15 September 2021
UPDATE (July 13th, 2021):
Google seems to have accidentally leaked the names of its upcoming smartphones. As spotted by XDA Developers, a Game Mode Intervention Request for Pixel Devices form refers to the devices as Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL. This is different from all other leaks and rumors so far that have claimed Pixel 6 Pro to be the name for the elder sibling.
It is quite possible that Google is simply goofing around with the tipsters and tech reporters and on another hand, "6 XL" could actually be the name as well. Either way, we will have to wait to see which of these scenarios turns out to be the truth.
Original (July 9th, 2021)
Google's upcoming Pixel 6 series has already caught everybody's attention in terms of design changes, thanks to an extensive leak by Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech. The same tipster is back once again but this time around, he has shared detailed specifications for both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. If the latest leak is correct, Google certainly has worthy contenders ready for the competition.
The smaller sibling Pixel 6 is reported to have been codenamed Oriel. It is tipped to sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a centered punch-hole. There will be 8GB of RAM available with 128GB and 256GB onboard storage options. The dual rear camera setup includes a 50-megapixel primary wide-angle sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. The front camera on the phone is an 8-megapixel sensor. The phone will have a 4,614mAh battery and will run Android 12 out of the box.
The codename for the bigger sibling is Raven and it will be sold as Pixel 6 Pro. Google seems to have ditched the "XL" branding for using "Pro" which is a familiar term for non-tech enthusiasts. It will come with a 6.71-inch Plastic OLED punch-hole display. It will have triple rear cameras with an additional 48-megapixel telephoto sensor. The front camera is the same as the standard Pixel 6.
As for configuration variants, there is 12GB of RAM but three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The bigger variant gets a bigger 5,000mAh battery and as one would expect, it will also run Android 12. The exact processor name is unknown but the Pixel 6 series will have a custom Google chipset along with 5G support, WiFi 6E, and AER certification.
Google is even claimed to offer a minimum of 5 years of software support for both next-gen Pixel smartphones. The release date is uncertain but is tipped to happen during October 2021.