Since August 2, when Google announced the arrival of the attractive Pixel 6 and 6 Pro equipped with Samsung-made Google Tensor processor, people have first known about them. Both phones will be a significant upgrade above the Pixel 5's mid-range specifications, with real flagship specs and enhanced camera sensors. Pixel 6 is going to release in October 2021 and the smartphone world has already gone crazy for this phone. This article will go through all the crucial aspects, and features of the new Google Pixel 6 to let readers know all about the device.
Key Features of Google Pixel 6
The Google Pixel 6 comes in three different colors: Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, and Stormy Black. Upgrading to obtain higher specifications involves foregoing some of the more appealing color choices, which is unfortunate.
The Pixel 6 brings a fresh design, which stands out among today's top devices. Rather than being tucked into a corner of the gadget, the cameras are located in a horizontal strip that runs through the length of the phone's back. There is a practical advantage to this method - whereas other phones wobble when laid on their back, the Pixel 6 lies pretty flat, even though the bar protrudes from the rear of the phone.
There is no headphone port on the Pixel 6, which maintains it in line with its predecessors, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4. If users prefer wired listening, they will need to cross their fingers that the Pixel 6a has a 3.5mm jack since Google has previously reserved this connection for its lower-cost 'A' series devices.
With a 6.4-inch large OLED screen, the Pixel 6 has the largest screen yet seen on a Pixel phone, counting the exception of the Pixel 6 Pro's 6.7-inch display, which outclasses even the 6.3-inch Pixel 4 XL.
Google's newest phones have the company's largest displays to date, and the Pixel 6 has an FHD+ with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (not QHD). It corresponds to 441 PPI. That is comparable to other phones in its price range. Additionally, there is a high-brightness option, a contrast ratio of >1,000,000:1, and also HDR capabilities.
The Pixel 6 display's biggest improvement is its size. However, the higher refresh rate, as seen on its predecessor, is also good to have. It's a 90Hz display, which should improve the experience of navigating the UI and viewing web pages – something else we will put to the test in our comprehensive Google Pixel 6 review.
While the Pixel 6 does not have any more cameras than its predecessor, consumers will need to purchase the Pixel 6 Pro to acquire a telephoto camera. Its suite has been enhanced by the addition of higher-megapixel cameras.
The Pixel 6's rear camera configuration includes a 50MP primary sensor with an 82-degree field of view and an f/1.85 aperture, as well as a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with a 114-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture.
Additionally, there is an 8MP selfie camera with an 84-degree vision field and an f/2.0 aperture, located in a center-top punch-hole on the display.
While the Pixel 6 lacks optical zoom, as the Pixel 6 Pro does, it does have 'Super Res Zoom,' which provides a 7x digital zoom.
Digital zoom is not as good as optical zoom since it crops the picture to bring the users closer to the action artificially, sacrificing some image quality in the process.
Performance, Software, and UI
The Tensor processor, which makes its debut in the Pixel 6, and the speed gain it provides over the Snapdragon 888, are all about enhancing machine learning and also artificial intelligence.
This will power the Pixel 6's features. Google's phones have already introduced robust features for tasks like handling hold calls. However, it appears as though the Tensor chip will enhance those capabilities by screening for robocalls, transcribing phone tree menus, and estimating wait times so that users can call back when they're more likely to reach a live person.
Google is also emphasizing voice functionality such as text message dictation. This includes the ability to send and amend messages with voice commands, as well as the option to include emojis into their dictated text. Tensor also enhances current functions such as Live Translate and Recorder.
Tensor's full worth is aligned to test some of the capabilities Google is claiming, but unarguably this is one of the most interesting mobile upgrades in years.
Unfortunately, the Pixel 6 is equipped with an old Qualcomm X55 5G modem. Users will have to wait and see what this implies for 5G performance in comparison to competitors.
Battery and Charging
The Pixel 6's battery is larger to accommodate the Tensor chip's claimed energy efficiency. Google lists the Pixel 6's battery capacity at 4,614 mAh. That is a significant improvement from last year's Pixel 5, which relied on a 4,000 mAh battery to achieve a poor 9.5-hour battery life.
Even better, the previous Pixel flagship's 18W charging pace will be a distant memory. This new phone supports 30W wired charging, but users will need to purchase a second 30W charger separately since one is not included in the package. The Pixel 6 supports wireless charging at a rate of 21W, significantly slower than the Pixel 6 Pro's 23W.
Price of Google 6 in Bangladesh
The Pixel 6 is still not available in Bangladesh officially. In the US, the phone costs $599 which is around 51,254 takas in Bangladeshi money. The USD to BDT conversion rate here is 85.57.
There is a lot more to swallow about the Tensor-powered Pixel 6, some of it and some of its conventional upgrades that come with every new flagship. Now that the Pixel 6 has arrived, users will know exactly what features are included, as they are looking forward to rolling up their sleeves and putting these new capabilities to the test.
In general, the Google Pixel 6 seems to be an outstanding value for money in terms of flagship performance. However, we'll have to wait and see how well all of its new features perform in everyday usage.