The leaked images were bang on as the Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro really do look like the renders that had been coming out over the past few months. The phones have been unveiled by the search giant, albeit without revealing any crucial details or even their prices. What has indeed been revealed is the fact that they will both be powered by the company’s own Tensor SoC.
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s chipset gets its name from the Tensor Processing Units (TPU) that form part of it. These have been aimed at performing AI and ML tasks and in the process, allowing more leeway for the CPU and the GPU to optimize performance. Regarding the CPU and the GPU, however, nothing has been revealed, including whether they are completely made by Google or not.
With the Tensor SoC, it’s clear that the company is finally challenging the big guns in the market and Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh has confirmed to The Verge that the Pixel 6 will “certainly be a premium-priced product.” Google’s security-focused Titan M chip will also form part of the Tensor SoC.
The Pixel 6 Pro will ship with a 6.7-inch curved QHD+ display bearing a 120Hz refresh rate. Its triple camera array will feature a new wide-angle main sensor, an ultrawide sensor, and a 4X optical zoom telephoto lens. The display on the Pixel 6 will be a flat 6.4-inch FHD+ panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. It will have the same wide and ultra-wide sensors but miss the telephoto camera.
Google is promising big strides in video capture as well – an area where it significantly lags behind other biggies in the market. Furthermore, a demo shown behind closed doors showcased an AI and ML-based technology that significantly sharpens blurred images.
October is probably when you’ll hear more about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, including their price and release date details. Stay tuned to this space till then.