Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro announced: Google’s own chip, cool cameras and no charging included

On Tuesday, October 19, as planned, the Internet giant Google held a presentation dedicated to the launch of the new series of Pixel smartphones. The next generation of Google’s reference smartphones is represented by two models: the base Pixel 6 and the advanced Pixel 6 Pro.

The main feature of the new generation Pixel is that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, unlike their predecessors, are based not on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, but on the proprietary Tensor chipset developed by Google. The Internet giant claims that it took about four years to develop its own platform. The chipset is made on a 5-nanometer technological process and includes two high-performance Cortex-X1 cores, two mid-range cores, four energy-efficient cores and 20-core graphics, as well as a machine learning processing engine, a signal processor for image processing, a Titan M2 security chip and a context engine. According to Google, the Tensor chip is 80% faster than the eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor installed in the Pixel 5. And the increase in graphics compared to the same processor was 370%.

The chip of the new Pixel models is the same, but the rest of the characteristics are noticeably different. So, the base Pixel 6 is equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, while the Pro version has a 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with a Quad HD + resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. At the same time, both screens have a built-in fingerprint scanner and are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

The Pixel 6 Pro differs from its little brother not only in the size and quality of the display, but also in the camera. At the front, the Pro version has an 11.1-inch selfie camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens, while the base model has a front-facing camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels. The Pixel 6 Pro also has another advantage in the form of a 48-megapixel camera with 4x optical zoom and 20x Super Res Zoom digital zoom. The other two cameras on the back of the smartphones are the same — a 50-megapixel Samsung GN sensor combined with a 12-megapixel module with an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Since the Pixel 6 Pro is a larger smartphone, it also has a larger battery than the base version. The Pro version has a 5000mAh battery, while the regular Pixel 6 has a 4600mAh battery. Both smartphones support 30W wired fast charging and 21-23W fast wireless charging. True, it should be noted here that Google followed in the footsteps of Apple and Samsung and removed the charger from the delivery set of its new smartphones.

The Pixel 6 Pro is housed in a polished aluminum frame and is available in three colors: white, black and gold. And the Pixel 6 features a textured aluminum alloy bezel and comes in three color options: Black, Blue, and Pink.

Taking pre-orders for new Google smartphones has already started, and they will go on sale on October 28. The Pixel 6 Pro starts at € 898 for a base configuration with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Versions with 12/256 GB and 12/512 GB of memory will also be available. As for the Pixel 6, it comes in versions with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. It costs from 649 euros.