Listed below are the primary official Pixel 6 photos and data
The pixel 6. Notice that the lower one has a larger area over the camera block? This is the “Pro” model.
The Pixel 6 Pro (left) and Pixel 6 (right).
A higher resolution image of the Pixel 6 Pro.
The camera hump is pretty big.
A picture of the “Google Tensor” chip.
Google has published an official “sneak peek” of its upcoming Pixel 6 flagship. Included in a tweet storm and teaser website, we’re finally getting official pictures and endorsements for a lot of the rumors that have been out there.
One of the most exciting aspects of the Pixel 6 to begin with is the inclusion of the Google “Whitechapel” SoC. This is Google’s first in-house SoC that will serve as the main chip for the phone. It represents Google, which is giving up Qualcomm as the SoC maker and is taking a more Apple-like vertical approach to its phone hardware. The chip is officially called “Google Tensor” and is described by the company as “the brand new chip specially developed by Google for Pixel”.
“The highlight of Tensor is that it can process the most powerful AI and ML models from Google directly on # Pixel6. You will see a different experience for the camera, speech recognition and many other Pixel 6 functions, ”Google said in its posts today. “Speech recognition is another fundamental technology and you’ll see a huge improvement in # Pixel6. Google Tensor allows us to make great strides in the areas of: voice commands, translation, subtitles, and dictation.”
Another presumed perk not mentioned in the thread is that the Google Tensor chip is supposed to allow Google to support the Pixel 6 for more than three years. When creating an Android update, the first step is to get updated hardware support from the SoC provider. Most commercial companies only support a device as long as the SoC manufacturer is on board. For Qualcomm (a chip maker), longer support for a device means fewer chips are sold. However, with Qualcomm out of the way, the timeline for Pixel 6 support is entirely up to Google.
The Pixel 6 will officially be available in two sizes, the “Pixel 6” and the “Pixel 6 Pro”. Both will come in three different colors, and if you look at the pictures, Google says the “Pro” model is the one that has the most space above the camera block. The Pro has three cameras, including a 4x telephoto, while the base model has two cameras (it skips the zoom lens). Also not mentioned in the thread, this should be Google’s first camera chip upgrade since the Pixel 2. The Pixel 2, 3, 4 and 5 all use the same camera chip, with only newer software offering additional features.
There is a Pixel 6 teaser page on the Google Store that you can sign up for for more information. Google says the phone will ship this fall with Android 12 and the cute new color-changing UI.
Entry image from Google