Google Pixel 6 Series: Here’s What’s New

Google Pixel 6

After many months of waiting and many rumors, Google has finally unveiled the next iteration of the Google Pixel – the Google Pixel 6 Series. This series is coming in as the successor to the Google Pixel 5 released a year ago. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the major upgrades the new device came with. Let’s dive in.

Google Tensor

A major upgrade introduced to the Pixel 6 series is the new custom-designed ARM System-on-a-Chip (SoC). It is called Google Tensor. This new processor from Google is coming in to compete with the Snapdragon 888 chip from Qualcomm – a popular processor used on the majority of the high-end Android smartphones you’ll find around now.

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According to Google, the new processor will give its new smartphones better hardware for image processing and the best speech recognition. Google Tensor has two ARM Cortex-X1 cores running at 2.8GHz, two Cortex A76 cores running at 2.25GHz, as well as four 1.8GHz A55 cores. That’s a significant upgrade when compared to the single X1 core present on Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chip. Keep in mind that the said chip (Snapdragon 888) powers many high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S21.

What all of this means is, the Google Pixel 6 is going to be significantly faster than the Pixel 5, and probably even faster than other high-end phones like the Galaxy S21.

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Magic Eraser in Google photos

Google Pixel 6

Let’s talk about the camera setup and its features real quick. You cannot but notice it when you look at the design of the Pixel 6. It is a rectangle-shaped camera bar, housing the triple camera setup (50-megapixel wide + 12-megapixel Ultra-wide + 48-megapixel Telephoto) and sitting horizontally on the rear of the smartphone. The new Google Tensor processor means Google can pack the cameras with new image editing features. Magic Eraser is a new editing feature that lets Google Pixel 6 users take images and get rid of distractions like people or objects in the background.

Price

Considering that Google is offering loads of features and upgrades on the Pixel 6 (128GB of storage in both base models (The 6 can be upgraded to 256GB, the 6 Pro upgraded up to 512GB), a new processor, and top-quality feature-packed camera setup), one would expect that the new Pixel 6 will be sold at a premium. The Pixel 6, however, starts at $599, while the Pixel 6 Pro, at $899. When compared to other high-end smartphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung, the new Pixel’s price is pretty aggressive.

In conclusion, both smartphones (Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro) are available for preorder. And according to Google, it will begin shipping on October 28th. Google says the Pixel 6 smartphone will be selling on Amazon and other online retailers.

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