There has yet to be a formal launch event for Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but both Android phones will be unveiled in New York City, teasing Google’s upcoming rivals for the recently announced iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series from Apple. Creepy timing, right?
Of course, we decided to take lots of photos for you from all angles – at least from all possible angles for a phone behind glass – by traveling to the new Google Store in Chelsea. The store was closed, but anyone can take a highlight on the back of Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
There is still no formal release date for Google Pixel 6, but the window shows that both phones are ‘Coming Fall 2021’. We usually see Google launching its flagship smartphones in October.
The standard Google Pixel 6 comes in a two-tone orange color, one of three colors for the smaller phone. Each model has a two-color scheme: a darker shade at the top of the unique black camera band and a lighter color at the bottom.
Google Pixel 6 Pro comes in a yellow / gold color that spans the top and bottom halves. The upper part of the phone is ntociably larger on the Pro model. Other colors not shown: green for Pixel 6 and white for Pixel 6 Pro. Both editions come in black.
A close-up of the camera rod
Pull a seat up to the camera bar. We got a close-up of the odd Google Pixel 6 camera module, which has two lenses on Pixel 6 and three on Pixel 6 Pro. If you want some zoom, you’ll have to pay for the Pro version.
The camera’s specifications, although not confirmed, include a 50MP standard wide camera, 12MP ultra – wide camera and the pro-exclusive 48MP telephoto camera. Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max relies on large sensors and individual pixels for its 12MP rear cameras with triple lens, so we’ll have to do some tests side by side when we get both.
The differences between the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the regular Pixel 6 do not stop at the extra rear camera lens. The Pro will also feature a larger display, larger battery, more RAM and battery facing camera, according to rumor specs.
But at the heart of both phones will be what Google is likely to talk most about: its own internal chipset, the Tensor chip. Google has made great strides in Pixel-series AI-driven computing photography since 2016, and by dropping Qualcomm to its own internal SoC solution, we are eager to see the results.
Almost a hands-on of the new Pixel 6 phones
Unfortunately, while we almost got our fingers in these two phones, it means they are behind glass that we did not get a chance to check the front of the devices. Given the release window ‘Autumn 2021’, it will not be long before we can grab one for real.