The Google Pixel 6 will likely launch in mid to late 2021, so it's probably still a long way off, but that's okay with the Google Pixel 5 is rather new and the The Pixel 5a should always see daylight first. Other phones will be available soon
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We gave the Pixel 5 four out of five stars and its budget alternative, the Pixel 4a 5G , only three and a half, so there is definitely some progress the company can make on these phones.
Until we hear more about the Google Pixel 6, however, we've put together a wishlist of the changes we want to see in the phone. We'll also be collecting any information we get ahead of time in this article, so check back regularly.
Update: A double whammy of news suggests the Google Pixel 6 could get a built-in fingerprint reader and beaccompanied by a Pixel 6 XL equivalent . These two elements come from the first versions of Android 12.
Get straight to the point
- What is that? Google's next flagship phone
- When was it released? Probably towards the end of 2021
- How much will it cost? Around $ 699 / £ 599 / AU $ 999
Release date and price of Google Pixel 6
Everything we know about the price and availability of the Google Pixel 6 is guesswork based on the Pixel 5.
We expect the phone to release towards the end of 2021, based on Google's flagship trends. October is probably the best bet.
Regarding the price, it is a bit more difficult to guess, because while the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 were more premium offerings, the Pixel 5 is a mid-range phone and we don't know if Google will stay in that price range or return to the higher end.
Our guess is the first, as the company will likely want to stick with one big change for over a year to see if it pays off. The Pixel 5 cost $ 699 / £ 599 / 999 AU $, so maybe we could review a similar price.
News and leaks
In old Android 12 code , there are two clues on Google Pixel 6 features .
One of these is the existence of a one-handed mode, which suggests a Pixel 6 XL might be on the way, as a phone no XL do not need itwould not have such a feature. The other is the possibility of an in-screen fingerprint scanner, something Google hasn't used before in its smartphones.
This news is a bit dubious at the moment, but since we have barely heard of anything the game phone is far away, we just have to keep going.
A sign of the Google Pixel 6 can be found in a Google patent , detailing a possible future phone that does not have a visible selfie camera.
While the patent does not explain how this is achieved, it seems likely that the camera is under the screen, as we have now seen on the ZTE Axon 20 5G . Of course, it is not because Google is exploring this idea that we haveWe'll have a sub-screen camera on the Pixel 6, but it's possible.
Google Pixel 6: what-we-want-to-see
While waiting for other Google Pixel 6 leaks, we've rounded up some improvements that we hope to see from the company for its next smartphone.
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1. A more inspired design
The Google Pixel 5 was not the most interesting smartphone in the world - in fact, some would go so far as to call itr of "boring" as a combined standard " resembling a chocolate bar. we saw a rendering fascinating that was as
2. A telephoto lens
Google Pixel phones have made a name for themselves as great camera phones, but the company's recent devices don't have telephoto lenses, which means all zoom is digital. Basically, it's just a matter of reframing.
This means that zoomed images tend to have lower resolutions and therefore look grainy, and this prevents you from zoomingalso far using the camera app itself.
We would love to see Google bring telephoto lenses back to the Pixel lineup so we can take better zooms with phones.
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3. Compact form factors
The very first generations of Google Pixel smartphones were quite small, so they were easy to use with one hand, fit well in pockets and felt comfortable in the hand for people with smaller palms.
This hasn't been so much for the brand's 2020 smartphones, but we'd love to see a return to smaller devices. The market for compact phones (or "small phones") is sorely lacking, and Google could really harness it if it wanted to.
4. More processing power
One of the main differences between the old flagships Pixel and the Pixel 5 was the choice to use a mid-range chipset instead of a high-end chipset. This is a fair decision in theory - not everyone needs more processing power, and most people can be happy with medium power.
However, the Pixel 5 didn 't have an "average power" as it was quite low. In our benchmark tests, it performed poorly, and it didn't always handle the game well.
We would like to see Google improve the performance of its phones, whicheither by using better chipsets, or by using mid-range processors with better optimizations.