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Google Pixel 6 release date, price and specs

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UPDATE Oct 17, 2021 – With just a few days remaining from the release of the new Google Pixel 6, fans can’t wait for the all-new phone with an expected overhaul. The new device is said to come with new plans on everything from the design to the custom chips, and cameras.

Launching in two different variants, the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro, the latter of the two is being claimed as the most ambitious phone to come out this year.

Google Pixel 6 chipset

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The biggest update that we can expect with the Google Pixel 6 is the new and improved chipset as Google has decided to let go of the Qualcomm chipsets and give way to their own chips, the Tensor chips. These chips have been designed to integrate better AI and machine learning that would drastically improve the processing capabilities and picture quality of the phone.

The Tensor chips are said to be the most innovative pieces of hardware to come out this year, especially with their integration with the phone’s camera, allowing for sharper images. For example, if you manage to take a blurry picture of a person, the Tensor Processing Unit can take that image, employ the Face Unblur technology, and produce sharper shots.

The chipset will also bring AI and machine learning to videos as everything becomes automated. If you want to take pictures of a sunset, the processor would be able to identify the exposure and adjust the white balance accordingly, ensuring seamless, and breathtaking imagery.

Additionally, it allows you to edit your speech-to-text during the speech, thanks to machine learning. It has also made the feature a lot more efficient and faster. And this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Tensor Processors.

Google Pixel 6 Camera

It has been officially confirmed that the Google Pixel 6 series will boast both the main sensor and an ultra-wide camera. As the Pro variant comes out with 4x optical zoom, thanks to the telephoto lens. Other confirmed features to have been incorporated in the Pixel 6 from retail leakers are the Magic Eraser and the Face Unblur.

Another leak, based upon the code found within the latest Google Pixel app, suggests that the upcoming phones can have a 50MP GN1 sensor from Samsung. Similarly, the subsequent leak referred to the incorporating of the telephoto lens with a 12MP sensor while the ultrawide angle camera will feature a 48MP sensor. A leaked image by Evan Blass on Twitter also verified the addition of 3 cameras in the upcoming device.

Google Pixel 6 Design

One of the most striking features coming with the new Google Pixel 6 is the updated design as both phones appear to take on a rather sleek look with a singular black rectangular camera bar at the top rear of the phone. The phone also boasts a two-tone design and has incorporated fresher colors for the soon-to-be-available models, which are pink, bluish-gray with a pale yellow accent, and black model with a light-gray top accent.

Google Pixel Design

The rear of the phone is to be made entirely out of glass and will have a matte finish to it, however, the region above the camera bar is to be a lot glossier and brighter. An image off from the leakers, Evan Blass’s Twitter will help you get a better idea about how the final product will look like.

The front of the phones the all-screen design to new levels as except the punched holed cut-out for the selfie camera, the front is literally all screen. And with the negativity incorporated with the under-screen earpiece of the Google Pixel 5, they have decided to go traditional with the Pixel 6 and have incorporated a rather tame earpiece speaker.

Since the release, Google has been teasing the design of the phone with the help of a video and post made earlier.

And so far, from what we have gathered, Google has come up with a rather attractive phone. The Pixel 6 is featured on a Google store in New York and it confirms everything we seem to know of the phone in terms of design.

Google Pixel 6 Display

The Google Pixel 6 is rumored to feature a 6.4-inch full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate while the larger Pro variant will have a 6.7-inch panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Although fans expected both phones to boast a 120Hz display, it’s understandable that the company wanted to make two distinguishable products at different price ranges.

The XDA leak also claims that the Pro variant with a 120Hz display will come with a full QHD resolution, which might lower the refresh rate by a mere 10Hz to protect battery life. But this might also lead to the phone sporting an adaptive display similar to Apple’s 13 series.

Google Pixel 6 Price and Release Date

Another leak by the infamous Indian leaker, Yogesh Brar, claims the Pixel 6 to be priced at a staggering $749 which is definitely not a measly sum, however, is still more affordable than the price tag on the iPhone 13.

Another leak claims that the phone will be priced at €649 in Europe, while the Pro variant will have a large price tag of €899.

A German retailer verified this rumor as they claimed that the price tag in Germany is expected to be €649.

If this is true then the upcoming phone is expected to be only €20 more than the existing Pixel 5. This is pretty good for a new flagship phone if you ask us.

The pre-orders and the initial release date for the Pixel 6 are set for October 19. And fans are saving up to get their hands on one as soon as possible. The phone will reportedly hit the stores on October 28.

Nov 2, 2020 Updates

Google Pixel 5 is behind us. And if you believe the early customers, you would not want to take a look at it. The loyal Pixel fans are already looking forward to the next year’s Google Pixel 6. Even though the Pixel 6 is about a year away, leaks and rumors about the device have already started surfacing. In this post, let’s dive into the rumored features, specs, and release date of the Google Pixel 6.

Release date

The Pixel 5 was unveiled on September 30, 2020. Last year’s Pixel 4 launched on October 15 and the 2018 Pixel 3 arrived on October 18. The search engine giant has launched its flagship Pixel handsets just in time for the holiday shopping season. We expect the Pixel 6 to launch around October in 2021.

Specs

Considering the Pixel 6 is about a year away, there is limited information about its features and specifications.

According to a report, Google has been developing a custom chip code-named Whitechapel, which could power the Pixel 6. The search engine giant has already explored chip design by developing its own security chip Titan M and the image processing chip Pixel Neural Core.

According to Korean publication ETNews, Google has teamed up with Samsung to design a custom processor. The chipset could end up powering the next year’s Pixel 6. It will allow Google to move away from Qualcomm chips and close the gap with Apple’s A-series processors.

ETNews added that Google was looking to strengthen its hardware business including smartphones, AR glasses, and smart home speakers.

The search engine giant is also expected to bring back the Project Soli radar chip. Google introduced Soli with Pixel 4 but removed it from Pixel 5. The radar chip enabled Motion Gestures, allowing you to control certain aspects of the device without touching it. Google is reportedly planning to bring back the Soli radar chip with the Pixel 6 next year.

Price

The company has reduced the starting price of Pixel 5 to make it more affordable. But it had to make certain compromises including the design, Soli chip and processing power to cut costs. The Pixel 5 starts at $699 compared to the Pixel 4’s $799. If Google opts for a premium processor, design, and features, it could price the Pixel 6 in the same range as Pixel 4 or even higher.

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Vikas Shukla

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