What you need to know
- CAD-based renders of Google's upcoming Pixel 6 have surfaced.
- The renders suggest the phone will look fairly similar to the Pixel 6 Pro.
- Unlike the Pixel 6 Pro, however, the smaller model will only have two rear cameras.
Yesterday, we got our very first look at the Google Pixel 6 Pro, thanks to renders posted by reliable leaker @OnLeaks. A new set of renders showing the smaller Pixel 6 have now been shared by the leaker, in association with 91Mobiles.
The vanilla Pixel 6 will succeed the Pixel 5, which is currently Google's best Android phone. In terms of design, the renders suggest the Pixel 6 will not be very different from the Pixel 6 Pro. It will have the same unique rear panel design and a centered hole-punch cutout on the front. However, the two phones will be slightly different in the camera department. While the Pixel 6 Pro renders revealed a triple-lens camera system with a periscope lens, the Pixel 6 only appears to have two cameras on the back.
According to 91Mobiles, the Pixel 6 will arrive with a flat 6.4-inch display featuring an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Like the Pixel 6 Pro, it is also said to include wireless charging support and dual stereo speakers. The rest of the phone's tech specs, however, are yet to be revealed. Unlike phones like the Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9, which are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, the Pixel 6 series phones are rumored to pack Google's custom Whitechapel chip.
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are expected to debut at the 'Made by Google' event in October. They are rumored to be joined by a foldable Pixel phone, which could sport a 7.6-inch inner screen.
Google Pixel 5
The Pixel 5 may not be a 'proper' flagship phone, but it does have a hugely impressive camera that can take great photos and videos. It also has a premium build and delivers excellent battery life.
Could be my next phone. 6.4 inch screen is the perfect size for me.
Flat screen! Woohoo!
The Pixel 6 renders look good, looking forward to coming back to a Pixel most likely with a Pixel 5 rather than the Pixel 6.
The camera setup seems overly large attempt to, I don't know, logically delineate the camera from the rest of the chassis, rather than using a "bump" that might rest more awkwardly. I think it is OK, but it looks kind of bad with the white bottom and red top. I wonder if the red is a constant or if different colors (hopefully they exist) will have a different top color.
I wonder if they will have a version with the bottom 5/6 a dark color? I also assume this entire back is glass again, unfortunately. It is interesting to me how squared off the corners of the display are again. I guess Google is getting over it's round corners somewhat and moving back to square corners the way pictures and video meant to be shown. I am glad the "small" (but still huge) Pixel 6 will have a flat display. I think the way the camera hump is across the entire back of the phone will allow the phone to rest nicely on a desk without a case which is great. I hate the way phones rest on a desk with a big lopsided hump on the back. Finally, I don't like the camera hole on the front at all but I think My Pixel 4 I am currently using is the last phone without a hole I will be able to even find. The fact the display isn't 16:9 means video will probably be shrunk down and you won't see the hole in the content anyway, hopefully.
I don't think there'll be a foldable Pixel, but the Pixel 6 is shaping up to be a great phone and the best Pixel yet that's for sure, but I won't be getting one sd the 4a 5G is already good enough and has proven along with the regular 4a that you don't need to spend a grand to get a really good phone and the Snapdragon 765 has proven very capable even if it isn't a flagship processor.
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