Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Pixel 6: What's the rumoured difference?

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(Pocket-lint) - Google is moving connected a fewer smartphones, including the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. 

Though not owed until aboriginal successful the year, some devices person leaked extensively implicit the past mates of months. Google has besides fixed america a sneak highest of the 2 smartphones, truthful we person immoderate denotation arsenic to what we tin expect.

Here is however the Google Pixel 6 is rumoured to comparison to the Google Pixel 6 Pro, based connected what we person heard and cognize truthful far.


  • Pixel 6: 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm, 11.8mm with bump
  • Pixel 6 Pro: 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm, 11.5mm with bump

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro stock a akin design, though determination are immoderate variations betwixt the 2 models based connected the leaked renders and details revealed by Google. 

Both volition person a salient horizontal camera lodging that spans the full width of the rear, but the Pixel 6 volition person dual camera portion the 6 Pro volition person a triple camera. The flash module sits connected the close of the lenses wrong the housing.

It seems some volition athletics an under-display fingerprint sensor, on with a centralised punch spread camera astatine the apical of the display, but the Pixel 6 volition person a level screen, portion the 6 Pro volition person a flimsy curve to its display.

No details connected IP ratings person been revealed successful leaks arsenic yet, but the Pixel 5 is IP68 rated, truthful we would expect some the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to connection the same. In presumption of size, the Pixel 6 Pro is expected to beryllium the larger device.

The Pro volition besides person a polished aluminium decorativeness and travel successful black, white, and a yellowish colour, portion the Pixel 6 volition beryllium matte and travel successful black/grey, blue/green and orange/red colour options.


  • Pixel 6: 6.4-inch, Full HD+, 120Hz?
  • Pixel 6 Pro: 6.67-inch/6.71-inch, Quad HD+, 120Hz?

The Google Pixel 6 is said to beryllium coming with a 6.4-inch display, which arsenic we mentioned, is flat. It's claimed it volition athletics a Full HD+ solution and a 120Hz refresh rate. 

The Pixel 6 Pro meanwhile, is expected to travel with a 6.67-inch curved display, oregon a 6.71-inch integrative OLED display, either of which marque it a small bigger and much distinctive than the modular model. It's thought it volition travel with a Quad HD+ solution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

We're expecting HDR support connected some models arsenic the Pixel 5 offers this.

Hardware and specs

Pixel 6: Google ain Tensor chip, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 
Pixel 6 Pro: Google ain Tensor chip, 12GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage, 5000mAh

Both the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro volition diagnostic the company's ain system-on-chip, called Tensor. It's been designed with information successful mind, and each the artificial quality and instrumentality learning applications volition tally connected it - from computational photography to existent clip translation.

Reports suggest it volition connection a earthy show determination betwixt the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 888, though determination is besides speech of it being astir the aforesaid arsenic the Snapdragon 700 series.

The Pixel 6 is said to beryllium coming with 8GB RAM and 128GB and 256GB retention options, portion the Pixel 6 Pro is said to person 12GB RAM and retention options of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage.

The Pixel 6 is reported to beryllium coming with a 4614mAh battery, portion the Pixel 6 Pro is said to person a somewhat larger 5000mAh battery.


  • Pixel 6: Dual camera (50MP+12MP), 8MP front
  • Pixel 6 Pro: Triple camera (50MP+48MP+12MP), 12MP front

The Google Pixel 6 volition travel with a dual camera, which we cognize from the authoritative images. Reports person claimed determination volition beryllium a 50-megapixel main camera, coupled with a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, though thing is confirmed connected this front.

The Pixel 6 Pro meanwhile, volition travel with a triple rear camera, which volition seemingly connection the aforesaid 50-megapixel main sensor and 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor arsenic the Pixel 6, but adhd a telephoto sensor to the mix. Google has said it volition beryllium a 4x optical telephoto lens but that's each that's been made authoritative for now. Rumours person suggested some 8-megapixels and 48-megapixels for the telephoto lens solution truthful it is unclear astatine the moment.

It's besides been claimed the beforehand camera volition enactment 4K video recording. It's not wide if this volition beryllium connected some the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, oregon conscionable the Pro exemplary however. The Pixel 6 is said to person an 8-megapixel beforehand camera, portion the Pixel 6 Pro is said to person a 12-megapixel beforehand camera.


For now, astir of the halfway details are based connected speculation regarding the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. We bash cognize the 2 devices volition athletics precise akin designs though, with the Pro exemplary offering a somewhat much premium decorativeness with a curved display, arsenic good arsenic triple rear camera.

The 6 Pro is besides expected to person a somewhat larger show and higher resolution, arsenic good arsenic much RAM and a larger artillery capacity. The Pixel 6 is apt to beryllium cheaper than the 6 Pro however, and the 2 devices volition tally the aforesaid hardware successful presumption of chip.

We'll update this diagnostic arsenic much rumours oregon authoritative details travel in. For now, you tin read each astir the Pixel 6 successful our abstracted diagnostic and the Pixel 6 Pro successful different feature.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 26 May 2021.

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