May 31st, 2021 | Updated on December 18th, 2021
Twitter leaker @FrontTron has claimed that rumored upcoming Google phones will have a powerful camera upgrade that will make them even better than the iPhone 13.
Here’s what we have heard about Google Pixel 6 and future Google phones so far:
Twitter leaker @FrontTron claims that the rumored upcoming Google phones will have a number of big features, including a “gimbal-like steady cam mode.
Pixel 6 stuff
Gimbal like steady cam mode
Bigger Samsung sensor, Google custom NPU and ISP -> better than pixel 5
Big improvements in video
— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) May 26, 2021
Pixel 6 and the 6 Pro are expected to be powered by the company’s in-house chip, codenamed Whitechapel. Well-known leaker Max Weinbach recently appeared at Myriam Joire’s Mobile Tech Podcast. At the podcast, he hinted that the Whitechapel system-on-chip will land somewhere between the Snapdragon 888 and 865 in terms of performance.
He predicted that the chip won’t be “the best-in-class processor, but I don’t think anyone expected it to be (especially given the rumors that Google is working with Samsung on development).
Weinbach predicted that the Pixel 6 would be launched in October, though it might be delayed by the ongoing chip shortage. According to him, the phone is most likely to be launched in November.
Google’s Pixel 4 is positioned as a premium model. Its prices start at $799/£699.
The Pixel 5 was launched at $699/£599.
If Google decides to price Google 6 at lower price, then the phone will not look like a premium phone. It is likely to have a less powerful processor.
According to rumors, Pixel 6 Pro will get a big upgrade to its main sensor, up to 50MP.
Upcoming Google Phones are also expected to have major design-related changes. You may expect the phones to have big rectangular camera hump (seen on the Poco M3, Mi 11 Ultra). This may bring the curtain down on the square-shaped camera setup we have been seeing for a while now. The front could get a punch-hole placed in the middle instead of the top left corner.
When it comes to design, there are not going to be enough differences between Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. They are most likely to have an identical design with minor variations.
Both will seemingly have a prominent horizontal camera housing that spans the entire width of the rear, but the Pixel 6 will have dual camera while the 6 Pro will have a triple camera.
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