Google announces the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, powered by own custom chip

Google announced their new flagships, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The handsets will launch later in the year, likely October. The full specs will be revealed by then. For now, the search giant released some key specs including renders and details about their own custom chip.

The first thing you’ll notice right of the bat is the new design. They went away from the traditional square for the camera and moved to a strip layout that cuts across the back. Google said this was done to make room for “improved sensors and lenses.”

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, curved edges, and a lightly polished aluminum frame. It has three cameras at the back — the main camera, an ultra-wide, and a telephoto.

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6, on the other hand, has a flat 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a matte finish aluminum frame, and dual cams with a wide and an ultra-wide lenses.

Google Pixel 6
Google Pixel 6 Pro

Both handsets also have in-display fingerprint scanners and will run on the latest Android 11.

Google Tensor

The other big news here is the new Tensor system-on-chip. Tensor is the company’s first custom built SoC specifically for Pixel phones.

Google Tensor SoC

The chip was developed with AI and machine learning in mind and offers the “most layers of hardware security in any phone.” It also features customization to “run Google’s computational photography model.”

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Like the new phones, no features were mentioned apart from what was mentioned above. But since its made specifically for Pixels, we can expect optimized performance and battery life. We’ll find out more when the phones launch later this year.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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