Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 5: What's the rumoured difference?

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(Pocket-lint) - Google has confirmed it volition denote the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones "later this year", succeeding the Pixel 5 that arrived successful October 2020. 

We've compared however the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro could comparison based connected the speculation successful a abstracted feature, but present we are focussing connected however the Pixel 6 mightiness stack up against the Pixel 5.

Design

  • Pixel 5: 144.7 x 70.4 x 8mm
  • 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 volition connection a implicit redesign compared to the Pixel 5. Both volition person a rectangular camera lodging that stretches crossed their full width, compared to the quadrate lodging positioned successful the apical near country connected the Pixel 5.

It besides looks similar the punch spread camera astatine the apical of the show volition determination to the centre successful the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, repositioning from the apical near country connected the Pixel 5.

The different large alteration successful plan appears to beryllium the instauration of an under-display fingerprint sensor connected the Pixel 6, alternatively than the carnal sensor connected the rear of the Pixel 5. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are besides a small much breathtaking successful presumption of colours, with blocks of colours connected the rear based connected the authoritative teaser images from Google.

In presumption of carnal measurements, it looks similar the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro volition some beryllium larger than the Pixel 5, arsenic good arsenic thicker. The Pixel 5 has an IP68 h2o and particulate resistance, and we'd expect the aforesaid from the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. 

Display

  • Pixel 5: 6-inch, Full HD+, 90Hz
  • Pixel 6: 6.4-inch, Full HD+, 120Hz
  • Pixel 6 Pro: 6.67-inch/6.71-inch, Quad HD+, 120Hz

Rumours suggest the Google Pixel 6 volition travel with a 6.4-inch show and the Pixel 6 Pro with a 6.67-inch show oregon 6.71-inch display. If true, some devices would beryllium bigger than the Pixel 5's 6-inch display.

It's thought the Pixel 6 volition apt travel with a Full HD+ resolution, a level surface and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 6 Pro meanwhile, volition travel with a somewhat curved display, and it is thought to person a Quad HD+ solution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Pixel 5 has a 6-inch show that has a Full HD+ solution astatine 2340 x 1080 for a pixel density of 432ppi. It offers a 90Hz refresh complaint and it has HDR support, which the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are some apt to connection too.

Hardware and specs

  • Pixel 6: Google chip, 5G, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4614mAh
  • Pixel 6 Pro: Google chip, 5G, 12GB RAM< 128/256/512GB storage, 5000mAh
  • Pixel 5: Qualcomm SD765G, 5G, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 4000mAh

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro volition tally connected an in-house spot called Tensor. The spot is claimed to person a earthy show determination betwixt the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and the Snapdragon 865. It's expected to connection 5G capabilities.

It's said the Pixel 6 volition person 8GB RAM and retention options of 128GB and 256GB, portion the Pixel 6 Pro is said to person 12GB RAM and the aforesaid retention options, on with a 512GB exemplary too. The Pixel 6 volition seemingly person a 4614mAh battery, portion the 6 Pro volition person a 5000mAh artillery capacity. 

The Pixel 5 runs connected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There's nary microSD support. The artillery capableness is 4000mAh and the Pixel 5 supports accelerated charging and wireless charging, some of which we would expect connected the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Camera

  • Pixel 6: Dual camera
  • PIxel 6 Pro: Triple camera
  • Pixel 5: Dual camera

The Pixel 6 volition person a dual rear camera, and rumours suggest a 50-megapixel main camera coupled with a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens. 

The Pixel 6 Pro meanwhile, volition person a triple rear camera and it is said to person the aforesaid 50-megapixel main sensor and aforesaid 12-megapixel ultra wide space lens arsenic the Pixel 6, but with the summation of an 8-megapixel oregon 48-megapixel telephoto sensor too. Google has confirmed the telephoto lens volition connection 4x optical zoom.

The Pixel 5 has a dual rear camera comprised of a 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel main camera with 1.4µm pixels and a f/1.7 aperture, on with a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with 1.0µm pixels and an f/2.2 aperture.

The beforehand camera connected the Pixel 5 is an 8-megapixel sensor with 1.12µm pixels and an f/2.0 aperture. It's said the Pixel 6 volition besides connection an 8-megapixel beforehand camera, portion the Pixel 6 Pro is said to up this to 12-megapixels.

Conclusion 

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro volition connection a large redesign compared to the Pixel 5, and speculation suggests they volition besides person larger displays, faster refresh rates and upgrades successful hardware. 

It besides looks similar the camera offering volition beryllium much precocious connected the Pixel 6 and surely the 6 Pro with the summation of a telephoto lens, but details are inactive scarce for the marque up of the lenses. 

You tin travel each the rumours for some the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro successful our abstracted circular up features.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 16 June 2021.

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