Reactions, memes and teases over the new iPhone launch flood the internet every year, and this year, it was no different. Close rival of Cupertino-based electronics manufacturer Apple, whose new iPhone 13 just dropped, Google sent out a secret message.
Google Pixel 6 series is also around the corner, and the release is estimated to take place anytime in the coming weeks. Google is leaving no stone unturned in raising the level of excitement for their upcoming product. With teasers in the form of videos or physical displays at stores, Google is trying it all.
Rivalries between the tech giants are a full-fledged show in itself. Rather than taking jibes at each other directly, they drop subtle hints on their Twitter to get their word out, and it’s quite amusing to witness from a distance. Apple recently launched its iPhone 13 series on September 14, and social media was quick to respond with mems regarding the lack of updates or the high price, or other stuff. Among reactions, was that of Google, who used their defunct Nexus Twitter account to mock Apple, and by extension, remind people that Google Pixel 6 series is also on its way.
Further, Google recently released the first Pixel 6 teaser. With a ‘For All You Are’ tagline, the 30-second video provides the viewers with the first real, non-rendered glimpse of the hardware.
It starts by turning up the volume (using Android 12’s new slider UI), and asking, “What if smartphones weren’t just smart?” Spliced in between is a shot of somebody picking up a face-down Pixel 6 Pro in gold.
The teaser showcases the design of the handsets, some Android 12 elements, and the new Tensor chipset. The video has been posted on Made by Google’s official YouTube account.
“What if your phone saw you for who you are?” is accompanied by four clips of people holding the Pixel 6 in different colour variants: gold 6 Pro (again), white 6 Pro, green/teal 6, and orange 6.
The upcoming series will comprise two models: Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro. Both the smartphones will have a punch-hole design, a dual-tone rear panel, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Pixel 6 will bear a 90Hz, 6.4-inch Full-HD AMOLED display, while the latter will have a 120Hz, 6.7-inch QHD AMOLED screen. The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will feature a Tensor chipset, combined with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
Pixel 6 will pack a 4,614mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 6 Pro will house a 5,000mAh battery. The duo will support 33W fast-charging, Android 12 OS, and will have Wi-Fi 6 as well as 5G connectivity. While Google hasn’t yet confirmed the launch date of the Pixel 6 series, some of the clock widgets in the teaser suggest that the launch will take place on October 19, as per a report by 9to5Google.
So far, the company has only stated that the phones will arrive “later this fall.” The rumour mill suggests that the new Pixel phones will be available for purchase starting October 28.
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