Google Pixel 6 & pro, ultra high end with Google Tenser SOC.
Google is announcing its new smartphones, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro, today. It is kind of a preview or teaser because Google doesn’t release all detail about the Pixel 6 line up but Google is arousing a new System on chip, Tenser, made by Google. Tenser’s name comes from the Tensor Processing Units (TPU) being used in Google’s data centers.
Tenser SOC: What we know
Tenser is the ultimate system-on-chip. It is not just a single processor.
“Tensor is our first custom-built SOC for Pixel phones, and it will power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this fall.”
-Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President, Devices & Services
Well, it is a Google-made SOC, but it is unclear which items are Google-made and which are not. The verge said that only two things are confirmed yet, TPU, and Titan M2 chip for security. CPU, GPU, and 5g modems are still behind Google’s curtain.
“Less mysterious: the phones themselves. I spent about an hour at Google’s Mountain View campus last week looking at the phone hardware and talking with Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh about Tensor. After all that, my main takeaway about the new Pixel 6 phones is simple.
Google is actually, finally trying to make a competitive flagship phone.”
Dieter Bohn, The Verge
Google Pixel 6, ultra high end with Google Tenser SOC are coming this fall. Google doesn’t clear that when will they release details like pricing, features, specs, and availability according to regions. Most probably, Google will showcase details at lunch.
The verge’s reporter visited Google and talked with Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh about the pixel 6 lineups. They said that both versions (pixel 6 and pixel 6 pros) have a glass back and front and they are touching the standards of Apple, Samsung, and Hawaii.
“We’ve definitively not been in the flagship tier for the past couple of years, this will be different, it will certainly be a premium-priced product.”
Ostrehlo to The Verge
Google Pixel 6, ultra high end with Google Tenser SOC: Spec we know
Pixel 6 pro-spec:
- 6.7-inch QHD+ display
- 120Hz screen refresh rate
- Little curved edges
- Aluminum side rails
- in-display fingerprint
- Three Cameras on the back
4X telephoto lens (optical zoom)
Pixel 6 specs:
- 6.4-inch FHD+ screen
- 90Hz screen refresh rate
- No curved edges
- Mate finished rails
- No telephoto camera
- In-display fingerprint
Both phones will have Tanser SOC and Titan M2 chip along. There will be different color options for both phones.
“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.
We also upgraded the rear camera system. The improved sensors and lenses are now too big to fit into the traditional square — so the new design gives the entire camera system a new home with the camera bar.”
–Rick Costello, Google
Rumors came Samsung is providing some components to Google for Tenser SOC but Google itself is not sharing any details. The tech giant didn’t share any details about CPU, and GPU, and their maker. According to Ostrehlo, they will be market-leading. He said: “The standard stuff people look at will be very competitive and the AI stuff will be differentiated.”
Will Google make this phone enough for enthusiasts? Will it disturb the market share of Apple or Samsung? We suggest you not get too excited for the Pixel 6 lineup because there must be too much behind the curtains; we don’t know.