The Pixel 6 series doesn’t officially launch until October 19, but unless Google stuns everyone with a fold-dable Pixel out of left field, there isn’t much we don’t already know about the devices. Google just can’t catch a break with Pixel 6 leaks.
A couple of marketing websites for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro respectively were recently leaked by Carphone Warehouse, showcasing “the most advanced Pixel camera ever”, new software features for photography and videography, and Google’s first custom-built processor, Tensor, as the company’s top-selling points for the upcoming devices (via 9to5Google).
The Pixel 6 Pro will feature “the most advanced Pixel camera ever”, with a 50MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 48MP telephoto camera with up to 4x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom. The base Pixel 6 will sport the same camera setup minus the telephoto lens.
On the marketing page, Google says the Pixel 6’s new primary sensor can capture 150% more light compared to the Pixel 5, allowing for finer details, richer colour, faster captures, and more accurate Night Sight photos. A further image also shows the physical difference in size between the two sensors. The Pixel 6 Pro will also have a better selfie camera than the base Pixel 6, with a wider 94° field-of-view.
The leaks tout the Pixel 6 lineup as the fastest Pixel ever, thanks to their “very own powerhouse” — the Google Tensor SoC.
Software improvements to photography and videography bring an enhanced portrait mode that handles skin tones more accurately, better blur mitigation, a new ‘Motion Mode’, and more.
Google also demoed ‘Magic Eraser’, a Google Photos-powered feature that can be used to neatly “remove photobombers and unwanted objects” from images. The feature “may not work on all image elements” though, reads a footnote on both pages.
Both pages were promptly taken down, but you can still take a look at archived versions, courtesy of Internet Archive:
The Pixel 6 series will bring a fresh new design to the line, support for 30W+ fast-charging, the biggest camera upgrade in Pixel history, and, unfortunately, no charger in the box. The leaked marketing pages also confirm an adaptive 120 Hz curved OLED screen, Gorilla Glass Victus, IP68 water and dust resistance, and top-of-the-line AI features.