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Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro specs roundup: Camera, battery, and display features rumored for Google next flagship phones
The official launch of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is not happening in more than a week. Thanks to reliable sources, though, Google fans already have a good idea of what technical specifications to expect on both smartphones.
The Pixel 6 designs have leaked several months ago and were confirmed by Google last August. But the company has yet to reveal the full list of specs for the upcoming devices. However, there have been multiple reports that entered the rumor mill in previous weeks, suggesting that the Pixel 6 models could be the most powerful smartphones to ship from Google.
Google Pixel 6
It has been reported for a while now that the base model of Pixel 6 will ship with a 6.4-inch OLED display. A very recent leak from a European retailer corroborated that detail and also revealed that it would offer an FHD+ resolution.
Google previously confirmed that the Pixel 6 would only have two cameras in the back. An advertisement from the same retailer suggested they are composed of a 50MP main camera and a 12MP sensor. For selfies, the device reportedly has an 8MP lens on the front.
The retailer’s promo material indicates. Pixel 6 has a 4620mAh battery, which is just slightly higher than the 4614mAh battery capacity Jon Prosser previously reported. A certification filing may have also revealed that the Pixel 6 phones will get an increased fast charging capability from 18W to 33W.
A combination of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is the expected standard configuration for the Pixel 6. But it is also expected to have a 256GB variant.
Renders leaked by Evan Blass show that the Pixel 6 will have a flat-screen, while the Pixel 6 Pro sports a curved display. Photos shared by the same leaker also hints both phones will be water-resistant.
Google Pixel 6 Pro
More details about the Pixel 6 Pro have been leaked in recent weeks. It is expected to ship with a 6.71-inch OLED display with 1440p QHD resolution. It might exclusively feature a 120Hz refresh rate, which XDA Developers say can also adjust down to 10Hz in certain conditions.
Google confirmed that the Pixel 6 Pro would exclusively feature a telephoto lens. And several reports suggested that it could be a 48MP sensor, in addition to the 50MP and 12MP cameras on the regular Pixel 6.
The Pixel 6 Pro is also expected to be bigger than the Pixel 6 in several aspects. It is expected to have 12GB RAM, a 5000mAh battery, and an up to 512GB storage option. The high-end phone may also be the only one in the series that will support ultra wideband connectivity. Support for 5G, NFC, and Wi-Fi 6e are anticipated on both devices.
While there have been plenty of specs details revealed through leaks, Google appears to have done a better job in keeping the Pixel 6 SoC information under wraps. The only thing confirmed about it, for now, is it will be the first Google silicon chip, and it will be named Tensor. The Pixel 6 series will be launched on Oct. 19.
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