Google Pixel 6 Takes on Manufacturing Giants With Its First Custom Chip

Google Announced the release of its flagship model around the fourth quarter this year. A series of posts on their Twitter account sparked a fiery expectation from what might be the best phone Google has come up with so far. But will it be enough to break the stereotype to take on the giants in the industry? Or, will it take its place among the previous pixel phones as a mid-range phone?

With the smartphone launch season nearing this year alongside the Android 12, Google announced its debut into the hardware industry. The new smartphone will feature two models, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro. The major differences between the two versions are to lockout at screen size and camera. Speaking of which, let’s get into what we know about the phone so far!

What’s New to The Google Pixel 6?

Google brings its software pioneering into play by introducing its first custom chip, Tensor. Tensor is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor that has been in use for Google’s data centers since as early as 2017. However, this is the first time such a chip has been used in any smartphone. According to Google’s SVP, Rick Osterloh, they’ve been working on the chip for 5 years. It will to boost the AI and ML processes of smartphones, which introduces a new dimension of looking at a phone.

Other than the innovative chip, we also catch glimpses of how the phones would look like. The Pixel base model features a 6.4 inches flat screen. While the Pixel Pro features 6.71 inches of curved AMOLED display.

Differences between 1080i and 1080p LED displays are explained here.

Coming over to the much-disputed image quality of the phones, the Pixel 6 Pro now features 3 rear cameras and the Pixel base model only 2, missing out on the telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom. The camera specifics are still unknown but we do know the Tensor chip has a role to play here as well. It will run the image rendering processes much swiftly and give a much sharper result than pixel 5.

Google also amped up the security features of the smartphone as it now comes with an in-built security chip to prevent data decryption when locked. Other than processing peculiarities, both the models will feature 3 colors. The major aesthetic difference is the gap above the prominent camera stripe on the back. The pro model has more space above the camera stripe and a silver aluminum lining.

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