Google Announces the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with Google-designed SoC
Google has introduced the new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro featuring a new System on a Chip (SoC) designed by Google, called the Tensor SoC. Both models will be equipped with the new Tensor SoC, a titan M2 security chip, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
According to leaked renders, the Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display. It is equipped with a double rear camera module comprising a 50 MP wide camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera on a matte-finished camera bump. For the front camera, it has an 8 MP lens. Beneath the hood, it has 8GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, along with a 4,614 mAh battery. According to Google's Chief of Hardware Rick Osterloh, the Pixel 6's camera will let in about 150% more light than previous Pixel models.
Meanwhile, The Pixel 6 Pro displays a 6.7-inch Plastic OLED screen. It sports 12 GB of RAM, up to 512 GB of storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery. On the outside, it features a triple rear camera module consisting of a 50 MP wide camera, a 48 MP telephoto camera, and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera on a shiny camera bump. It also has a 12 MP front camera.
Osterloh also claimed that the new models will process images and videos for clearer, better exposed images of moving subjects. Google has also redesigned its speech software with Speech On Device API (SODA) that allows apps to leverage the Tensor SoC for data-center-level speech recognition. In addition, there will also be a new Live Caption with Translate feature that translates and transcribes almost at the same time an audio is playing through the device. The Tensor SoC allows for almost instant translation without the use of the cloud for processing.
Google has also upgraded the Dictation feature which will allow users to narrate messages and trigger actions with keywords like "send" or "clear" using the built-in microphone. Additionally, users can edit typos via the onscreen keyboard while the microphone is still receiving users' dictation.
Google has not released the full specs of the new models, including the CPU, GPU, and 5G modem. There is still no news on the exact date when the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be released too.