Google has confirmed that it will be releasing two new Pixel smartphones this Fall called the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, both of which will leverage a brand-new system-on-a-chip (SoC) called the Google Tensor.
Custom built and crafted entirely in-house, Google Tensor has been designed to take the artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities of its next-generation Pixel devices to a whole new level and better run select tasks, such as computational photography models, to enable entirely new features and improve existing ones. Google’s new Tensor SoC also brings additional layers of hardware security thanks to a new security core and the Titan M security module.
Specifications for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro won’t be revealed until their official launch later this year, but users can expect devices with beautiful new materials and finishes (e.g., polished and matte aluminum), as well as a new rear camera strip that houses improved sensors and lenses. Google explained that the strip was necessary because they were too big to fit into a traditional square.
Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices will also run the latest and greatest Android version, Android 12, which introduces the company’s new Material You design language for more colorful aesthetics.
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro debut this fall, and that’s when we’ll share all the details we normally release at launch like new features, technical specs and pricing and availability. But today, we’re giving you a preview of what’s to come. […] These new phones redefine what it means to be a Pixel. From the new design that combines the same beautiful aesthetic across software and hardware with Android 12, to the new Tensor SoC, everything about using the Pixel is better.