The latest on Pixel 6 and 5a: Whitechapel chip performance, green color, and price

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Myriam Joire recently hosted the prominent delicious Max Weinbach on his podcast, and the two talked at length about Google’s next premium smartphones, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

The Pixel 6s Whitechapel chip will not be faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC

Weinbach confirmed rumors about internal Whitechapel chip to Pixel 6 family. He believes Google has chosen a proprietary chip to make better use of AI and machine learning. This is in line with 2020 report that Whitechapel would include hardware optimized for the Mountain View company’s machine learning technology.
According to the information shared on the podcast, the chip will have custom neural processing units (NPUs) and Image Signal Processor (ISP). Every Google phone from Pixel 2 to Pixel 4 featured an internal machine learning processor to enhance photography and other features, but last year’s lineup came without an extra processor and stood solely on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC.
While the use of AI-focused hardware sounds good to Pixel’s camera, which has always relied more on software than hardware, don’t expect a huge jump in device performance compared to current flagship processors.

The Whitechapel chip will reportedly be made by Samsung using the 5nm process and it will apparently slot between Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 865.

Pixel 6 Pro may have a new, larger camera sensor

Google will apparently finally use a new and larger sensor for the main camera. Per en previous leakage, the device will have a primary 50MP sensor, an ultra-wide angle device and an 8MP periscope telephoto lens with support for 5x optical zoom.

At other specifications, the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to have a 120Hz Quad HD display, a 5,000mAh battery, a fingerprint reader on the screen and mmWave 5G. The Pixel 6 probably comes with a smaller Full HD screen with the same refresh rate and a smaller battery.
According to a previous leak, the Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch curved AMOLED panel, and the standard model has a 6.4-inch flat screen. Phones can also include ultra-wideband (UWB) technology.

Google is apparently planning a green Pixel 6 variant

Thanks to a stream of leaked reproductions, we know the Pixel 6 duo will have a three-tone design and a rectangular rear camera bump. The orange model seen in the leaks may not be as orange and white. Instead, we will probably see a peach, true (do not think pink Pixel 3) and gold combination. In addition, a green model and a silver and black variant are apparently on the cards.
If all goes well and Google does not run into a chip shortage problem, we can expect to see Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro in October. Otherwise, the revelation could be pushed to November.

That Pixel Watch is launched together with the new flagships. It will reportedly be supported by a 5nm Samsung chip, probably the one that is also expected to drive Galaxy Watch Active 4.

Pixel 6 has a Samsung Galaxy S marketing budget at the serial level

Google seems deeply invested in its new flagship range and will pull all the stops. The company reportedly has to market the new phones aggressively and it looks like it is looking at Samsung’s market share. This is in stark contrast to last year bad goals and the preparation suggests they will be among best phones from 2021.
Weinbach also shared some treats Pixel 5a, which is likely to be announced in August. The leak says it will likely cost more than that Pixel 4a, which would be a downer, as leaks suggest it would at best be a marginal improvement over its predecessor. Wireless charging will not be included.
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