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In pursuit of Apple: Google will resurrect Pixel smartphones

According to sources, Google is announcing new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones this fall. The phones will run under the new version of Android and will receive a processor from the “Corporation of Good”. The characteristics of the Pixel 6 Pro indicate that the flagship can compete with smartphones from Samsung and Apple.

The detailed characteristics of the future flagships from Google — Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro-have become known, the Inputmag portal reports.

So, the Pixel 6 will receive a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a battery with a capacity of 4614 mAh, a memory capacity of 128 GB or 256 GB, as well as 8 GB of RAM. In addition, the smartphone will be equipped with good cameras: 50-megapixel and with an ultra-wide-angle lens. The resolution of the front camera will be 8 MP.

The Pixel 6 Pro will be equipped with a 6.71-inch plastic OLED screen, a 5000 mAh battery, and will also have 12 GB of “RAM”. The buyer will receive three rear cameras: a regular one with a resolution of 50 MP, a 48-megapixel telescopic, and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, and the front camera will have a resolution of 12 MP.

It is reported that both phones will run Android 12, which Google introduced this summer at the Google I/O conference. In addition, smartphones will receive a proprietary processor manufactured by Google.

It is expected that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be announced in October this year. As for the cost of new gadgets, most likely the price for them will increase compared to previous models. Previously, the company underestimated the characteristics of the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 to reduce the price, but the specifications of the current models can cause the opposite effect.

Initially, the Pixel line was conceived as a flagship, designed to demonstrate the full potential of an Android device. However, as many analysts note, now this series has turned into nothing outstanding smartphones that could not compete even with budget offers from other manufacturers. At the beginning of this year, LG, which previously held a leading position in this sector, was forced to leave the smartphone market due to the fact that it could not make its gadgets attractive to users and lost to all competitors.

With the new Pixel smartphones, Google can avoid such a fate.

According to InputMag, the characteristics of the Pixel 6 Pro hint that it can become a real competitor for the flagships from Samsung and Apple — this is evidenced by the specifications of the cameras and a large amount of RAM of the device.

In addition, if all the information leaked to the network is correct, then Google can follow Apple's example and start using its own processors for Pixel phones. The main advantage of this approach is that the company can design the chip itself, which means it can choose how it will work and what requirements it should meet. When buying chips from another company, Google will completely depend on the decisions of a third party.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has previously hinted that the company may start developing its own processors.

“We are making deeper investments in equipment, the implementation of which takes some from two to three years. I am very glad that our company is moving in the right direction, “ Pichai said.

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