Google Pixel 6 series detailed

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The spec level of Google's Pixels is a talking point each year, wherever you sit in the smartphone space - it's the peak of Android, in terms of software ambitions, and - seemingly - alternates between mid-range and flagship level, depending on the mood at Mountain View! We now have reliable leaked specifications of both of the main 2021 Pixels, see below.

Pixel 6 range

From the Front Page Tech article:

Both devices feature Google’s custom chipset, WiFI 6E, support 5G, and are AER Certified

Google Pixel 6 (Codename: Oriel)

  • Screen size: 6.4″
  • Display: AMOLED
  • Rear camera setup: 50MP (Wide) + 12MP (Ultra wide)
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4614mAh
  • Processor: Google
  • Ram: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • OS: Android 12

Google Pixel 6 Pro (Codename: Raven)

  • Screen size: 6.71″
  • Display: Plastic OLED
  • Rear camera setup: 50MP (Wide) + 48MP (Tele) + 12MP (Ultra wide)
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Processor: Google
  • Ram: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
  • OS: Android 12

This all feels a lot more 'flagship' than last year's Pixel 4a and 5 ranges. The use of a custom chipset, triple cameras, 12GB RAM and up to half a GB of storage all mean higher prices. I'm guessing, in the UK, at the Pixel 6 starting at £599 but with the top end Pixel 6 Pro ending up at £1049.

Google is apparently going to commit to five years of software updates for both of the Pixel 6 devices, up from three, and the launch window is September/October.

Google has let its smartphones slip in recent years, but I've a feeling that the Pixel 6 Pro in particular could reset things... at a price.

Source / Credit: Front Page Tech