The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been fully revealed in new device renders — featuring a multi-colored back, in-screen fingerprint sensor, and more.
New renders of the Google Pixel 6 have leaked, revealing a truly radical design that looks unlike any previous Pixel that’s come before it. Google has played it safe in the hardware department for the past few years now, but with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launching later this year, that appears to be changing.
The Pixel 6 is shaping up to be an important Android smartphone in more ways than one. Along with the newly revealed design, previous reporting has suggested that the phone will be powered by Google silicon. There have been rumors for years that Google would eventually ditch Qualcomm for its own custom smartphone chip, and finally, 2021 looks to be the year that happens. The Pixel 6 will apparently feature the GS101 Whitechapel chipset, which Google is creating in partnership with Samsung. This will allow Google to have greater control over the Pixel 6’s hardware and software — something that Apple has long benefitted from with the iPhone.
In addition to Google making big moves under the hood, it also looks like the company is going all-out with the Pixel 6’s hardware. Leaker Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech has shared device renders of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The renders are based on hands-on images of the two phones a source shared with Prosser, and simply put, they look absolutely stunning.
The Pixel 6 & 6 Pro Are The Best-Looking Pixels Yet
The back of the phones is definitely the most interesting, so let’s start there. The majority of the back panel appears to be a matte finish of some sort, and above that is a glossier finish of a different color. In between both is a horizontal camera bump, which features two sensors on the Pixel 6 and three sensors on the Pixel 6 Pro. Both phones have a bright orange color for the top portion on the back, the Pixel 6 gets a white finish for the lower portion, and the Pixel 6 Pro has a muted orange paint job. Prosser also says there will be a ‘champagne’ variant of the Pixel 6 Pro, which swaps out the orange hues for muted gold colors. To top it all off, there’s a large Google ‘G’ logo in the center.
While the front of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro doesn’t appear quite as interesting at first glance, there’s still a lot going on. The hole punch cutout is now centered at the top of the screen — a first for the Pixel series. While it shouldn’t change anything functionally compared to the left-mounted cutout on the Pixel 5, it does look a lot cleaner. The bezels also appear to be incredibly thin around the entire display, not to mention the in-screen fingerprint sensor that’s replacing the rear-mounted one Google has used since the original Pixel from 2016. The end result is a premium-looking smartphone on a level Google hasn’t achieved before.
A design like this is bound to get a lot of mixed reactions. Personally, it looks fantastic. Google’s hardware design has felt really restrained ever since the Pixel 3, which has been disappointing considering the more adventurous designs of the Pixel and Pixel 2. Google needs its hardware to stand out if it wants to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Samsung and Apple, and if any design is going to do that, it’s this one. If Google ships a phone that looks like this, packs it with its first-ever Google silicon, and tops it all off with all the changes coming in Android 12, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro could be two of the best phones released all year.
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Source: Front Page Tech
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