We’ve known for quite some time now that Google plans to turn the page to a new and somewhat divisive chapter in the evolution of the Pixel handset family this year after a couple of decidedly… boring generations, but the huge leaks from May left a number of important questions unanswered.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro specs and differences
The 6.71-inch Pixel 6 Pro will hold many important advantages over the 6.4-inch non-Pro Pixel 6, including an impressive-sounding 48MP telephoto lens, four extra gigs of memory, a little additional battery juice, a slightly better front-facing shooter, and a top-of-the-line storage variant with a whopping 512 gigs of local digital hoarding room.
Previously leaked Pixel 6 Pro renders
Unsurprisingly, the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to borrow the main snapper and the ultra-wide imaging sensor from the Pixel 6 while adding that aforementioned telephoto shooter to its back and upgrading the single selfie cam from 8 to 12 megapixels. The 5,000mAh battery sounds just large enough to keep up with the power demands of the 6.71-inch plastic OLED (P-OLED) screen, at least until the resolution and refresh rate are “confirmed” by a similarly “trusted” source.
The Pixel 6 Pro, mind you, was previously expected to make the jump to silky smooth 120Hz technology, with the Pixel 6 likely to stick to the same 90Hz refresh rate capabilities as the Pixel 5, but there are no references to any of that stuff in this latest Front Page Tech report.
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro competition
Previously leaked Pixel 6 renders
We don’t even want to think about how much the Pixel 6 Pro could cost with a state-of-the-art combination of 512GB storage space and 12GB RAM, but for what it’s worth, the software support plan alone might justify a large chunk of that undoubtedly extravagant price point. Apparently, Google’s aim is to deliver five years of updates for both the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, up from only three for the Pixel 5, 4a, and 4a (5G).
Even if we’re merely talking security patches rather than full-on OS promotions (which is not entirely clear at the moment), that would still be a huge improvement for a company that’s long been playing catch-up to Apple in that department, recently falling behind Samsung as well.
Unfortunately, the release date of the Pixel 6 duo is allegedly not final yet, but the current goal is “sometime near October of 2021.”