Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Announced with Google’s Custom Tensor Chipset

Google has officially unveiled their upcoming flagships for the year 2021 — Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Instead of revealing specifications and features, Google is rather focusing on their new custom-built SoC. Google calls it the Tensor chip, which is a whole SoC, not just a single processor.

The best part of Tensor is that can process Google’s most powerful computations like the AI and Machine Learning models on the SoC itself.

Google is actually making competitive flagship phones this year.

Google will release its new Pixel series smartphones this fall. It seems like Google is finally getting rid of the XL nomenclature from their Pixel lineup. With the new Tensor chip inside the Google Pixel series this year, Google might take their flagship game to the next level.

Google hasn’t revealed the entire specifications of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. However, we know a few of them to start with in the first place.

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ Display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen will be curved like some other flagships as well. The Pixel 6 Pro hosts a triple-camera setup on the back — a new wide-angle primary sensor, an ultrawide sensor, and a 4x optical-zoom folded telephoto sensor. we don’t know much about these specs, but Google says, the new primary wide-angle sensor can take in 150% more light.

On the contrary, the Pixel 6 is said to come with a 6.4-inch FHD+Display with a refresh rate of 90Hz. However, the screen isn’t curved like the 6 Pro; instead, it is a flat display. It comes a camera set similar to the Pixel 6 Pro but loses on the telephoto lens. Hence it’s a dual lens setup for the Pixel 6 — a new wide-angle primary sensor, and an ultrawide sensor.

Google Tensor SoC on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Given that both phones will contain the Tensor SoC and the Titan M2 security chip, both phones will support 5G out of the box. Both the phones will sport an in-display fingerprint sensor. Speaking of the fingerprint sensor housed on the front of the display, we also get to see a punch-hole cutout on both the devices. Although, the color options and the design might vary a bit between these two.

Google hasn’t shared much about this chipset, neither who made its GPU and CPU, nor its benchmarks. From what Google says, there could be a significant improvement its previous generation of Qualcomm chipsets.

PIxel 6 Colors
Pixel 6 comes in three funky playful colors
PIxel 6 Pro Colors
Pixel 6 Pro comes in three serious colors

Tensor enables us to make the Google phones we’ve always envisioned —  phones that keep getting better, while tapping the most powerful parts of Google, all in a highly personalized experience. And with Tensor’s new security core and Titan M2, Pixel 6 will have the most layers of hardware security in any phone.

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The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will run on the Android 12 while flaunting the “Material You” interface that we saw in the Google I/O 2021. If you get bored with the same UI over time, you will definitely not be bored with what Material You has to offer.

Taking all these into account, Google’s claims seems to be huge, and since we don’t know much about these; it’s best not to get too much hyped for the Pixel 6 and the 6 Pro. At the same time, Google is trying its best to get you all hyped up a little earlier.

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