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    Google Pixel 6 rumors: October launch date, price, in-house chip, camera specs and more

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    The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro made a short look in August proper earlier than Google launched the Pixel 5A, and though we have since had a few glimpses at Google’s new Pixel, not each rumor has but been debunked or proved true. But, we now know when to anticipate the brand new smartphone. Google is about to launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on Oct. 19. Google CEO Sundar Pichai beforehand stated throughout an Alphabet earnings name that the autumn lineup of gadgets will present Google’s “deep technology investments.” The firm has since confirmed that the Pixel 6 line will probably be powered by the corporate’s in-house Tensor chip, beforehand code-named Whitechapel. The Tensor chip’s introduction additionally got here with demonstrations of its images and dictation prowess, which can take the highlight with the brand new Pixel telephones.  Read extra: Google Pixel 5A with 5G evaluation: Snappy efficiency for $449 Google’s first Pixel telephone made a splash when it was unveiled nearly 5 years in the past, however since then, the search large’s foray into cellular gadgets has been inconsistent. Last 12 months’s Pixel 5 obtained excessive marks for its cameras, however the Pixel 5 lacked the premium options you’d anticipate from a flagship smartphone, particularly for the value. CNET’s Lynn La known as it “hard to recommend.” Compared with the unique Pixel telephone (“pure Android at its absolute best” and “our favorite phone, bar none”), Google’s telephone trajectory appears to be like tough. Now that Google will probably be taking a bigger inventive leap with its Pixel line, the query stays whether or not the adjustments will assist the corporate compete towards one of the best telephones from Apple and Samsung or proceed to disappoint its one-time followers. Let’s go over what we have discovered concerning the upcoming gadgets, and the rumors concerning the particulars which are nonetheless unknown. Read extra: Here are all of the Galaxy S22 rumors and every little thing to know concerning the iPhone 13.

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    Google introduces Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

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    Name: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Unlike Apple and Samsung, Google has general been in step with its telephone nomenclature. The unique Pixel was adopted by the Pixel 2, then the Pixel 3 and so forth. Google has confirmed that the 2021 telephones will certainly be the Pixel 6 and — as a substitute of an XL mannequin — the Pixel 6 Pro. Google beforehand introduced that each telephones could have lots of the similar options: the brand new Tensor system-on-chip designed by Google, a digital camera bar that runs alongside the again of the telephone, digital camera sensors that soak up 150% extra gentle than the Pixel 5’s and an ultrawide lens. Software enhancements (extra on that in a bit) can even come to each fashions, together with Android 12’s Material You design, together with speech recognition and images enhancements powered by the Tensor. Rumors concerning the now-confirmed Pixel 6 Pro started when leaker Jon Prosser shared renders depicting the “Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro” in May. Prosser’s renders had been purportedly primarily based on precise pictures of the telephones, however launched as renders to guard his supply’s identification.  The Pixel 6 telephones are available black together with pastel shades of inexperienced and purple.
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    Specs: Unveiling Tensor, digital camera bar Google’s reveal of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in August put a specific highlight on Google’s new system-on-chip, named Tensor. Going in-house strikes Google away from the Qualcomm chips which have powered its earlier gadgets, and Google says the chip brings with it notable enhancements to speech recognition and images. “Part of the goal is to show the very best that Google can offer,” Rick Osterloh, senior vice chairman of Google’s {hardware} division, stated in an interview with CNET’s Rich Nieva. “There is a big segment of the market that wants the latest, and we love building technology. So we’re going to try to appeal to that part of the market, too.” In a images demo described by The Verge, an otherwise-blurry photograph of a transferring toddler is mounted up by the Tensor chip by combining collectively particulars from a number of images right into a single picture.  The Tensor chip can also be described to have “data-center-level” speech recognition in a demo described by Engadget, wherein the Pixel 6 can differentiate between a dictated message and instructions resembling “Send” or “Clear.” All the whereas, the onscreen keyboard can be utilized to edit any typos or dictation errors because the microphone continues listening for the message. A language demo described by Gizmodo reveals the Pixel 6 line working a reside translation of a French presentation into English, combining the prevailing Live Caption and Interpreter Mode. Moving to the digital camera bar, the Pixel 6 Pro has three cameras, together with a telephoto lens with a 4x optical zoom. The normal Pixel 6 will not have the telephoto lens. The precise megapixels weren’t disclosed by Google, however earlier rumored specs put a 50-megapixel large digital camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide digital camera on each fashions. The telephoto lens on the Pro mannequin is rumored to have a 48-megapixel lens. The rumored digital camera specs come from a spec sheet printed by Prosser. The Google Tensor chip’s unveiling is a outstanding a part of the primary take a look at the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
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    Design and colours: Google offers the Pixel 6 a makeover Confirming Prosser’s renders, the Pixel line has a brand new search for 2021. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will every be accessible in three colours, the previous coming in pastel shades of inexperienced, purple and black. The Pro takes on extra metallic hues of black, gold and grey. Engadget studies that Google has not but named these colours, however earlier colours resembling Not Pink and Kinda Blue might present an thought of what the advertising division will in the end select.  Moving to the entrance of the telephone, the Pixel 6 Pro could have a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3,200×1,440-pixel) show with a 120Hz refresh charge, whereas the Pixel 6 could have a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2,400×1,080) show with a 90Hz refresh charge. A hole-punch-style front-facing digital camera is centered up prime, versus on the left aspect of the display screen as on the Pixel 5, and is rumored to have 12 megapixels on the Pixel 6 Pro and 8 megapixels on the usual Pixel 6.  Release date: Pixel 6 will launch on Oct. 19Google is internet hosting a launch occasion for the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on Oct. 19. The prerecorded occasion will stream on Google’s occasion web site at 10 a.m. PT. Google has unveiled a brand new Pixel telephone in October yearly since 2016, apart from final 12 months’s Pixel 5, which was introduced on Sept. 30. But 2020 was an distinctive 12 months for a lot of causes, together with telephone launch schedules. Google’s Pixel launch dates normally observe a equally predictable sample: The firm normally makes its telephones accessible for buy inside every week or two of being introduced. Thus, we might anticipate to see the Pixel 6 each unveiled and launched throughout the month of October. The chip scarcity might throw a wrench in Google’s plans, pushing the Pixel 6 launch into November or later. But proper now we might nonetheless put our cash on it occurring in October. The launch date reveal adopted a teaser trailer for the telephone posted by Google in September, the corporate reveals off pictures of the Pixel 6’s two-toned again with a band close to the highest across the digital camera. The trailer ends by saying the brand new smartphone is coming fall 2021. A leaked render of Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone.
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    Price: Pixel 6 might price greater than the Pixel 5Cost is one other side of the Pixel 6 that we have not heard many whispers about. Last 12 months’s Pixel 5 made some compromises to get the launch value all the way down to $699, making it extra of a midrange telephone than its predecessors, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4, which each launched at $799. It’s attainable that Google will choose up the place it left off with the Pixel 5 and maintain the value (and specs) in keeping with final 12 months’s providing.  However, in accordance with a Twitter submit from leaker Yogesh Brar, the Pixel 6 is claimed to have a $749 beginning value, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro might price between $1,049 and $1,099. Although this makes Google’s upcoming smartphone dearer than its predecessor, the Pixel 6 can be cheaper than the $799 iPhone 13.  From the Verge’s interview with Osterloh, the Pixel 6 line is described as a “premium-priced product.” For reference, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G goes for $1,200 (£1,149, AU$1,849).  What’s within the field: Google’s Pixel 6 will not ship with a charger Alongside the reveal of the Pixel 5A, Google shared a tidbit concerning the upcoming Pixel 6. The tech large stated that it expects this to be the final time the Pixel will ship with the telephone’s charger within the field.  Google’s resolution to ditch the accent from its telephone bins follows each Apple and Samsung. Apple stopped together with an AC adapter within the field of the iPhone 12 in 2020, and Samsung later did the identical for the Galaxy S21.  Although Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not have a charger within the field, a report from 91mobiles says that the upcoming smartphone might help 33-watt quick charging. Citing Brar, 91mobiles claims Google was noticed testing 33-watt charging bricks. Since the tech large is reportedly testing upgraded adapters, 91mobiles speculates that the Pixel 6 will seemingly help quick charging. The report goes on to counsel that this might be the rationale for Google to lose the charger within the field for the reason that adapter wanted for quick charging might go on sale individually after the Pixel 6’s launch.  Another report by Android Police in August, citing leaked stock picture of a Pixel stand, additionally recommended Google’s upcoming smartphone will home upped charging speeds, however with 23- as a substitute of 33-watt wi-fi charging. Either approach, the Pixel 6 would exceed the iPhone 12’s 15-watt wi-fi charging velocity utilizing Apple’s MagSafe charger.  Other rumors: Selfie digital camera hypothesis and moreEarliest rumors concerning the Pixel 6’s digital camera setup included hypothesis that Google would possibly improve to an under-display selfie digital camera, however that will not be on the Pixel 6 per Google’s reveal. However, since this rumor is predicated on a patent filed by Google that appeared to not have a visual entrance digital camera, it is attainable one other telephone will embody it.  Speaking of the selfie digital camera, 9to5Google reported some attention-grabbing implications in March, primarily based on code examined in an improve to Google’s digital camera app. Takeaways embody a corroboration of the centered hole-punch concept (with a redesigned standing bar that shifts the clock to the left), and help for 4K video.  A July report indicated that Google digital camera app code recommended a attainable 5x zoom choice within the Pixel 6, which suggests its digital camera setup might embody a periscope-style telephoto lens. If true, the Pixel 6’s optical zoom functionality can be on par with Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra. Another digital camera spec rumor says the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro might function a 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 sensor. The rumor circulated after some Twitter customers noticed a string of code in Google’s new Camera app, which arrived with the Android 12 beta 4, mentioning the sensor. We’ve additionally heard whispers about improved stabilization, with a gimbal-like steady-cam mode that may lead to “big improvements in video.” We noticed what a smartphone gimbal digital camera might do with final 12 months’s Vivo X50 Pro, which CNET’s Sareena Dayaram known as “buttery smooth.” According to XDA Developers, which cited an inside unreleased model of Google’s Camera app and particulars from an unnamed supply, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will home a set of recent digital camera options together with handbook white steadiness adjustment, scene lock, timer gentle, bluetooth microphone help, movement blur, face deblur, and an up to date model of frequent faces. The Pixel 6 might even have digital camera instruments known as “nima aesthetic,” “baby mode,” “front torch” and magic erase, a function XDA Developers speculate can take away objects or individuals from an image you have taken.  A primary take a look at pictures and video stated to be taken on a Google Pixel 6 Pro, shared by YouTuber Brandon Lee, showcase the telephone’s zoom and ultrawide capabilities. Lee says the digital camera and video samples had been acquired from an unnamed supply in Nigeria, and harassed that his supply shouldn’t be knowledgeable photographer or videographer. Although pictures are shot in portrait mode, they provide a glimpse at what footage and movies might seem like on the Pixel 6 Pro.This picture from Lee reveals what the Pixel 6 Pro’s 4x zoom might seem like in a dimly lit room. 
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    Google beforehand introduced enhancements to its software program for “a more accurate and inclusive camera” that works higher for quite a lot of pores and skin tones. This improve consists of changes to the telephone’s auto white steadiness algorithm. The Pixel 6 can also function an under-display fingerprint reader. Android Senior Vice President Hiroshi Lockheimer shared two screenshots on Twitter displaying an embedded fingerprint sensor throughout the Pixel’s show. The tweet, which was initially posted to point out off Android’s new Material You design, has since been deleted from Lockheimer’s account. Screenshots of the tweet had been then later posted by leaker Mishaal Rahman.  It’s unclear which Pixel mannequin the screenshots got here from precisely, however a report from Gizmodo believes it might be the Pixel 6 due to the 3,200×1,440 display screen decision. The under-display fingerprint sensor proven within the screenshots is positioned just under the center of the smartphone. Another tipster, named Jeff Springer, says the sensor appears to be like to be situated in an identical place to that of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. 

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    Below are the entire rumored Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro specs we have heard thus far alongside confirmed particulars just like the display screen measurement and processor. In the meantime, here is tips on how to determine between a Pixel 5, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, the Pixel 5 versus the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5 versus the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8. Plus, six causes to purchase a Pixel and what we consider the Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL rumored and confirmed specs

    Pixel 6

    Pixel 6 Pro

    Screen measurement

    6.4-inch

    6.7-inch

    Display

    FHD+ with 90Hz refresh charge

    QHD+ with 120Hz refresh charge

    Rear digital camera setup

    50MP (large) + 12MP (ultrawide)**

    50MP (large) + 48MP (tele) + 12MP (ultrawide)**

    Front digital camera

    8MP**

    12MP**

    Battery

    4,614 mAh**

    5,000 mAh**

    Processor

    Tensor

    Tensor

    RAM

    8GB**

    12GB**

    Storage

    128GB / 256GB**

    128GB / 256GB / 512GB**

    OS

    Android 12

    Android 12

    **Specs nonetheless rumored

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