Tipster Spills Beans on Google’s Upcoming Pixel 6

Earlier this month, Prosser told us that Google plans to bring two flagship Pixel smartphones this year, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro/XL. Android Authority’s Max Weinbach later corroborated the information, and OnLeaks corroborated Prosser’s and Ian’s renders.

Now Weinbach is back with some more information on Google’s up and coming Pixel 6 lineup with some insider information on the Pixel 5a and Pixel Watch. In a recent podcast with Youtuber tnkgrl – tipster Max Weinbach spilt some beans on Google’s upcoming products.

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
Courtesy: Jon Prossers X RendersByIAN

We got to hear about the much rumoured Whitechapel chip, which is expected to debut with the Pixel 6. Now according to Weinbach’s sources, Google’s in house chip might not be as powerful as Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 888 or Samsung’s Exynos 2100. Instead, Whitechapel is expected to be positioned somewhere between Snapdragon 865 and 888 in terms of raw power. Furthermore, he confirmed that the Whitechapel would be built on Samsung’s 5nm node process.

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Earlier today, a Twitter user spilt some more beans on Google’s in house custom SoC, Whitechapel. According to Yogesh, Google is focusing more on AI performance rather than raw performance. So, the AI and ML performance are in line with other flagship SoC’s, and the Mali GPU used in the Whitechapel is said to be performing well enough under stress.

Google Pixel 6 Pro/XL; Courtesy: Digit.in X OnLeaks

Now coming back to Weinbach, he further said that the new custom SoC would be bringing back the NPU (Neural Processing Unit) and ISP (Image Signal Processor). Well, the NPU and ISP were missing from last year’s Pixel 5. This year Google is expected to couple its computational photography prowess with a 50MP primary sensor, an ultrawide, and an 8MP 5x zoom camera will be employ.

Courtesy: Jon Prosser X RendersByIAN

The vanilla Pixel 6 will be coming with a Full HD+ 120Hz display, two cameras and around 4500mAh battery. Meanwhile, the bigger Pixel will be featuring a QHD+ display with a 120Hz of refresh rate and a 5000mAh battery. Both the models are also expected to bring almost bezel-less design and in-display fingerprint sensor onboard.

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Weinbach suggested that Pixel 6 showed in recent renders is not orange instead; it’s more of a peach. Moreover, he also suggests, the Pixel 6 will be coming green, silver and black.

The tipster also had something to say about the upcoming affordable Pixel 5a. According to him, the Pixel 5a would be missing out on the wireless charging, and it’s going to cost more than last year’s Pixel 4a.

If the silicon industry comes back on track, we can expect Pixel 5a and the Pixel Watch launch alongside the Pixel 6 duo in October. Otherwise, we might have to wait till November.

Abhinav Kaustubh
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