With the Pixel 5 now on the shelves and offering that slick version of Android for a good price, our eyes are already focused on what Google could have in store with the Pixel 6. That’s all we know so far.
The Google Pixel 6 has gone in a different direction from that Pixel 5. For example, Google abandoned the XL model and used a mid-range Snapdragon 765G chipset. It also comes with a more affordable price.
Google Pixel 6 Release Date
There’s not much to do as far as the release date of the Pixel 6. However, looking back at the launch of Pixel 5 should give us an idea.
Google’s previous flagship phone was announced at a live streaming event on September 30, 2020, with a full version after October 15th.
Every time the Pixel 6 arrives, expect to come close to it Pixel Watch.
Google Pixel 6 design
We may even be a few months away from the big revelation of Pixel 6, however we now have the first idea of how could the phone be. If we need to believe these reviews and the leaked information, Google will take seriously the concept of the Pixel series.
Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech he posted these reported images, mocked by a fellow rendering artist after he was sent “real images of the device” including the practical photos.
The images show a very unique three-tone design with black, white and an eye-catching bright orange on top of the device.
There’s also a loud camera bump that stretches across the width of the phone, in a similar way to what we’ve seen in TCL phones in the past.
Google has also apparently moved the front selfie camera in the middle of the device, a placement favored by many Android phones. An in-display fingerprint sensor has also been added.
This news was supported by Max Weinbach, who tweeted the following:
The same leak also prompted Google to release both a Pixel 6 and a Pixel 6 Pro, however, apart from the Pro model which has an additional rear camera, there was little else said about the specifications.
Performance and chipset of Google Pixel 6
Gooogle making a real effort with the design could have something to do with what powers the phone.
Some of the biggest news we’ve heard so far regarding the Pixel 6 is that it will be among the first Google devices to be powered not by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but from its Google GS101 SoC (system-on-chip) called Whitechapel code.
The report says the chip will be built with the assistance of Samsung.
This is interesting for a number of reasons and raises some questions about the Pixel 6 (along with any other Pixel devices we have this year). The biggest question here is around performance, and whether this chip will offer performance more similar to a flagship phone or the mid-range Snapdragon 765G phone that powers both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G.
Google has added its own co-processors to its phones before and this seems to be the next step in this.
What we want from the Google Pixel 6
1. Please Google, we can have an XL version
There was one very obvious member that was missing from the Pixel 5 family and that was an XL version.
Without an XL model, the largest display you can get on the latest Pixel phone group is 6.2 inches on the Pixel 4a 5G. It’s small compared to other Android devices, with only really the smallest iteration Samsung Galaxy S20 corresponding to it.
We really appreciate the small screen options, however there are so many things that are best when you have a large display. Take photos and have a great viewer, for example, or stream games in Stage or GeForce Now.
Hopefully, or when we get a Pixel 6 they’ll also have an XL version around.
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2. Mid-range and economical is good, but we also have a Pro version
We certainly appreciate Google’s approach with the Pixel 5. We need more affordable phones that offer true “flagship” features and Google’s latest camera is certainly up there with the best.
But, we would still like Google to flex its high-end muscles as well, perhaps in the form of the Pro version. Imagine if we got a Pixel 6 with mid-range specifications and a Pixel 6 Pro with a better display, Snapdragon 888 chipset and the bells and whistles we were expecting.
3. It’s time for a new camera sensor
Google’s line of Pixel phones has always been known for its camera capabilities and we were impressed with the photos we got from the Pixel 5. Especially when you consider the £ 599 price tag.
However. a lot of advances in recent years have been reduced to computer tricks and we think we’re starting to see the limit of the current sensor that Google uses. He is no longer the king of the camera, with Apple, Samsung and Huawei now possibly making better choices.
But, if you get a brand new sensor with annual AI upgrades on the scenes, then there’s any chance that Google will return to the top this time in 2021.
4. And while you are at it we can have some proper zoom
Speaking of the camera, we’d like Google to finally triple it and combine a wide, ultra wide, telephoto camera for the first time.
The zoom of Pixel 5 is far behind the competition and even if it goes well for the mid-range, if Google were to go for high-end then a periscope lens for optical zoom would be appreciated.
5. Don’t sacrifice excellent battery life
While many items on the list are things we want to add, there’s one thing we want to make sure you keep: the strong battery life.
After the terrible endurance of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, we were happy to comfortably get a day of use of all the new Pixels. Whatever new functionality is added with the Pixel 6, we want a good battery life to remain.