After releasing Android 12 into the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) yesterday, Google has finally settled on a date for its fall Pixel event. October 19th is the day that we’ll all finally get to see what the next generation of Pixel devices will have to offer. While Google has fully embraced the “age of the leak” and revealed details about their upcoming devices, the hype around the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro has reached new heights.
Despite Google holding an unofficial coming-out party for the new Pixel via Twitter a few months ago, there are still several unanswered questions about the upcoming devices. We know that Google is rolling out their in-house processor, dubbed Tensor, with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. What we don’t know though, is just how powerful this chipset is.
Google has gone on record as saying this will be the most powerful Pixel device yet, and with that, we could also be getting the most expensive Pixel as well. Everything we know about the device so far screams premium device, and while in previous years it seemed as if the Pixel brand may be leveling off in price, this year will almost certainly change that. In addition to a brand-new custom Tensor chipset, the Pixel will also see a tremendous jump in camera hardware.
For the first time since the Pixel 2, Google is upgrading the camera on the next Pixel phones. There will be a dual rear camera on the Pixel 6, while the Pixel 6 Pro will have a third telephoto lens. The Pro model will also have a larger 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a (hold on to your butts) 120Hz refresh rate. Yes, finally full-blown 120Hz on a Pixel device. The fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device is gone, and instead will be underneath the display on the new Pixel phones.
Everything we know about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is already making this an exciting device. It’s the things we don’t know about that will push the new Pixel devices over the edge. The Google Pixel fall event is happening on October 19th at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EST.