Google Pixel 6 Pro release date, rumours, features and specs

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(Pocket-lint) - Google has confirmed it is moving connected a fig of smartphones, including the Google Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

You tin work each the rumours surrounding the Pixel 5a 5G successful our abstracted diagnostic and we besides person a feature for the Pixel 6, but present we are focusing connected the confirmed details and the speculation surrounding the Pixel 6 Pro.

Release day and price

  • October 2021
  • Likely flagship price

Google typically reveals its Pixel instrumentality successful the second fractional of the year, usually successful October. The institution has confirmed the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro volition get successful the "fall" but it hasn't gone arsenic acold arsenic to denote a merchandise day arsenic yet.  

In presumption of price, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL and the Pixel 4 and 4 XL each sat successful the aforesaid terms bracket arsenic flagship smartphones. The Pixel 5 meanwhile, was targeted astatine the mid-range successful presumption of price.

It's not presently wide what Google volition bash successful presumption of terms this year, though it wouldn't beryllium astonishing to spot the Pixel 6 astir the aforesaid terms arsenic the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 6 Pro much expensive.

Design

  • Prominent horizontal camera housing
  • Triple camera
  • Punch spread beforehand camera
  • Bold colour options

Google released immoderate authoritative images of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from the rear, with the plan confirming respective leaked renders and showing rather a large departure from erstwhile Pixel devices. The 6 Pro volition travel a akin plan to the Pixel 6 but diagnostic 3 lenses connected the rear compared to two.

There is simply a large, constrictive protruding camera lodging that spans the width of the phone, separating 2 colours and Google has said the 6 Pro volition person a "light polished aluminium finish". It's shown successful the images successful 3 colour options, comprising a yellowish and airy orange, achromatic and grey and achromatic and acheronian grey.

Official images lone uncover the rear of the device, but leaked renders amusement a punch spread beforehand camera centralised astatine the apical of the display. The surface is said to beryllium somewhat curved astatine the edges - which you tin spot successful the authoritative broadside images released by Google. It is besides said to diagnostic an under show fingerprint sensor, which makes consciousness fixed the carnal sensor is nary longer contiguous connected the rear.

Some rumours besides suggested an under-display beforehand camera, but we don't deliberation that volition hap for this year's model. 

Display 

  • 6.67-inch/6.71-inch display
  • Curved screen
  • Quad HD+, 120Hz?
  • Under-display fingerprint sensor

According to rumours, the Google Pixel 6 Pro volition person either a 6.67-inch show oregon 6.71-inch display, making it somewhat larger than the Pixel 5's screen. It's besides larger than the Pixel 4 XL, which had a 6.3-inch display.

We'd expect to spot a Quad HD+ solution connected the Pixel 6 Pro, arsenic good arsenic a 120Hz refresh rate, enabling it to vie with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+, and the OnePlus 9 Pro, though thing is confirmed arsenic yet.

As mentioned above, an under-display fingerprint sensor is claimed for the Pixel 6 Pro and the show volition beryllium somewhat curved astatine the edges.  

Hardware and specs

  • Google ain Tensor chip
  • UWB technology
  • 5G connectivity

The Google Pixel 6 Pro volition person the company's ain system-on-chip, known arsenic Tensor - read much astir it here. The spot has a caller information halfway module and Titan M2, positive it's been designed to guarantee that each the artificial quality and instrumentality learning applications could tally connected it - from computational photography to existent clip translation.

Other hardware rumours suggest the Pro volition person 12GB of RAM, arsenic good arsenic retention options of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. It's besides said to person a 5000mAh battery.

It's expected that the Pixel 6 Pro volition beryllium a 5G device and diagnostic ultra-wideband technology.

Cameras

  • Triple camera
  • 4K beforehand camera?
  • Night Sight

The Pixel 6 Pro volition person a triple rear camera with a 4x optical telephoto lens. There person been nary much authoritative details revealed and the rumours person been varied connected the marque up truthful it's not yet known precisely what we volition spot successful presumption of composition.

One rumour suggests determination volition beryllium a 50-megapixel main camera, coupled with an ultra wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.

Another rumour claimed determination would beryllium a 50-megapixel main camera, 48-megapixel telephoto camera and 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens.

The beforehand camera is said to beryllium 12-megapixels.

Other rumours person suggested the beforehand camera could disconnected 4K video signaling and it's apt we volition proceed to spot features similar Night Sight. It's besides been claimed determination volition beryllium a gimbal-like dependable camera mode and large improvements to video recording.

Google Pixel 6 Pro rumours: What's happened truthful far?

Here's everything we person heard astir the Pixel 6 Pro truthful far. 

2 August 2021: Google confirms Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, powered by Google Tensor

Google officially revealed the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro successful a blog post, on with immoderate images and details connected the Tensor spot that volition tally the devices. 

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16 July 2021: Google Pixel 6 Pro could connection 5x zoom from "ultra tele" camera

XDA Developers reported uncovering grounds successful the APK of the latest mentation of the Google Camera app from the 3rd Android 12 beta that suggests the Pixel 6 Pro could person a 5x zoom from an "ultra tele" camera.

13 July 2021: Google Pixel 6 and 6 XL names look successful developer form

Following the commencement of this year's Google for Games Developer Summit, wherever caller tools for Android crippled developers were revealed, the Pixel 6 and, interestingly, the Pixel 6 XL both appeared connected a form for a caller crippled mode API, spotted by XDA Developers.

9 July 2021: Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro specs revealed successful caller leak

Jon Prosser from FrontPageTech shared immoderate of the missing specifications for the Google Pixel 6 Pro, including RAM and camera details.

28 May 2021: More Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro camera details leak out

Leaker FrontTron claimed connected Twitter that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro would diagnostic a larger Samsung camera sensor, a gimbal-like dependable cam mode and large video signaling improvements.

Pixel 6 stuff

Gimbal similar dependable cam mode
Bigger Samsung sensor, Google customized NPU and ISP -> amended than pixel 5
Big improvements successful video

— Tron (@FrontTron) May 26, 2021

25 May 2021: More Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro and 5a 5G details revealed successful leak

Max Weinbach discussed the show of Google's Whitechapel spot connected a podcast, on with revealing immoderate different details.

21 May 2021: Google Pixel 6 Pro's extremist plan rendered erstwhile again

Serial leaker OnLeaks shared immoderate Pixel 6 Pro renders, pursuing connected the renders published by Jon Prosser. They amusement a akin plan but connection immoderate much details, including rhe 6 Pro's screens size and a fewer much angles.

19 May 2021: Pixel 6 exemplary numbers discovered successful Android 12 Beta

Details astir unreleased devices have been uncovered successful the Android 12 Beta.

18 May 2021: Google announced Android 12 astatine Google I/O

Google announced Android 12 during its I/O developer conference, revealing a immense redesign. The institution besides referenced "fall" for the Pixels launch, arsenic good arsenic hinting that we'd spot UWB successful a aboriginal Pixel handset.

14 May 2021: Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro renders amusement extremist alteration successful design

Jon Prosser published immoderate renders of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, successful collaboration with with @RendersbyIan. According to Prosser, the renders person been created based connected existent photographs of the existent product, not from schematics.

6 May 2021: Pixel 6 to diagnostic customized 'Whitechapel' chip?

Further grounds suggests Google is moving connected customized Whitechapel spot that volition spell into the Pixel 6.

4 May 2021: Pixel 6 mightiness rival iPhone 12 by offering UWB connectivity

XDA's Mishaal Rahman shared connected Twitter that Google is experimenting with UWB enactment connected an upcoming instrumentality codenamed Raven, which could beryllium the Pixel 6. 

30 April 2021: Google is moving connected UWB connectivity, perchance for Pixel 6 family

9to5Google reported that Google was experimenting with putting UWB exertion into its Android hardware, speculating this would beryllium recovered successful the Pixel 6 phones.

5 April 2021: Pixel 6 mightiness beryllium powered by a Google-designed 'GS101' processor

9to5Google claimed Google is processing 2 phones with an Arm-based "GS101" processor, codenamed "Whitechapel".

2 April 2021: Pixel 6 whitethorn usage Google-made spot alternatively of Qualcomm processor

XDA Developers reported Google is moving connected caller GS101 silicon for its 2021 Pixel phones. It said: "The SoC volition diagnostic a 3 clump setup with a TPU (Tensor Processing Unit). Google besides refers to its adjacent Pixel devices arsenic "dauntless-equipped phones", which we judge refers to them having an integrated Titan M information spot (code-named Citadel)."

17 March 2021: Android 12 DP2 hints astatine a aboriginal Pixel instrumentality with an under-display fingerprint scanner

XDA Developers reported spotting grounds successful Android 12 codification that suggests the Pixel 6 could travel with an under-display fingerprint scanner. 

9 March 2021: Google Pixel 6 apt to follow centered spread punch camera, 4K selfie video

9to5Google dug into an update to the Google Pixel camera app that suggests the Pixel 6 could follow centralised punch spread camera and enactment 4K video recording.

18 February 2021: Android 12 codification mightiness springiness distant immoderate Pixel 6 features

XDA Developer's Mishaal Rahman tweeted immoderate features helium recovered successful the Android 12 developer codification suggesting UI changes marque it much one-handed affable and determination was immoderate speech of under-display fingerprint scanner enactment alongside facial designation too.

Now that the embargo has lifted, here's my moving thread of changes I've recovered successful Android 12 Developer Preview 1.

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) February 18, 2021

1 December 2020: Patent suggests under-display beforehand camera connected aboriginal Pixel phone

A patent for a aboriginal Pixel phone was spotted by Patently Apple showing nary disposable beforehand camera.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 24 May 2021.

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