Google announces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro powered by the company’s own Tensor SoC

Google has today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone line — Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The smartphones, which support 5G connectivity, will be available for purchase this fall.

This time, the phones are not powered by Qualcomm’s processor but the company has designed its own chip named Tensor, allowing Google to better customize the chip for the features it deems most important.

Google Pixel 6

As for the design, there’s now a black camera strip at the top of the phone that covers the phone’s entire width on the back panel. The camera sensor as well as the LED flash is placed on that strip. In comparison, the Pixel 5 series had its camera sensors placed on a square-shaped module.

Google adds that both the phones now come with a new camera sensor that captures 150 percent more light than the Pixel 5, as well as an ultrawide lens. The Pro model packs an additional telephoto lens with 4-times optical zoom.

Coming to the screen, the Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate while the Pro model features a 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate — both being larger than their predecessor. Both the smartphones are confirmed to pack the new Tensor SoC, Titan M2 security chip, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

We expect a slight difference between both the phones apart from the display and memory configuration. However, the search engine giant has not shared the full specs list yet. It should be released when the company officially makes the phone available for purchase. While the date is not yet revealed, it’s likely to happen in October.