Google, on August 2, quietly unveiled the Pixel 6 series. The company’s latest offerings include the vanilla Google Pixel 6 and a “Pro” variant. The difference, so far, between the two models, is around the display and the camera module. While details about the battery capacity remain unknown, the Pro model is likely to pack a bigger cell. Google will confirm the full specs, pricing and availability details later this year in Fall. According to a report, the new Pixel phones will launch in only eight markets. Unfortunately, India is not a part of the list.
No Google Pixel 6 for India?
Google has unveiled the Pixel 6 series. The new Google phones will go on sale later this year in select markets. The list of markets, unfortunately, does not include India. As spotted by XDA, the Google flagship phones will launch in eight international markets. These include the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan and Taiwan.
Google is yet to officially announce the confirmed list. It is possible that we can get more details on the same at the Fall event. The search engine giant has skipped launching its flagship Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series in India. It would not be a surprise if the Pixel 6 series also gets a miss. Google could instead launch the Pixel 5a or maybe some other Pixel A-series phone in India. There is no official word on the same.
Specs and features
Google’s latest flagship smartphones will run Android 12 out of the box. The latest Google smartphones will also come with the company’s in-house chip called Google Tensor. The company has not revealed many details about the chipset. It did, however, reveal that the Tensor chip is its most powerful AI and Machine Learning (ML) models. It is also claimed to offer “a transformed experience for the camera, speech recognition and many other Pixel 6 features.”
In terms of the camera, the vanilla Pixel 6 comes with a dual-camera setup on the back. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, has a triple-camera array. Google has not yet announced the camera sensor details at the moment. The only detail confirmed so far is that the Pro model has a telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom. It will also have the same wide and ultrawide camera as the regular Pixel 6.
On the front, the Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 90Hz AMOLED display, whereas the 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both phones have a hole-punch camera cutout and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Details around the camera sensors, processor’s performance details, RAM/ storage options, battery capacity, etc. will be announced at the event later this year. The exact launch date of the Pixel 6 remains unknown at the moment. Google is expected to host the event in October 2021.