Google Pixel 6 is an upcoming mobile by Google. The Google Pixel 6 – or at least the Pixel 6 Pro – could be the most exciting Pixel phone in years. Google has officially revealed these handsets, and they look just like the leaks predicted: sleek devices with a visor-like camera block that splits the back cover in two. The biggest feature of the upcoming Pixel phones is a new system-on-chip called Tensor that is designed to provide the Pixel 6 series with a bunch of AI powers we haven't seen before. Expect more that just improved computational photography.

Google's new announcement spotlights that both phones will have many of the same features: the new Tensor system-on-chip designed by Google, a camera bar that runs along the back of the phone, camera sensors that take in 150% more light than the Pixel 5 and an ultra wide lens. Software improvements (more on that in a bit) will also come to both models, including Android 12's Material You design, along with speech recognition and photography improvements powered by the Tensor.


The Google Pixel 6's killer feature is the new Tensor SoC, which is focusing big on AI and machine learning. For example, the Tensor Processing Unit could take a blurry image of a toddler and make the child's face sharper. The TPU knows it's a face and make the necessary adjustments. In addition, the Pixel 6 can apply AI and computational photography to video. When using speech-to-text, the TPU can let you edit words on the keyboard even while you're speaking, and the speaking to type is almost instantaneous. These are just some of the things Tensor is capable of.


Moving to the camera bar, the Pixel 6 Pro has three cameras, including a telephoto lens with a 4x optical zoom. The standard Pixel 6 won't have the telephoto lens. The exact megapixels were not disclosed by Google, but previous rumoured specs put a 50-megapixel wide camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera on both models. The telephoto lens on the Pro model is rumoured to have a 48-megapixel lens. The rumoured camera specs come from a spec sheet published by Prosser.


The most striking thing about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is its design. Both Pixel phones feature a large black rectangular camera bar across the top of the phones’ rears along with a two-tone design. The Pixel 6 offers a few colour options, including pink, bluish-grey with a pale yellow accent and black model with a light-grey top accent colour. The Pixel 6 Pro black-on-grey model a white model with a cream or pale slate accent bar and a pale orange with brighter orange accent. The majority of the glass rear appears to have a matte finish, whereas the space above the camera bar appears to have a brighter, glossier tone.The front of the Pixel 6 is almost all screen with a centered hole punch cutout for the selfie camera. And it's also good to see the thin bezels around the display.


The Google Pixel 6 will feature a 6.4-inch full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Google's larger Pixel 6 Pro sports a 6.7-inch panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. We would have liked to see a 120Hz panel on the smaller Pixel 6, but it makes sense that Google would want to differentiate the two handsets.


The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 6 in favor of an under-display fingerprint scanner. This should make it easier to unlock both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.Google could go with a bigger battery for the Pixel 6. Recent rumors suggest that the Pixel 6 Pro will have a nice, big 5,000 mAh battery to power its large display. Jon Prosser expects that to happen, adding that the Pixel 6 will feature a 4,614 mAh battery — a big improvement over the Pixel 5.


Based on speculation alone, we have a pretty good idea of when Google will release the Pixel 6. Google has unveiled a new Pixel phone in October every year.Google's Pixel release dates usually follow a similarly predictable pattern, putting phones for sale within a week or two of being announced. Thus, we'd expect to see the Pixel 6 both unveiled and released within the month of October .Finally, Google announced improvements to its software for "a more accurate and inclusive camera" that works better for a variety of skin tones. This upgrade includes adjustments to the phone's auto-white-balance algorithm.

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