What’s in a Pixel?
For now, all we can do is speculate about what the Google Pixel 5a will bring to the table. With Google’s latest and greatest flagships on the market, the company may decide to forgo the Pixel 4a and 5a. Google’s obsession with iterative updates may have reached its peak, and it may only be a matter of time before Google decides to call it quits on the line. Of course, we’re not quite there yet. The Google Pixel 5G is still a couple of months away, and we’re expecting to see more Pixel 5 devices before the end of the year. But we’re also expecting to see the company launch a Google Pixel 3 Lite by the end of 2018, or perhaps in 2019. What are your thoughts on the Google Pixel 5a? Let us know down in the comments. More on Geek.
How the Google Pixel 6 is shaping up
The Google Pixel 6 looks to retain the same basic design as the Pixel 5 and 5G. However, the difference will be the dual-camera setup. Google is still working on three different variants of the Pixel 6, with one being a Lite variant with a plastic back and smaller battery capacity. The other two are rumored to have glass backs and larger batteries. The larger of the two is speculated to feature a single camera, while the smaller variant has two. The two variants will continue to have fingerprint scanners, and the largest variant might have no fingerprint scanner at all.
What we know about the Google Pixel 6 design
It’s not known if there will be any bezels above and below the display on the Pixel 6. We can be assured, however, that the bottom chin will not remain. We may have seen the same chin on the Google Pixel 5a. As mentioned, the leak was of an unfinished retail box, but the chin could be confirmed by taking a closer look at the Google Pixel 5 and the Google Pixel 5G’s leaked retail packaging. If the leaker’s info about the display is true, we’ll be able to confirm Google’s intention to remove the headphone jack. There will be a USB-C port and a stereo speaker setup at the bottom of the device, however, which is one of the reasons we’re pretty sure the headphone jack is going to be removed in the Google Pixel 6.
The Google Pixel 6 specs
According to the leakster, the Pixel 6 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The leakster, however, did not mention the Pixel 6’s storage configuration. The leakster also suggested that there won’t be a microSD card slot on the Pixel 6 as it does on other recent flagship devices. Apart from this, the leakster made no mention of the camera hardware in the upcoming Pixel smartphones. That said, Google could just implement a similar setup as in the Pixel 3. Considering the existence of the Pixel Visual Core, which is used to improve the camera performance in Google’s smartphones, the latest leakster makes a good case for the Pixel 6 being powered by a single camera sensor.
The Google Pixel 6 release date
The original Google Pixel lineup was launched in October. At the launch of its first two devices, Google gave a Q2 2019 as the target date for the release of the Pixel 3, 3 XL, and Pixelbook 2. These devices were announced in October with the release dates being November 8, October 4, and October 4, respectively. If we combine the Google Pixel 4a 5G with the Google Pixel 5a 6 and Google Pixel 6 with the Google Pixel 6 5G, we have a very different picture of the release date of the next Google phone. The date of the release of the Google Pixel 3 wasn’t included in this leak. It might be because Google has a different release schedule for the new products. Last year, the Google Pixel 2 was announced in October, released in November, and became available in December.
The conclusion on the Google Pixel 6
The pixel 6 is expected to have a water-resistant construction, as expected from flagship devices. However, it’s not clear what Google will call the device, as the Google Pixel 6 may be the device in question, too. In any case, we can safely say that there’s a very high chance that this could be a flagship device in 2018. We also expect a 6.2-inch OLED display and a 5G variant, with a 6.1-inch display for the Pixel 5a (or Pixel 5C). In terms of build, it’s most likely to be made out of glass and metal, and some sort of wireless charging. However, no screen-to-body ratio leaks for the Pixel 6 have been found to date, which suggests that there’s likely to be some sort of notch. The most exciting thing about the Google Pixel 6 is that we now have a tentative release date of October 4.