Google Pixel 6 Preview: Release Date, Specifications, Price, and More – Updated on August 27, 2021
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be available soon. Much information has leaked about both of these phones, but we’ll concentrate on the Pixel 6 in this piece. We’ll compile any pertinent material that has emerged so far to give you a sneak peek at the Google Pixel 6. The Pixel 6 is the smaller of the two phones that will be released, but as you’ll see later in the article, the smartphone won’t be tiny in and of itself.
The Pixel 6 series, in general, will vary significantly from what Google provided last year. It will vary not just in terms of design but also in terms of internals. Google seems to be shifting its emphasis once again, with ambitions to bring luxury Pixel smartphones to the people. As most of you are undoubtedly aware, the Pixel 5 was a mid-range smartphone released last year. However, this adjustment most likely implies that the Pixel 6 series will be more expensive. At this point, Google has even released a slew of official details on both devices, which we’ll go over in more detail below. In any case, let’s take a look at what the basic Pixel 6 is anticipated to provide.
This page will be frequently updated with fresh information about the Google Pixel 6 (a preview article) — both official teases and reliable leaks, rumors, and an insider claims — as it becomes available in the lead-up to the forthcoming Android smartphone’s debut. The most recent update occurred on August 27.
The Google Pixel 6 marks the beginning of a new design language for Pixel flagships.
The Pixel 6 has already been shown in CAD-based renderings, and those renders have been mostly verified by official photos released by Google. The Google Pixel 6 will be constructed of metal and glass. The gadget will have a more daring look than its predecessor, but it will not be as minimalistic. It will include a variety of colors and an unusual camera island that will emerge from the rear. This camera strap will be horizontal and extend from the left to the right edge. It will, however, be bent towards the sides.
The Pixel 6 will have a flat display and what seems to be more bezel around the display than we’d prefer. At least, that’s how it seems in these renderings since Google has yet to reveal the phone’s front side. It’s worth noting that the bezels aren’t very thick, but they do seem thicker than anticipated. The phone will have a boxy appearance with sharp corners. All physical keys will remain on the right side, along with a power/lock key above the volume rocker buttons. A display camera hole, which will be centered, will also be added.
On the rear of the Pixel 6, there will be three cameras.
Unlike its brother, the Pixel 6 will have three cameras on the back and one on the front. We’ll go over this in more detail in the camera portion of our preview. The phone will be approximately 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm (11.8mm with the camera hump), according to the source, although we don’t know how much it will weigh just yet. Google’s official renderings are available in the gallery below. The business did, in fact, provide a slew of photos, so the design of both phones is virtually confirmed at this time. A video teaser was also published, revealing the front side of the ‘Pro’ model.
A 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate & larger body than expected
We’ve previously mentioned that the Pixel 6 will be bigger than anticipated. Its specs were revealed in a leak, and Google verified certain details. Google stated that the phone would have a 6.4-inch flat display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, and that it will most likely be a fullHD+ AMOLED screen. The Pixel 6 will be nearly as broad as the Pixel 6 Pro due to its display size, display aspect ratio, and bezels. It will also not be any shorter. According to the information available, it will measure 158.6mm in height and 74.8mm broad. That implies it’ll be far bigger than the Pixel 5, much alone the Pixel 4a. In other words, Google does not plan to release a small Pixel 6 flagship.
Google will feature the company’s first CPU
Google has also revealed that the Pixel 6 will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. As a result, the Pixel 6 and its sibling will be the first Pixel smartphones to have an under-display fingerprint scanner. The phone will be powered by Google’s own silicon, the company’s first SoC. According to the business, this processor is known as ‘Google Tensor.’ Samsung will produce the chip. It was codenamed ‘Whitechapel,’ but that will not be its final name. That semiconductor is said to have been created in collaboration with Samsung.
According to the leaks, the CPU will be less powerful than the Snapdragon 888 but more powerful than the Snapdragon 865. Keep in mind that we’re talking about raw power here. Google is anticipated to incorporate its own NPU and ISP on the inside, as well as to adapt its phones to it, so performance should be fine. According to rumors, ARM will supply the GPU inside the Pixel 6. Google made a lot of noise over the Tensor chip but didn’t reveal anything about it.
UWB (ultra-wideband) connection is also reported to be included on the Google Pixel 6. This feature will improve the device’s location-based functionality. The Google Pixel 6 is said to have a 4,614mAh battery, although we don’t know about charging just yet. It will, without a doubt, provide rapid charging, but we don’t know how fast. We also don’t know whether wireless charging will be available on the entry-level device. The gadget will include 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage. Android 12 will be installed by default. It’s also worth mentioning that Google is doing rid of the Pixel 5’s under-display speaker.
Unfortunately, a charger will not be provided
Google does not seem to intend to provide a charger with the Pixel 6. A charging cable, but not a charging brick, will be supplied. The gadget is said to support 33W rapid wired charging, but you’ll need to purchase a charger separately. Wireless charging should be featured as well, but we don’t have any specifics at the time. In terms of battery capacity, the Pixel 6 is rumored to have a 4,614mAh battery.
Google will make use of Samsung’s 5G modem.
Google has confirmed that the Pixel 6 phones will be compatible with mmWave 5G technology. Google seems to be working with Samsung since Samsung will supply a modem for that technology to become a reality in the two phones.
New camera sensors are on their way.
The Pixel smartphones from Google are well-known for their excellent photography capabilities. Google has used the same (primary) camera sensor since the Pixel 2, so it has been doing so for a long time. With the Pixel 6, the firm will finally offer a new camera sensor, or rather, sensors. All of the camera sensors will be distinct, but the primary emphasis will, of course, be on the main one.
Google maintained camera performance at a good level while using a very old camera sensor, so it will be fascinating to see what Google delivers this time. On the rear, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is anticipated to have identical primary and ultrawide cameras. Google would not confirm it, but it hyped up the cameras, promising additional and bigger sensors shortly.
The camera sensor from Samsung may be added.
The Pixel 6 may have a Samsung camera sensor for its primary camera. On many occasions, certain indicators for the ISOCELL sensor were discovered in the Google Camera app, although this does not necessarily indicate anything. If such is the case, the 50-megapixel ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor may be a suitable fit for the camera. This camera sensor has a 1.4um pixel size and measures 1/1.12-inch. According to the leaked information, the Pixel 6 will also enable a 4K selfie video. However, we still don’t know anything regarding the front-facing camera.
One of the reports suggested a “gimbal-like steady cam mode.” The same insider also said that we should anticipate “significant improvements in the video.” It remains to be seen whether or not that will happen.
According to the most recent rumors, the Pixel 6 will include a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide unit. It will reportedly include an 8-megapixel camera on the front. A selfie flash may be added as well. The ISOCELL GN2 is a Samsung sensor; however, we don’t know whether it will be included or not.
Another intriguing detail revealed by Google is the impact of the Google Tensor processor on cameras. It will be solid in that respect and will have a much greater impact on camera performance than any prior processors. It will also be capable of applying frame-by-frame HDR to movies. In fact, Google has said that the Pixel 6 camera would attempt to correct face blur in photos.
New accessories are also on the way.
At the moment, we don’t know much about the Pixel 6 accessories, although some details have emerged. Google is said to be planning the release of a new wireless charger with the Pixel 6 series. According to the article, it would feature three distinct fan speeds. It’s also anticipated to provide quicker wireless charging than its predecessor, but we don’t have any specifics on that yet.
Some generic, third-party cases for the gadget have also emerged, as shown below. These are not, in any way, Google’s official products. They do, however, reveal two alternative methods of covering the strange camera hump on the rear. What Google will do about it remains to be seen.
The Pixel 6 lineup is expected to be unveiled on September 30
The Google Pixel 6 series is expected to launch on September 30th. Although the exact date has not been confirmed, Google did mention it at its Google I/O keynote speech last week. While discussing Android 12, the date of September 30 was mentioned in certain promotional materials. Android 12 is anticipated to come in August, or at least in its stable version, which means that the release date of September 30 will not be the case. However, it is possible that the Pixel 6 devices, which will come pre-installed with Android 12, will be released on that day.
Although we have yet to learn how much the Pixel 6 will cost, Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware director, has said that both phones would be “premium-priced devices.” Their price will most likely be in the neighborhood of $1,000. With the Pixel 6 series, Google is essentially returning to the premium sector of the market. The Google Pixel 6 series will be supported by a substantial marketing expenditure, and the company has said that it intends to gain market share this time around. According to reports, the marketing budget for the Galaxy S series smartphones will be so large that it will compete with the budget for Samsung’s Galaxy S series devices. The fact that Google seems to be now ready to sell its devices, as it should have done a long time ago, is very remarkable in and of itself. There will be a lot of advertising in the Pixel 6 launch markets.
We also have an answer to the issue of where the Pixel 6 will be available for purchase… at least in terms of the nations where it will be available for purchase at launch time. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.