While the company isn’t revealing everything about it just yet, this morning Google gave the world its first official peek at its next flagship phone: the Pixel 6.
Here’s what we know so far:
- It’ll come in two forms: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
- The base 6 will have a matte aluminum finish with a 6.4″ display, while the Pro has a shinier polished aluminum finish with a 6.7″ display.
- Pixel 6 has two cameras (wide and ultrawide), while the 6 Pro adds a telephoto zoom lens.
- If you were hoping the increasingly common “camera bump” trend was on the way out … not quite. The bump has now evolved into the “camera bar,” with Google’s Rick Osterloh noting that better sensors and lenses just won’t fit in a smaller package.
- These will be the first phones to run Tensor, Google’s first entirely custom system on a chip. Previous Pixels have run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform. Google CEO Sundar Pichai says they’ve been working on the chip for four+ years. In a blog post announcing the devices, Osterloh suggests that the focus here is making a chip tuned for on-device AI and ML.
- They’ll ship sometime “this fall.”
Lots of details, including pricing and much of the spec sheet (CPU, RAM, etc.) are still a mystery for now — though earlier leaks seem to be spot on, so far.