Google Pixel 6 leaks dial up the camera and security war – TechCrunch

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Forward of its launch on October 19, it appears as if retailers and Google are playing a sport of rooster about who can leak the most details about its two upcoming flagship telephones; the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Professional. Google’s Pixel line of smartphones has historically been the flagship of the Android armada for these of us who like our Android working system as un-adorned as doable. After a somewhat underwhelming Pixel 5, which meant that the company had a number of mid-range phones and no actual flagship to talk off, Google appears to have discovered its lesson. With the un-Apple-y strategy of leaking its own device a couple of weeks earlier than launch, all googly eyes are on the duo of upcoming telephones.

As the launch date crawls nearer, the tempo of data being pushed on the public hasn’t precisely slowed. Over the weekend, U.Okay. phone retailer Carphone Warehouse printed its gross sales pages for the two telephones. In fact, the retailer yanked the pages as quickly as they may, however not earlier than an eagle-eyed leak-hunter snagged some screen shots. As well as, Google has began promoting the yet-to-be-shipped pocket computer systems in a wide range of media, too, presumably in the hope that some doubters will hesitate for lengthy sufficient earlier than urgent the buy-it-now button on Apple’s recently launched iPhone 13 collection. In the promoting and advertising actions, which started all the way back in August, Google is highlighting a few of the benefits it has over its Cupertino-conceived cousin, and staking out the aggressive panorama. 

As you would possibly anticipate, on condition that that is the place loads of the smartphone war has shifted its bellicose conduct, the leaked pages closely focus on the high quality of the cameras. The Google Pixel 6 continues the Android pattern of including pc imaginative and prescient and AI smarts to the photo-taking course of but in addition introduces some top-shelf {hardware} to the combine. The Pixel 6 reportedly will get a 50mpx wide-angle camera and a 12mpx ultra-wide. The Pixel 6 Professional will get a trio of cameras — two with the identical spec as its little brother, and an extra 48mpx telephoto lens.

Google Tensor image

Picture Credit: Screenshot from Google (opens in a new window)‘s official Pixel 6 holding web page. (Picture has been cropped)

The opposite large spotlight is the already-much-discussed Tensor chip that's making its debut in the new telephones

The advertising pages additionally shed extra mild on the claims Google is making about its battery expertise. Adaptive battery performance implies that the telephones’ batteries can cost from flat to 50% cost in simply half an hour, and the working system has a bunch of smarts built-in to additional stretch your battery life for these days whenever you enterprise too distant from a power socket. The corporate additionally highlights high-speed wi-fi charging for whenever you’re hanging on with out a thread.

With its primary rivals making an even bigger deal of security, Google joins the fray on that battlefront as nicely, claiming “extra layers of {hardware} security than some other phone,” reminding customers that they're introducing the Titan M2 security chip and a promise of “5 years of updates” which can guarantee it “will get safer over time.” It isn’t instantly clear whether or not this refers to firmware updates or updates of the OS, but it surely’s encouraging to see Android stand behind its telephones at the same time as they age into oblivion.

We anticipate to be taught extra about the telephones as the launch date crawls nearer. We anticipate preorders to start out subsequent week, on October 19.

Source : TechCrunch