The Google Pixel has been an impressive phone since it was born in 2016, not just because it’s Google’s son, but because of its camera power.
The first Google Pixel uses its own computational photography technology and directly takes the first place in DxOMark. The Pixel 2, released the following year, was once again DxOMark’s top dog, thanks to advances in computational photography technology despite its single camera. Some friends may say: So, taking photos is the best feature of Google Pixel?
Actually, Google Pixel doesn’t just take pictures. “Pixel means the perfect combination of Hardware and software at Google,” said Rick Osterloh, Google’s head of hardware, when asked why Google chose to name its phones Pixel. Aside from the most eye-catching computational photography, the Pixel 6 also features a new look and a faster, better-looking version of Android 12.
Google announced two models today, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Both phones have a perforated front. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ screen and supports refresh rates of up to 90Hz; The Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ screen with adaptive refresh up to 120Hz.
The Pixel 6 has a much narrower bezel than its predecessor, giving it a boxy look. The Pixel 6 Pro has a slightly curved bezel that keeps the screen from looking too flat and unappealing.
The back of Google’s Pixel 6 series also features a three-stage design, with a huge crosswath lens module at the top particularly striking. Once a “modular phone” popped into your head, well… Only Google can do that.
While we’re on the subject of this massive lens module, let’s talk about its photographic abilities.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro both have 50-megapixel wide-angle lenses, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lenses and a laser focus sensor; The Pixel 6 Pro has an extra 48-megapixel telephoto lens.
When it comes to taking pictures, you have to mention Google’s home-grown Tensor processor. It’s an SoC chip that enables many new features in the Google Pixel 6 series. As for performance, I’ll talk about it later.
The first is “Real Tone”. The feature goes the exact opposite of beauty, restoring people to their true appearance and making them look like the naked eye in photos.
Real Tone can handle a variety of scenes and characters. For example, when it comes to backlighting, you can do a Tensor calculation to increase the brightness of your character’s face and bring out more detail.
Even with dark skin, it can be done to increase brightness and keep skin tone accurate.
The second is the “Magic Eraser”. If a passer-by accidentally “intrudes” while you’re taking a photo, you can select and “erase” it during post-editing. The “Magic Eraser” uses AI to fill in the blanks, similar to smart padding in PS. Not only people, but billboards, animals, anything you don’t want, can be erased.
The other one is called “Face Unblur”. The FaceSSD module in your phone is ready a moment before you press the shutter button. Pressing the Take button takes a picture with both the main and ultra-wide lens, and the two images are automatically optimized before being combined to create a sharp, quality-assured image.
The last feature is called Motion Mode. Simply put, Google automatically identifies moving objects and “produces” the blurring effect of motion.
In this picture, for example, the original subway is still, but after the adjustment of the motion mode, it makes the subway “move”, thus highlighting the portrait.
For video shooting, Google has updated its HDRnet algorithm for the Pixel 6 series; It can also shoot 4K 60-frame video. And improve the color accuracy of the video, so that the video is more vivid.
Now let’s talk about the performance of the Tensor chip. In terms of CPU, Tensor has two high performance cores, two medium cores and four high performance cores, which is 80% faster than the Pixel 5. The number of GPU cores reaches 20, which is 370% faster than the previous generation of mobile phones.
Thanks to the new Tensor processor, Google Pixel 6 understands “human speech” better. When you turn on speech recognition, it will understand you even if you speak with an accent or dialect (perhaps only in English). It can also separate human voices from background noise for better speech input.
Another feature is “real-time translation.” This function is better for communicating with foreigners. Speak a sentence and the phone will automatically translate into another language.
In addition to the Tensor chip, Google has released a Titan M2 coprocessor that will work with Tensor to protect user data, passwords and more.
Finally, battery life. The Pixel 6 has a built-in 4,614 mah battery, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a built-in 5003 mah battery that supports 30W charging.
The Pixel 6 comes in pink, green and black, while the Pixel 6 Pro comes in gold, gray and black. The Pixel 6 8+128GB costs $599; The Pixel 6 Pro will cost $899 for the 12+128GB version and $999 for the 12+256GB version, which will be available on October 28.
So much for Google’s Pixel 6 launch. The two models are not yet available in China, so those who want to buy them will have to wait a while. At the event, Google mentioned that the Pixel 6 series has the most advanced cameras in the world. What do you think? As for its ability to take pictures can continue to top DxOMark, let’s wait and see.
Reprint indicated source：Spark Global Limited information