Google CEO says Pixel 6 phones will be big on privacy, efficiency, will feature Google’s deep technology investments
Pixel 6 launch is slated to be one of the biggest upcoming events for Google and the company is now sharing developments on the same with the public. Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently did so at Alphabet’s quarterly earnings call and the mention gives us a slight hint at what to expect with the next Pixel devices.
During his remarks for investors, Pichai stated that the upcoming Google phones will be built around the Android 12 and its improved performance and privacy. He mentioned that the fall lineup of Google phones will feature some “deep technology investments.”
We know much about the upcoming Pixel phones already, thanks to the numerous leaks and speculations that have made their way online to date. Going by the acquired knowledge, we know that the “deep technology investments” Pichai talks about include Google’s own mobile processor that is set to mark its debut this year.
Named Whitechapel, the new chipset by Google will power its Pixel 6 line of phones as well as all future Pixel devices. The processor has been custom-made by Google for its phones and its own operating system. We can thus expect numerous tweaks that elevate the level of performance on the devices.
On its own, the Whitechapel has been hinted to be just below the Snapdragon 888 and Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset in terms of performance. Though we can expect it to match the processing prowess with the OS-level optimisations it might come with.
This is also where a “deep technology investment” would come in handy. Making a chipset for a smartphone is not an easy task and only the bigwigs have been able to do so for now. Google’s “investment” in the area is likely to give it an edge over the market competition in the time to come.
Other than the new processor, we know that the Pixel 6 series will also sport a new-age camera setup, severely enhanced in comparison with the earlier Pixel phones. With the Pixel devices already being famous for their camera prowess, we can only wonder what the new Pixel 6 devices will offer.
Pichai’s comment is more of a hint than a direct indication of what’s to come. Though since we know what to expect on the upcoming Pixel smartphones, dots can be connected to decipher the particular areas Google is looking to improve upon with its new offerings.