Android 01 Sep
Google made this transparent itself that the Pixel 6 series exists and it might launch soon. Well, not only that, it even revealed some key details, including its custom-built Tensor chip. But, Google didn’t put just everything out in public, well, simply the time for the official launch hasn’t come.
Meanwhile, some sleuths and keen-eyed watchers are grinding to bring out the unknown bits of information and fill the gaps. One such material is coming from XDA Developers that got to learn about new features of the Pixel 6 Pro from a leaker.
The report clarifies that the Pixel 6 Pro model does not feature Active Edge. This means you can’t squeeze the sides of the Pixel 6 Pro to activate the Google Assistant. The report states that this, at least, holds true for the Pro model. The Battery Share feature, however, is present. As the name implies the phone will support reverse wireless charging, so that users can charge their other devices. It was something that was leaked before as well but as the Editor-in-chief at XDA points out that alongside revealing the new features, this report also corroborates the information that was already leaked by others.
The Pixel 6 Pro also features “Smooth Display,” which bumps the display’s refresh rate above 60Hz for a smoother scrolling experience. The report claims to have caught a glimpse at the display options and found out the phone supports a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, the native resolution of the panel is 3120x1440 pixels. But the report can’t verify if the Pixel 6 Pro supports a variable refresh rate or if the display modes are discrete. The report, however, points out that when the display needs to enter a lower power state, the refresh rate can operate at 10Hz or 30Hz.
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The report also makes mention of ultra-wideband (UWB) support, a short-range wireless communication protocol that precisely tracks the location of nearby objects. The report claims to have obtained knowledge on the presence of the digital car key support. This means users will be able to unlock support cars using NFC or UWB on the Pixel 6 Pro. The report notes that the Pixel 6 Pro comes preinstalled with a digital car key application, and the USB hardware is provided by Qorvo, an American semiconductor company that specializes in this kind of hardware.
The report corroborates that the Pixel 6 Pro does use a 5G modem from Samsung. The sleuths over at the publication found reference to “g5123b” in the phone’s radio firmware, confirming that whatever leaked earlier could be true.
The report also backs up the previous leaks stating the Pixel 6 Pro bears 12GB RAM. It also validates that the phone has Mali-G78 GPU that clocks at up to 848MHz.
In addition to confirming the presence of all these features by running its own investigation, the report also corroborates the camera configuration. As per the report, the Pixel 6 Pro has Samsung’s 50MP GN1 as the primary sensor, followed by Sony’s 12MP IMX386 as a wide-angle sensor, and Sony’s 48MP IMX586 image sensor.
Other key specs that the report has managed to corroborate include a 5000mAh battery, 128GB storage, Wi-Fi 6E, optical under-display fingerprint scanner. The publication also managed to found the reference that indicates the Pixel 6 series will get 5 years of software updates.