Everything we know about the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (so far)

Do you remember the Google Pixel 5? You don't? No? Google is back, and ready to make up last year's mediocre phone with a better follow-up.Google's latest phones are the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but they won’t be available until later in the fall. The company teased the upcoming flagships via Twitter and a blog post on Monday. This gave us some insight into what they have in store.Google's next-generation smartphones will feature a completely new look and a first proprietary mobile chipet.1) You can choose between two versionsGoogle's latest smartphone will be available in two models: the Pixel 6 Pro and the Pixel 6 Pro. We don't know much about the "Pro" version of the Pixel 6 but there are some differences.The Verge reports that both phones have different display sizes as well as refresh rates. The Pixel 6's 6.4-inch screen has a refresh rate of 90Hz, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a larger 6.7-inch screen at 120Hz.The Pixel 6 Pro has three cameras, while the Pixel 6 only has two. It's clear that the Pro will be more camera-focused than the Pixel 6.2) It looks nothing like any other Pixel phone.The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are very different from their predecessors, which placed more emphasis on "really." Google chose to go with a more industrial look, using metal sandwiched between two panels of glass.The rear camera system is another major difference from previous models. According to the company, the rear camera system was chosen over a square configuration because of the larger sensors and lenses.Each model is available in a different color option. The Pixel 6 will come in black, pink, or green. The Pixel 6 Pro will be available in black, pink, and gold. Google's blog also mentions that the Pro features a "polished aluminium frame" and the 6 has an "matte aluminum finish."3) All-new camera systems introducedGoogle is being vague about the size of its sensors in terms of camera specifications. The company did however reveal that the 6 Pro will include a telephoto lens and a 4x optical zoom. The standard Pixel 6 will have the same camera system and features as the Pro but without the telephoto lens.This camera bar certainly makes a statement. Credit to googleEngadget claims that the Pixel 6's main sensor will pick up approximately 150 percent more light than previous Pixels. Both versions will also include an ultra-wide lens.Google claims that its Tensor chipet will give users a "transformed experience" with camera software. We'll need to see some photos from our own cameras to determine exactly what this means, especially in comparison with previous Pixel cameras.4) Goodbye Qualcomm, hello Tensor!Tensor is the first chip designed by Google. It's similar to the way Apple uses its A-series chipsets for its iPhones. Instead of using Qualcomm's Snapdragon lineup (as it did in years past), Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will use its own silicon.Google used its own chipset for this round. Credit to googleThe new chipset should improve performance in machine learning and artificial intelligence on the devices. It will increase camera capabilities and speech recognition, such as voice commands or translations, as well as other Pixel 6 features.5) It will run Android 12, "Material You", includedGoogle announced a slew new features for Android 12, including Material You. This allows users to personalize their UI experience. Material You allows you to choose a color palette that you want and then apply it to all aspects of your UI, including the lock screen, volume controls and widgets.It will be available for both the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro. If you feel like you are super coordinated, you can match the software on the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro.Google did not specify when its new flagships would arrive in fall. You can sign up for updates via Google's website about both smartphones.