We have been availed of the briefs of Google’s own smartphone, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, with the thrills of the anticipated unveiling in sight. The company had teased us with new high-end flagship, instigating nostalgia in our synch.
We’ll take a look at the features of the Google pre-announced models.
Design and physical appearance
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, without exaggeration are laced with very colourful and eye-catching designs that are damn aesthetic to the eye: trust us, this is no hyping. The models are adorned with an in-display fingerprint sensor, the new Tensor SoC form Google and the M2 security chip.
The Pixel 6 is laced with a 90Hz 6.4-inch screen with the Pixel 6 Pro having a 120Hz 6.6-inch, with both devices having new wide and ultrawide cameras with the Pro having an additional 4x optical zoom periscope lens.
American blogger, editor and Phone leaker, Evan Blass had October 15 in a Twitter thread had released a Pixel 6 thread of leaked images showing how the new phones may look like, you may check them too.
With Google launching its new phones today, October 19, ecstatic users may be expectant of other new features that haven’t been in the public purview yet.
New Camera Hardware
Let’s take a look at the cameras for a start. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro both feature a 50Mp main sensor, a significant upgrade from the the iPhone 13 Pro’s 12MP camera — and a 12MP ultrawide. The Pixel though has an extra camera with 4x zoom and 48Mp telephoto that has the capacity to extend to 20x zoom courtesy of Google’s Super res Zoom.
The Pixel 6 Pro has a front camera whose selfie can be used to feature a wide 94-degree field of view, giving other smartphones makers a run for competition.
According to Brandon Lee of ThisisTechToday, the probable tentative prices of the #Pixel6 and #Pixel6Pro prices in the Target inventory system in the US are placed as $599 for the 128GBPixel 6 and $898 for the Pixel Pro.
A very subsidized rate if the competitors prices and phone spec is anything to go by.
This would be considered a very cheap option in comparison to the Pixel 5 released last year and placed at ($699) , a figure that could help shake up the market for Android phones.
Battery and Charging Capacity
According to Android Central, the Pixel 6 battery with Extreme Battery Saver turned on is expected to last for 48 hours on a single charge while the Pixel 6 Pro features faster charging capacity with the capacity to have a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. There is a presumed 30W charging trick and a new 23W Pixel Stand with active cooling making that happen, according to the phone leak journal.
With Google famed for infusing as much high-tech hardware into its various smartphones, the icing on the cake is the extra performance its software squeezes out of it. The software features of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro has all the inklings of that.
One of the software tricks we are to expect from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is the Magic Eraser. With just a few taps in Google Photos, you can “remove strangers and unwanted objects”, a photo feature Google has been working on for the past four years.
Motion Mode Action Shots
In the leak features, the Face Unblur feature that attempts to deblur faces captured in motion-heavy photos are evident in the release. While it is not totally clear what Motion Mode “adds more action to action shots” entails, the Google’s photo example shows a blurry, clearly in-motion Ferris wheel with two subjects in focus standing in front of it — almost like long exposure background with a traditional photo foreground.
According to Carphone Warehouse leak, the Pixel6 and Pixel 6 Pro are expected to have on-device translation, an offshoot of Google’s mysteriously structured Tensor chip.
The option allows chats to be translated in real time, with the users having the opportunity to listen to podcasts with translated captions; the camera can also be used to read signs in up to 55 languages, all these can be done without the use of the internet.
All-In-One Subscription Package (Google-Y version)
The new release comes with a all-in-one subscription package similar to Apple’s tied services like Apple TV Plus, Apple Music and extra iCloud storage to one payment subscription, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro comes with a bundle called “Pixel Pass’. Here Google tied YouTube Premium, Google One, Play Pass, Extended Warranty, and Google Fi into one subscription plan.
A leaked document from Brandon Lee shows that the bundle could also incorporate some kind of upgrade plan akin to Apple’s iPhone Upgrade program.
In the launch of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google is set to infuse a foldable codenamed “Passport.”
Google had in 2019 revealed it has prototyped foldable devices for years, with the company also making Android modifications to support devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Z with more in the offing. This implied then that the company is planning to try it on a kind of new device; it appears it has to be the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
A leaked Google document last year had revealed the company is targeting a 2021 release of the foldable, Passport and today’s event is probably the last hardware and software launch from Google and it won’t be out of the question to predict that it would be part of the new Pixel 6 feature.