Last year’s Pixel 5 was Google’s flagship offering yet it was only a mid-range smartphone when put up against the best from other brands. It had a relatively under-powerful chipset and borrowed design from the cheaper Pixel 4a. But recent reports suggest that the tech giant isn’t holding back anymore. Last week, Jon Prosser leaked renders of the upcoming Google Pixel 6 Pro that revealed some bold design changes. And now, we have another leak from OnLeaks backing it up.
Google Pixel 6 Pro Overview:
Design and Display
According to OnLeaks, the upcoming Pixel 6 Pro will feature a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a center-placed punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The bezels around the screen are quite minimal. The display is curved at the edges, giving it a premium look and feel. There is no news of a higher refresh rate yet.
At the back, Pixel 6 Pro has a dual-tone finish with a camera module in between the two colored stripes. This horizontal stripe enclosing the rear camera setup has a significant bump to it. It takes the phone’s thickness from 8.9mm to 11.5mm.
Google Silicon Whitechapel
The phone could also be the first to be powered by Google’s own chipset. Google has been relying on Qualcomm’s silicons for its Pixel lineup of smartphones so far. Yet, it was revealed earlier that this year that Google is collaborating with Samsung’s Exynos division for its own SoC called Whitechapel.
Just like Apple’s M1 chip, this silicon will be used in both smartphones (Pixel) and laptops (Chromebooks). There is not much information about it online except for the reports that it is codenamed “GS101” internally and that is likely to debut in 2021.
Triple camera setup
Pixel 6 Pro houses three cameras at the back which is a first for a Pixel phone. Up until now, Google relied on a dual-camera setup at max. The triple camera configuration includes a primary camera, a periscopic telephoto lens, and an additional sensor, whose purpose is unknown for now.
In addition to the camera, the module also houses an LED flash, a couple of sensors, and a microphone.
Rest of the specs
Google Pixel 6 Pro will feature a dual-speaker set up with a top and a bottom-firing speaker. Also, the phone will have support for wireless charging. There will be an in-display optical fingerprint scanner for biometrics in a Pixel device for the first time. Up until now, Google has been including a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner. The phone will ship with Android 12 out-of-the-box.
Google Pixel 6 Pro Specifications (Rumored):
- Dimension: 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm – 11.5mm
- Display: 6.67-inch curved AMOLED panel
- Chipset: Goggle Silicon “Whitechapel”
- Software: Android 12
- Audio: Stereo Speaker
- Rear camera: Triple (Primary + Periscopic Telephoto + unknown lens)
- Biometrics: In-display fingerprint scanner
- Extras: Wireless charging support
Google Pixel 6 Pro Launch and Availability
For now, there is no exact launch date for the phone. But, it is rumored that Goggle Pixel 6 Pro will be unveiled in Q3-Q4 2021.
|Smartphone Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Google Pixel 6 Pro||Q3-Q4, 2021|
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