The season of Google Pixel 6 leaks has here. We were expecting Google to reveal or tease its rumoured in-house Whitechapel chipset during the Google I/O 2021 keynote, but it didn’t.
The Pixel 6 series is shaping up to be the company’s biggest flagship release since the Nexus days, with an in-house Google chipset and radical design leaks. Before the official announcement, we’ve compiled a list of everything we know about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
Google Pixel 6 – Complete Details On Release Date, Specification, New Leaks & Updates On Google’s Whitechapel Chip
As with previous years, leaks and rumours suggest that Google will release two Pixel 6 models: the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Starting with the Pixel 6 series, Google may be looking to replace the XL moniker with a Pro moniker. With that out of the way, let’s get into the specifics of Google’s upcoming Pixel smartphones in 2021.
Google Pixel 6 – Release Date
The Pixel 6 series release date has yet to be announced by Google. However, based on previous Pixel launches, we can expect the Pixel 6 series to be unveiled in early October this year.
Google usually releases announced smartphones within two weeks. If everything goes according to plan, pre-orders for the Pixel 6 series should be available shortly after the launch event. However, if the continuing chip scarcity continues into the second half of 2021, it is possible that device availability would be pushed back to November.
Google Pixel 6 – Price Details
In order to compete with Android flagships from Samsung, OnePlus, and Xiaomi, we can expect the Google Pixel 6 to start at $699 and the Pixel 6 Pro to cost around $999. If a new price leak comes in from a reliable source, we’ll update this post, so stay tuned for more information.
Google Pixel 6 – New Leaks & Specification Details
There are plenty of leaks and specification details been leaked ahead to launch of Google Pixel, here we have brought all the details which you should know.
According to recent leaks, the Google Pixel 6 lineup will feature a significant redesign of the overall hardware design aesthetics.
Google will opt for a modern design that includes curved displays and a chunky camera bar, rather than the standard design it has used for years. The camera bar, which runs the length of the back panel horizontally, is reminiscent of the Nexus 6P glass camera housing. The Pixel 6 series will have a full-screen bezel-less display with a centred punch-hole selfie camera on the front.
The Pixel 6 may also have an under-display fingerprint sensor, according to the leaked renders. This will be the first Pixel phone to include an under-display fingerprint sensor, which will take the place of the long-standing rear-mounted physical sensor. According to XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, Android 12 now supports under-display fingerprint scanners as well.
Aside from the colour combinations seen in leaked renders, the Pixel 6 could also be available in green. The alleged renders of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, courtesy of reputable tipster Onleaks, can be seen above.
According to alleged renders for the upcoming variants, the Google Pixel 6 is expected to have a flat display, while the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to have a curved display.
While the Pixel 6 is expected to have a 6.4-inch display, the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to have a larger 6.67-inch display. In addition, as revealed in a podcast by tipster Max Weinbach, the Pixel 6 could have a 120Hz Full-HD display, while the Pixel 6 Pro could have a 120Hz Quad-HD display. Both of these models will feature AMOLED displays, and we’ve already discussed the under-display camera.
The Pixel is already known for being one of the best camera phones available. Google may finally be looking to step up its game with the Pixel 6 series.
The 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor, which the company has been using since the launch of the Pixel 3 in 2018, could be phased out. According to OnLeaks, the Pixel 6 Pro will have three rear cameras, while the regular Pixel 6 will only have two.
Along with the LED flash, the Pixel 6 Pro will most likely have a primary wide-angle camera, a periscope-cum-telephoto lens, and a third sensor.
According to a rumour, the Pixel 6 Pro will feature a 50MP primary camera (rather than the current 12.2MP sensor), as well as an 8MP periscope lens with 5x optical zoom and an ultra-wide-angle lens. The megapixel count of the selfie camera that will be housed in the punch-hole cutout on the front is unknown.
Google has been relying on its software advancements to deliver a flagship-level camera experience for quite some time now.
Although this strategy has worked well for the Pixel series thus far, the Pixel 6 series could see significant improvements. This is especially true now that the hardware is expected to receive a significant upgrade in specifications.
The Google Pixels aren’t included in the category of phones with long battery life. With the upcoming Pixel 6 series, that could change. The Pixel 6 Pro is expected to come with a massive 5,000mAh battery, according to Max Weinbach. While there’s no word on the Pixel 6’s exact battery capacity, it’s possible that it’ll be a smaller 4000mAh/4500mAh unit.
Stereo Speakers, IP Rating, Charging Support, And More
Both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are expected to support wireless charging, likely using the same bio-resin trick as the Pixel 5. Stereo speakers, an IP rating, and faster wired charging support are among the other features.
Updates On Google’s Custom Whitechapel Chipset For Google Pixel 6
Google took a break from the premium flagship segment last year with the launch of the Pixel 5. The Pixel 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, which is also found in the Pixel 4a 5G and OnePlus Nord. The Mountain View behemoth, on the other hand, appears to be eager to return to the flagship segment with the Pixel 6 series.
According to rumours, Google’s in-house processor codenamed Whitechapel will power the Pixel 6 series. Yes, Google will use its own custom chipset instead of Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Since April of 2020, we’ve been hearing rumours about this processor. The chipset will be manufactured using Samsung’s 5nm LPE process and will include a custom NPU (neural processing unit for AI tasks) and ISP (image signal processor).
Google’s Whitechapel processor, according to Android Police’s Max Weinbach, will be somewhere between the Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 888 in terms of performance. As a result, the Snapdragon 870 could be the Whitechapel’s Snapdragon equivalent.
There’s even mmWave 5G support here, presumably in limited areas. It’s also possible that the Pixel 6 series will include ultra-wideband (UWB) connectivity.
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