According to the latest rumor, the Google Pixel 6 will be released later this year and will have some outstanding specifications as well as new software compatibility.
Jon Prosser of¬†FrontPageTech¬†has offered a summary of what the next smartphones’ specifications may be. The¬†Google¬†Pixel 6 will include a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a 50-megapixel primary camera with a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, 128/256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and a 4614mAh battery.¬†
The “Pro” model would feature a 6.71-inch display, however prior reports said it would be a QHD+ resolution at 120Hz, whereas the smaller variant would have an FHD+ screen at 120Hz. A 48MP telephoto lens, up to 256GB of storage, and 12GB of RAM will be included in the Pixel 6 “Pro.” The battery will be bigger, with a capacity of 5,000mAh.
Much of this has previously been predicted, but it’s great to have the details written out so we can get a better idea of what these gadgets are capable of.
Prosser claims that the Pixel 6 will receive five years of Android software upgrades, which is very amazing. After establishing a four-year support commitment on several of their products, Samsung currently holds the record for the longest software support. Software support for its corporate phones has previously been promised for up to five years.
Of course, until we hear something official from Google, take this with a grain of salt, but announcing five years of software support would be a huge step forward in bringing the Android ecosystem closer to iOS in terms of support, and could be a huge selling point, especially for Google’s Pixel devices.
It’s also worth noting that this might relate to five years of software maintenance via security updates rather than five years of Android version upgrades. When¬†publicizing¬†their update promises, the leading¬†Android phone¬†manufacturers usually distinguish between the two.¬† ¬†¬†¬†
For the time being, we’ll have to wait until October to hear anything official, as Prosser said that’s when the gadgets will most likely be shown.¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†