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Google Pixel 6 series goes official with a custom Tensor chipset & camera system

After months of anticipation, Google has finally announced the long-awaited Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro during it’s high profile Pixel Fall launch event.

Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro Render
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As we already know, the new Pixel 6 series smartphones are the first to debut with the company’s in-house Tensor chipset, and bring along significant upgrades to other aspects of the smartphones. Without further ado, let’s check out what the new devices have in store for us!

Starting with the phones’ design, the new Pixel 6 series adopt a brand new design language which is a huge departure from past years’ models. The back of the phone features an unique three-tone design with a huge camera bar that run horizontally across it’s back panel.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Front Design
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Upfront, both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro arrive with a central hole-punch display to accommodate it’s selfie camera. Although the Pixel 6 Pro has a curved display, the vanilla Pixel 6 settled with a flat one instead.

The front display on the higher-end Google Pixel 6 Pro is a 6.7” LTPO AMOLED display that offers a sharp 1440p screen resolution as well as a super smooth 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

The Pixel 6 on the other hand, gets a slightly smaller 6.5” AMOLED display with a toned-down 1080p resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Both devices will be equipped with Gorilla Glass Victus upfront, and also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Google Pixel 6 Series Render -1
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On the imaging front, the Google Pixel 6 Pro relies on a triple-cam system at the back comprising of a 50 megapixels Samsung GN1 main camera, 12 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 48 megapixels periscope telephoto lens which offers up to 4x optical zoom.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Camera System
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The vanilla Pixel 6 on the other side, shares the same 50 megapixels Samsung GN1 main camera and 12 megapixels ultra-wide lens. However, it lacks the 48 megapixels periscope telephoto lens that’s found in the Pixel 6 Pro. As for selfie, the Pixel 6 Pro sports a 11.1 megapixels ultra-wide camera, while the Pixel 6 settled with an 8 megapixels wide camera.

Google Tensor Chipset Performance
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Under the hood, the Google Pixel 6 series smartphones are powered by the company’s custom Tensor chipset which is claimed to offer 80% better CPU performance and up to 370% better GPU performance than last year’s Pixel 5 series smartphones. Also, the new Tensor chipset also features a built-in Titan M2 security chip for an additional layer of security as well.

To keep their lights on, the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 devices are equipped with a 5,000mAh and 4,600mAh batteries respectively, Both devices supports 30W fast wired charging, as well as 23W and 21W wireless charging respectively.

On the software side of things, the Google Pixel 6 series will arrive with the latest Android 12 OS out of the box. According to Google, the Pixel 6 series phones are entitled to 5 years worth of security updates too.

In terms of pricing, the Google Pixel 6 will carry a starting price of just US$599 and €649 respectively in the U.S. and European markets. The Google Pixel 6 Pro on the other hand, will be priced starting at US$899 and €898 in the U.S. and European markets.

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