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  • Google launched the Pixel 5 on Sept. 30 last year
  • The company has not yet revealed the release date of the Pixel 6 series
  • Google revealed Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will house the Tensor chip

Google announced its sixth generation Pixel smartphones earlier this month and previewed some of its specifications, but did not disclose when it will launch the flagship phones. Interestingly, if the new claim is to be believed, it appears that consumers could get their hands on Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the first half of September.

The worldwide release of Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is reportedly happening on Sep. 13, according to a Weibo user. The insider has a solid track record of providing accurate information but what makes this leak interesting is that it comes from China, a region where the search engine giant does not sell its smartphones.

The latest information on the launch of Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro seemingly falls on the release window of Google's flagship smartphones. Last year, Google released the Pixel 5 on Sept. 30.

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

The launch date also aligns with the rumored announcement dates of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and Apple iPhone 13. Samsung would reportedly announce its budget flagship smartphone on Sept. 8 while the Cupertino-tech giant would unveil the iPhone 13 lineup on Sept. 14.

Though Google already unveiled its flagship smartphones for 2021, it did not give away all of its technical specifications. However, it was revealed last Wednesday that the upcoming flagship smartphones would feature 5G mmWave connectivity.

The smartphones would feature a 5G modem, which would be supplied by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.  Another leak, which was an entry in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), revealed the Google Pixel 6 series would feature an Ultra-wideband chip (UWB).

This feature is available on Samsung Galaxy S21 and it appears Google will use the UWB for Nearby Share. The search engine giant already revealed that the Pixel 6 series will house the Google semi-custom chipset called Tensor.

The flagship smartphone series is expected to offer high refresh rate displays, 50 MP cameras and 33W charging. As for the prices of the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, nothing is official yet but it is likely to have a high retail tag because of its premium hardware.