The company has used its own processor in the Google Pixel 6 series – photo courtesy of Google
After months of leaks and teasers from the company, Google’s Pixel 6 series smartphones have finally been launched.
Last year Google had launched smartphones with mid-range hardware, this year it has equipped the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with flagship features and hardware.
Google’s Pixel phones are widely popular for their excellent cameras, so the new devices are second to none in this regard.
These are Google’s first phones to feature the company’s own custom-built tensor chips, a 5nm SOC chip equipped with an octa-core processor with 2 powerful ARM Cortex – X1 cores which can speed up to 2.8 GHz and they are supplemented by two mid 2.25 GHz A76 CPU cores.
Google has deviated from traditional CPU configuration.
Pixel 6 Pro – Photo courtesy of Google
In other words, this is the first phone to have 2 ARM Cortex-X 1 cores instead of one. It comes with customized image processor which has taken the computational photography to new heights. Google has added a number of AI-powered photo features.
A feature of the camera setup, Magic Eraser, automatically removes unwanted elements in the photos such as person in the background or distracting sign in the foreground. The good thing about this tool is that it automatically detects unwanted elements and gives suggestions for its removal. You can fill the space after remove with the AI-powered fill technology.
There is another AI-powered camera feature. It is called Face Unblur. Suppose you want to take a shot but you find faces of persons blurry because of because poor lighting. In this situation face Unblur can help by taking two pictures at once and intelligently combing them.
The Face Unblur is ideal for taking action shots
Portrait mode has also been improved, which renders skin color better, while night mode and astro photography have also been improved.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a live translate feature that can translate messages, captions or text in 55 languages from Camera View Finder.
Using Tensor, these phones can also translate offline to French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese or Spanish.
Tensor has a built-in Titan M2 security chip that protects photos, text and sensitive data from external attacks, while Google has promised to provide security updates to both phones for 5 years.
The Google 6 Pro has a lot more features than the Pixel 6.
The phone has a large 6.7-inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, while the LTPO AMOLED keeps changing the refresh rate to extend battery life.
The Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate.
Gorilla Glass Victor has been used to protect the display of both phones, but the Pro model has curved edges, which Google has named 3D Glass, and a fingerprint scanner is installed inside the screen.
The Pixel 6 Pro comes with a 5000 mAh battery while the Pixel 6 comes with a 4600 mAh battery and comes with 30 watt fast charging support.
But the company did not provide any wired or wireless charger in the box.
The Pixel 6 will have 8 GB RAM and 128 to 256 GB storage while the Pixel 6 Pro will have 12 GB RAM and 128, 256 and 512 GB storage options.
When it comes to camera setup, the Pixel 6 Pro is ahead of the Pixel 6 in this area as well.
The phone has a 50-megapixel main camera with 12.5-megapixel Ultra Wide and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera.
The telephoto camera has a 4x zoom, but the company claims that the super-res zoom can be used to zoom up to 20x, while the 50-megapixel main camera is much better than last year’s Pixel 5, which has 2x pixels. A moving camera was provided, the new sensor’s light gathering capacity has been increased by 150%.
The phone has an 11.1 megapixel fixed focus selfie camera on the front.
The Pixel 6 has a dual camera setup on the ABC with a 50-megapixel main camera with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera.
The display has an 8-megapixel camera hidden in a punch-hole design.
The Google Pixel Pro will start at USD899 (over PKR 155,000) while the Pixel 6 will start at USD599 (over PKR 133,000).