KEY POINTS

  • Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be available sometime in the fall 
  • The flagship smartphone is the first to house Google's Tensor SoC
  • Google has not yet revealed the prices of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Tech giant Google announced Monday its flagship smartphone for the year, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. 

The new Pixel 6 is scheduled to arrive sometime this fall. The device will be the first product from the company to house its in-house System-on-Chip. Dubbed as Tensor, the mobile processor leverages the company's expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a more powerful and well-integrated machine learning device.

Google Pixel 6 features major changes on the smartphone's overall design, as well as on its internals. The new flagship phone will be available in two lines, the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The company has not yet shared the devices' actual dimensions but the Pro model appears larger and it seems to be of the same size as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Google new smartphone, Pixel 6, to be released later this year, will be powered by a new proprietary chip Google new smartphone, Pixel 6, to be released later this year, will be powered by a new proprietary chip Photo: GOOGLE / Handout

There is a noticeable band on the rear of the device, which is about an inch tall and appears in black, peachy red or lime green color variants. Below that, there is a horizontal camera bump that spreads across the phone's case. The company, in a blog post Monday, said the improved lenses and sensors "are now too big to fit into the traditional square."

The base of Pixel 6 features a matte aluminum finish with a 6.4-inch display.  It has a 90 Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The Pro variant sports a much shinier polished aluminum finish with a wider 120Hz QHD+ 6.7-inch display. 

Both models use OLED panels that provide higher contrast and much deeper black levels compared to the usual LCD screens. The standard model houses two cameras, the wide and ultra-wide, while the Pro model incorporates a third camera, which is a telephoto zoom lens.

The Pixel 6 is available in black, peachy red and lime green, while the Pro sports more subtle color shades of black, white and light orange. While the announcement is not an official launch for the flagship device, this preview offers fans a lot.