We’ve not actually heard something in regards to the Google Pixel 6 simply but – that is comprehensible, given the Google Pixel 5 remains to be fairly new – and we’re most likely going to be ready fairly some time till we do hear something concrete.
That is okay although because it provides Google time to work on its subsequent smartphone. We gave the Pixel 5 4 stars out of 5, and its funds different, the Pixel 4a 5G, solely three and a half, so there’s undoubtedly progress the corporate could make.
Till we hear extra in regards to the Google Pixel 6, although, we have provide you with a want listing of what adjustments we need to see within the telephone. We’ll additionally acquire all the data we get forward of time on this article, so hold checking again on occasion.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? Google’s subsequent flagship telephone
- When is it out? Doubtless in the direction of the tip of 2021
- How a lot will it value? Round $699 / £599 / AU$999
Google Pixel 6 launch date and value
All we all know in regards to the Google Pixel 6 value and availability are guesses primarily based on the Pixel 5.
We might anticipate the telephone to return out in the direction of the tip of 2021, primarily based on Google’s flagship tendencies. October is probably one of the best guess.
On the subject of value, that is a bit tougher to guess, as a result of whereas the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 have been extra premium choices, the Pixel 5 is a mid-ranged telephone, and we do not know if Google will stick in that value vary or return to the highest finish.
Our guess is the previous, although, as the corporate will seemingly need to keep on with an enormous change for multiple yr to see if it pays off. The Pixel 5 value $699 / £599 / AU$999 so possibly we might see an identical value once more.
Google Pixel 6: what we need to see
Whereas we anticipate additional Google Pixel 6 leaks, we have pulled collectively some enhancements we’re hoping to see from the corporate for its subsequent smartphone.
1. A extra impressed design
The Google Pixel 5 wasn’t probably the most interesting-looking smartphone on the planet – the truth is, some would go so far as calling it ‘boring’ as a typical ‘chocolate-bar’-looking handset.
Pixel telephones have by no means been actual lookers, however we might prefer to see a Pixel 6 that was a little bit extra memorable. Months earlier than the Pixel 5 launch we saw an intriguing render that was as divisive because it was distinct, however it received folks speaking, which is greater than you’ll be able to say for the Pixel 5.
2. A telephoto digital camera
Google Pixel telephones have made a reputation for themselves by being nice digital camera telephones, however current units from the corporate do not even have telephoto lenses, which means all zooming is digital. That is primarily simply cropping.
This implies zoom footage are likely to have decrease resolutions and subsequently look grainy, and it stops you zooming in as far utilizing the digital camera app itself.
We might prefer to see Google convey telephoto cameras again to the Pixel line so we are able to take higher zoom pictures with the telephones.
3. Compact kind components
The earliest few generations of Google Pixel smartphone have been fairly small, in order that they have been straightforward to make use of one-handed, slot in pockets properly, and felt snug within the hand for folks with smaller palms.
That hasn’t been the case for the model’s 2020 smartphones as a lot, however we might like to see a return to smaller units. The compact telephone (or ‘small telephone’) market is severely missing, and Google might actually nook it if it wished.
4. Extra processing energy
One of many important variations between older Pixel flagships, and the Pixel 5, was the selection to make use of a mid-range chipset as a substitute of a top-end one. That is a good determination in principle – not everybody wants high processing energy, and most of the people could make do with middling energy.
Nonetheless, the Pixel 5 did not have ‘middling energy’ because it was fairly weak. In our benchmark checks it carried out poorly, and it did not all the time deal with gaming properly.
We might prefer to see Google enhance the efficiency of its telephones, whether or not that is by utilizing higher chipsets, or by utilizing mid-range processors with higher optimizations.