Although it has not revealed anything about the phone just yet, Google gave the world its first official peek at its next flagship phone; the Pixel 6.
Here’s a gist of what we know:
- It’ll come in two forms: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
- The base 6 will have a matte aluminium finish with a 6.4″ display, while the Pro has a shinier polished aluminium finish with a 6.7″ display.
- Pixel 6 has two cameras (wide and ultrawide), while the 6 Pro adds a telephoto zoom lens.
- If you were hoping the increasingly common “camera bump” trend was on the way out … not quite. The bump has now evolved into the “camera bar,” with Google’s Rick Osterloh noting that better sensors and lenses just won’t fit in a smaller package.
- These will be the first phones to run Tensor, Google’s first entirely custom system on a chip. Previous Pixels have run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Google CEO Sundar Pichai says they’ve been working on the chip for four+ years. In a blog post announcing the devices, Osterloh suggests that the focus here is making a chip tuned for on-device AI and ML.
- They’ll be out sometime “this fall.”
Many details of the phone are still a mystery. So, the best thing to do now is just to sit back and wait for the official release. Although we will bless the eyes of Pixel fans some leaked photos of the new phone.