, Google has released plenty of information about the upcoming Pixel 6 series including their key specs and design.

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The search engine giant has confirmed that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be powered by its custom-made Google Tensor chip. These phones will be sporting high refresh rate displays and advanced cameras. The Pixel 6 duo will sport a dual-tone design.

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro design

Google Pixel 6 official renders

Google Pixel 6 official renders

Like the current flagships from mainstream brands, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are equipped with displays with a  center-aligned punch-hole. The Pixel 6 has a flat display, while the Pixel 6 Pro features a slightly curved screen. Both smartphones are equipped with an in-screen fingerprint scanners.

Flipping the Pixel 6 duo to their back reveals the large-sized horizontal camera bar made from glass. The metal railing running along its edges protects it from scratches. The glass portion above the camera bar has a different colour, while the glass panel below has a different hue.

The frame of the Pixel 6 has a matte aluminium finish, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro gets a polished aluminium frame. As can be seen in the official images, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will both come in three colours.

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro key specifications

Google Pixel 6 Pro official renders

Google Pixel 6 Pro official renders

The Google Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ display that offers a 90Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro is fitted with a 6.7-inch QHD+ screen that delivers a higher 120Hz refresh rate. Its triple camera unit includes a telephoto lens that carries support for 4x optical zoom. The Pixel 6’s camera setup lacks a telephoto lens. It goes without saying that the Pixel 6 duo will offer an Android 12 experience. For added security, the upcoming Pixel phones will feature the Titan M2 security chip.

Past reports had claimed that Google was developing an in-house chip for the next-generation Pixel phones. Leaked information had revealed that it is codenamed as “Whitechapel.” Today, the company confirmed that its chip will be called Tensor. The search engine giant did not reveal the specifications of the Tensor but claimed that it is developed with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Coming back to the specs, a recent leak claimed that the Pixel 6 will have an 8-megapixel front camera, whereas the Pro model will get a 12-megapixel selfie camera setup. The vanilla model’s triple-camera system may include a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro’s rear camera setup has an additional 48-megapixel telephoto sensor.

The Pixel 6 is likely to come with 8GB of RAM, 128GB / 256GB of storage, and a 4,614mAh battery. The Pixel 6 Pro may arrive with 12GB of RAM, 128GB / 256GB / 512GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. There is no information available on the fast-charging capabilities of these phones. The Pixel 6 series is rumoured to arrive with other features like 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, AER certification, and at least 5 years of software updates.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.