- Google just revealed a ton of early information about the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
- Included with the announcement are images of the device, which closely match previous leaks.
- The company also divulged some other details about the new flagship phones.
We’ve seen a ton of leaks already related to Google’s upcoming flagship Pixels, but now we have the real deal. Out of the blue, the company just revealed images, naming, and other aspects and features of the Pixel 6 series.
The series will include the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This is the first time there’s been a “Pro” Pixel, with Google usually opting for an “XL” moniker.
Check out the image below of the Pro model in multiple colorways.
And here’s another photo showcasing the Pixel 6 Pro camera:
As you can see, the previously leaked renders from Steve Hemmerstoffer (and others) appear to have been mostly correct. However, the large selection of colorways is very surprising (and a welcome surprise at that).
Google confirmed that the Pixel 6 will have a matte aluminum finish, which is likely similar to what we saw on the Pixel 5. It also confirmed the Pixel 6 Pro will have a polished aluminum frame, which heavily suggests the back of that phone will be made of glass.
The name and design of the phone isn’t the only thing Google showed off, though.
Google Pixel 6 processor is called ‘Google Tensor’
Previously, we learned that Google was developing its own silicon for the next Pixel flagships. The codename for this silicon was “Whitechapel.” Now, Google has confirmed that the market name for this new mobile CPU is Google Tensor.
Google emphasizes that Tensor is developed with machine learning and artificial intelligence features at the forefront. It also emphasized that Tensor will have “the most layers of hardware security in any phone.” That’s a bold statement, but Google didn’t offer too much info to back it up, at least not yet.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned that the Tensor system has been four years in the making.
Other details from another source
Over at The Verge, Dieter Bohn got some hands-on time with the new phones. While he wasn’t able to take any pics or videos, he does add some more info that Google didn’t officially announce.
According to Bohn, the Google Pixel 6 Pro will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display will have “slightly” curved edges, which hopefully means it won’t have too many phantom touch issues. On the back, there will be three lenses: a new wide-angle, an ultra-wide, and a 4x optical zoom telephoto.
Meanwhile, The Verge contends that the vanilla Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Unlike the Pro model, its display is flat. It also lacks a telephoto camera on the rear.
Both phones will have in-display fingerprint sensors and the Tensor SoC. They both will also have the Titan M2 security chip built in.
Sundar Pichai says the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will launch this fall. That likely means late September or early October.