Google Tensor SoC in new Pixel devices
Putting an end to the game of leaks and rumors, Google finally checkmated the leakers with a series of tweets and their official blog post. Following the “ If you can’t beat them, join them” trait, Google gave the sneak peek of the newest Google phones. While leaks and renders had already left little to no room for anticipation with regards to the design, what came off as a surprise is Google’s own “Tensor” chipset that will power up these new pixel phones. Prior to their expected launch, this surely has caught a lot of attention and has surely got people hooked on to the new “Whitechapel” now “ Google Tensor” touting smartphones.
Let’s cut to the chase and get into the meat of the matter.
Kicking things off with the Google Tensor SoC, Google’s first in-house chipset which happens to be the heart of these new Pixel devices. The Tensor SoC, as Google claims, is supposed to make use of A.I. and machine learning. What it means is that this new SoC will take Google’s already great computational photography up a notch with some great video capabilities as well. Talking of capabilities,on-device real-time language translation for captions, text-to-speech without an internet connection, dual keyboard and voice input methods, and superior camera capabilities is what Google has been boasting this chip to offer.
While the benchmark scores and other details haven’t been disclosed yet, Google did mention that the chipset will work in tandem with the Titan M2 Security chip to bring features like voice recognition and enhanced security. The Tensor SoC will also bring features such as improved voice commands, captioning, translation, and dictation.
Moving on to the phones themselves, The new Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will feature an aluminum build. For the actual finish of the device, the Pixel 6 will get a matte aluminum frame and while the frame for the Pixel 6 Pro will still be aluminum, it will be getting a polished finish. Both of them will get three color variants each. This design change is most probably compliant with Google’s “Material You” design of Android 12, supposed to bring a well-built product with a great in-hand feel.
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Upfront, the standard Pixel 6 will be getting a 6.4” inch panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 6 Pro on the other hand will flaunt a 6.7” inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Google also dropped some hints with regards to the optics. On the optics front, these hints indicate the use of larger image sensors which led to the redesigned camera module. As for the number of cameras, the smaller Pixel 6 will get a dual-camera setup and the larger Pixel 6 Pro will get a triple camera setup. The standard Pixel 6 won’t be getting a telephoto camera and the telephoto camera on the Pixel 6 Pro will give it a 4x optical zoom. As for the selfie camera, both of these devices will have a top-centered punch hole cut-out to accommodate the selfie shooter.
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