Google Pixel 6 Pro won’t have Active Edge, and dead Nexus account teases Pixel 6 after iPhone launch
The Google Pixel 6 series is expected to launch next month and will reportedly have two phones in the lineup this time around – the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Pro model is said to come with flagship-grade specs, including a 120Hz refresh rate, a periscope zoom camera, and Android 12. The latest leak reveals all the important information about the Pixel 6 Pro allegedly sourced from the phone itself. In addition, the Pixel 6 series was also reasonably marketed through the long-considered dead Nexus account right after the Apple iPhone 13 unveiled.
It is reported that the editor-in-chief of XDA Developers Mishaal Rahmaan a source Lots of details on the Pixel 6 Pro from whoever’s using the real phone. The report says the Pixel 6 Pro will not support Active Edge, the marketing name for squeezable sides to launch Google Assistant. However, it will support fast tapping, which is essentially a new feature that requires users to double-tap the back of their phone to activate the voice assistant. The Google Pixel 6 Pro is reported to support Battery Share, which is reverse wireless charging.
In addition, the Pixel 6 Pro has a display panel with a resolution of 1440×3,120 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is not clear whether the refresh rate will be variable or not. It reportedly comes preloaded with a digital car key app that will essentially allow users to unlock their car using their smartphone using NFC or ultra-wideband (UWB) support. For those who don’t know, UWB is a short-range wireless communication protocol that allows you to track the location of nearby objects. It is reported that the UWB equipment was provided by the American semiconductor company Qorvo.
Google is expected to use Samsung’s 5G modem in the Pixel 6 series, while the Pixel 6 Pro will have 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The GPU is expected to be Mali-G78 clocked at up to 848 MHz. The Pro model features a triple rear camera that includes a 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor, a 12MP Sony IMX386 ultrawide sensor, and another 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. It is said to support 4x optical zoom. The Pixel 6 Pro has a 12MP Sony IMX663 sensor on the front.
In addition, it is reported that the Google Pixel 6 Pro is equipped with a 5000mAh battery, has 128GB of storage and supports Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Most likely, it will be equipped with an under-display fingerprint scanner. The report also says the Pixel 6 Pro’s camera features may include kid mode and anti-motion blur. The Pixel 6 Pro firmware is reportedly based on Linux kernel 5.10.
Tipster Roland Quandt also tweeted that the new Pixel 6 series could be launched with a variety of fabric cover options. The Pixel 6 comes in Cotton Candy, Light Rain, Stormy Sky, and the Pixel 6 Pro comes in Golden Glow, Light Frost, Stormy Sky and Soft Sage.
While the exact launch date for the Pixel 6 series is not known, Nexus’s dead Twitter account has come to life. tease upcoming phones right after the iPhone 13 was unveiled. The tweet simply reads, “I would wait for the Pixel 6.” He hit Apple gently and cheekily teased that the Pixel lineup might not be that far off. The presentation is expected to take place next month.