Withis about to arrive, get a new one right now is bound to result in instant buyer remorse. Judging by , The Pixel 6 platform will be a giant leap forward in terms of power, performance, features and design. That said, Google’s new flagship classes are also likely to have sky-high sticker prices that match.
The question, however, is how far ahead of its predecessor will the Pixel 6 be? This fact is important because it determines whether you should immediately drop your older Pixel to Google’s newest and best. Heck, if Pixel 6 is all that’s cracked to be current, then Pixel 5 owners will be tempted too.
So no matter where you are in the Pixel phone upgrade cycle, it is a necessity to know how well the Pixel 6 devices will stack up. That’s how we expect Google’s uber handset to compare to last year’s model.
Price: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not come cheap
When the Pixel 5 debuted in October last year, it came with a price tag of $ 699. And at the time of writing, it will set you back just as much. But with all the advanced components Pixel 6 and 6 Pro should boast of, all bets are off.
Google typically offers its latest Pixel for the same price that the previous Pixel cost, however delicious Yogesh Brar speculate that the Pixel 6 may have a starting price of $ 749, while the Pixel Pro may cost between $ 1,049 and $ 1,099. This would make Google’s new smartphone more expensive than its predecessor.
Design: The Pixel 6 phones stand out to look good
All of Google’s previous Pixel phones, including the Pixel 5, were deliberately designed not to be distracted from their screens. In the eyes of the user, the hardware was meant to drop off and serve as a vehicle for Google’s Android software.
Not so with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Starting in several splashy colors and seemingly sporty shiny metal highlights, both handsets are clearly built to be noticed. It’s much more visually exciting than the Pixel 5’s two modest shades of “just black” and “a kind of sage.”
Camera: Pixel 6 and 6 Pro get bigger, better sensors and lenses
One of the biggest improvements of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be their imaging systems. Physically, they are much larger than the camera hardware you find on the Pixel 5. In fact, these new cameras are so large that they lie in a raised bar on the back of each phone. They also run the full width of each handset.
And ifis true, there is a reason for the extra mass. Rumor has it that the Pixel 6 camera platform is built around a massive 50 megapixel main sensor with a wide-angle lens. Both phones should also have 12 megapixel ultrawidth lens and sensor combinations. However, the Pixel 6 Pro stands out with an extra 48 megapixel telephoto camera.
Either the handset’s camera system should run rings around Pixel 5’s hardware. This device comes with 16 megapixel ultrawide and 12.2 megapixel dual-pixel main camera sensors.
Processing: The Pixel 6 phones will boast custom, not stock chips
In yet another seismic break from the past, the Pixel 6 phones will run internal silicon. Specifically, the heart of both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is Google’s new Tensor SoC (system on chip). Designed personally by Google engineers, just as Apple does with its A-Series chips, Tensor is tailored for Android.
The result should be snazzed computing and video processing performance. Hopefully this does not come at the expense of battery life either. Google has not yet released information about Tensor’s speeds and feeds. That said, compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G shelf on the Pixel 5, this custom chip is likely to be a big improvement.
Charging: Pixel 6 and 6 Pro could have faster wired and wireless charging
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are likely to be the first Google phones not to come with chargers in their boxes. At least that’s what the tech giant said at the launch of. Other reports point to major improvements in charging. For example, according to 91mobiles, the new flagship devices could support 33-watt fast wired charging.
And another report from Android Police suggests that the new Pixel phones have interface with 23 watt wireless charging stations. In either case, it beats what the Pixel 5 can. Its wireless charging reaches 18 watts.
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