Google Pixel 6 series release: Google Tensor SoC & Android 12, starting price from ~RM2486
Finally, after a few months of speculations, the Google Pixel 6 series got unveiled in the West. In this article, we will be focusing on what's new about the Pixel 6 series so read on below to find out more.
As mentioned before back in early August 2021, the Pixel 6 series got a new Google Tensor SoC in 5nm process. To summarise it, this chipset is designed and manufactured by Google and it was made to compete with the big boys in the premium price range. According to Google, they said the Tensor is 80% faster than the Pixel 5 which uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.
Moving on, the Pixel 6 Pro's memory configuration goes up to 12GB of RAM and has three storage options - 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. As for the vanilla Pixel 6, it uses 8GB of RAM in either 128GB or 256GB storage. The display specs are not bad as well, featuring a 6.4-inch FHD+ Smooth Display with 90Hz refresh rate and of course, the pro variant has a massive 6.7-inch LTPO Smooth Display in QHD+ and 120Hz refresh rate.
Another highlight would be the camera design that sports a massive bump on the back. On the Pixel 6 Pro, Google has finally upgraded the camera sensors with a set of 50MP (main) + 12MP (ultrawide) + 48MP (telephoto) triple rear camera module. The Pixel 6 has the same but just lacks the telephoto lens and both have an LDAF sensor. On the other hand, the pro has an odd 11.1MP front camera whereas the latter is using 8MP.
Other similar features are that both Pixel phones are using the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus as the cover, wireless fast charging compatibility, an in-display fingerprint unlock sensor and obviously, running on Android 12 out of the box. Finally, the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6's battery life is 5003mAh and 4615mAH respectively.
The Pixel 6 series is not coming to Malaysia officially as usual, but if you must know the price, the pro and vanilla's starting prices are $899 (~RM3732) and $599 (~RM2486) respectively. So what do you think of the new Pixel 6 series? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.