Google Previews the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro With Its Custom Tensor SoC

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Google Previews the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro With Its Custom Tensor SoC

Google is once more getting severe about its Pixel phones.

Google has previewed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro before their official launch later this year. This is often the primary time Google has previewed its upcoming Pixel phones a minimum of a month or two before their official release.

As a preview, Google has provided details on its custom inside the Pixel 6 series, the Tensor SoC. In addition, Google also shared some details about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, including their display size and camera configuration.

Google Shares Key Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Specs

Both Pixel phones are going to be a high-end offering from Google with a tag to match. However, unlike the last two Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 6 series will feature a premium build quality to match its price. The Verge prototypes featured glass at the rear and front with an aluminium chassis sandwiched in between.

In its announcement on The Keyword blog, Google says the Pixel 6 Pro will feature a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate that’s slightly curved at its edges. In addition, this phone will feature a triple-camera system at the rear, which incorporates a 4x telephoto lens. There’s also a replacement sensor for the first camera, which will absorb 150 per cent more light. This is often paired with an ultra-wide camera.

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The smaller Pixel 6 will feature a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Unlike its Pro sibling, the regular Pixel 6 will feature a flat display. It’ll also only feature a dual-camera setup at the rear, including a primary and ultra-wide sensor. The 4x optical telephoto lens is going to be exclusive to the larger Pro model.

The Pixel 6 Pro will feature an elegant aluminium frame, while the regular Pixel 6 will feature a matte aluminium finish frame. Both phones will feature an in-display scanner also.

One key design aspect of the Pixel 6 series will be the camera hump at the rear. Rather than hiding it, Google highlights the large camera hump by running it across the device’s width at the rear. In addition, a little raised metal rail protects the raised camera hump glass from scratches.

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Google’s Custom Tensor SoC to Power the Pixel 6

This is the primary time that Google is employing a custom SoC on its Pixel phone. This could give the corporate a foothold in optimizing its Pixel phones for performance and battery life. All other Android OEMs use chips from Qualcomm or MediaTek, with Samsung using its Exynos chips in selected Galaxy phones.

Google’s custom Tensor SoC built specifically for Pixel phones will power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The SoC has been designed keeping AI and ML tasks in mind. Google has also revamped many of the critical aspects of its Pixel phones, just like the camera system and speech recognition, to require better advantage of its new Tensor SoC.

Google also boasts about the safety of the Tensor SoC. The chip comes with a replacement security core and Titan M2, with Google going as far on the claim that the Pixel 6 series will have the “most layers of hardware security in any phone.” the corporate, however, didn’t share other details or performance numbers of the Tensor SoC.

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The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will launch “this fall” running Android 12. it’ll be interesting to ascertain how Google’s Tensor SoC performs in the real world and the way Google is in a position to require advantage of it to deliver a far better user experience.