What you need to know
- Another Google Pixel 6 "Pro" leak gives us a good look at Google's 2021 flagship.
- These new leaks are accompanied by the first spec details.
- The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are expected to launch at this year's Made By Google event in the fall.
The Google Pixel 6 leaked for the first time last week, showing off a very distinct design when compared to the likes of the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G. Now, new renders shared by OnLeaks (via Digit.in) give us a clearer look at the upcoming flagship.
This set of renders specifically show off the Pixel 6 "Pro" — the name is currently unconfirmed — the successor to the XL variants every Pixel has had so far, with the exception of the Pixel 5. It is said to have a 6.6-7" curved AMOLED display with a centered hole-punch front-facing camera. The rear camera layout is said to consist of a primary wide-angle lens, a periscopic telephoto lens, and presumably an ultra-wide lens. The phone is estimated to measure at 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm. Other key specs include dual stereo speakers and wireless charging support.
We do not know the RAM and storage size options, but we can reasonably expect a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage based on the Pixel 5. There is also a strong possibility that it could come with a Google Whitechapel chip in lieu of a Snapdragon 888.
Google was thought to be abandoning the premium phone market with the launch of the very adequate Pixel 5 last year. The company's phones could not compete, on a hardware level, with even cheap Xiaomi phones. Google this year appears to be offering many of the things we would have liked to see in a Pixel 6. The display is larger, the design is anything but dull, and the cameras appear to be improved — even if just in terms of flexibility. Coupled with what we've seen from Android 12, the Pixel 6 is looking like one of the best Android phones of 2021 on paper.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are expected to make their debut around October, going by the company's previous launch patterns. We'll see if Google can deliver then.
While the Pixel 6 could be the phone of your dreams in the future, the Pixel 5 will do everything you want in a smartphone for a fairly inexpensive price right now. A smooth display, sharp cameras, and fast updates make this phone a winner.
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