On Monday night, Google semi-officially released its new phones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Technically, it was more of a sneak peek than a launch, the site writes The Verge. The biggest focus was on Google’s own SoC, Tensor. The name comes from the Tensor processors (Tensor Processor Units or tpu) Google uses in its data centers.
According to The Verge, it’s still unclear which components are manufactured by Google and which are licensed, but two things definitely come from Google: a mobile tpu for all ai operations and a new Titan M2 chip for security.
Pixel 6 Pro will have a 6.7-inch qhd screen with 120 Hz refresh rate. It has three cameras on the back, where the main camera takes in 150 percent more light than their previous cameras.
Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch fhd screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate.
Both phones will get the new Tensor chip and Titan M2 as well as fingerprint readers in the screen. Despite its own chip, The Verge believes that it is welcome but still not in the same class with Apple’s M1 chip, as Tensor is a mixture of Google’s own and others’ components.
Pixel 6 is expected to go on sale in October. At the time of writing, there is no information about the price.