The Google Pixel 6 will be launched on October 19 at the Pixel event, delivering the most significant improvements to Google’s phones to date, including a new custom processor and a redesigned appearance, as well as significant camera enhancements.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro look to be two of the most ambitious Android phones released this year. For starters, Google is foregoing Qualcomm in favor of its own Tensor processor, which should boost the Pixel’s AI and computational photography capabilities to new heights. In addition, the cameras are expected to have capabilities such as Face Unblur for clearer photos.
The new Tensor SoC, which is heavily focused on AI and machine learning, is the Google Pixel 6’s standout feature. The Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for example, might take a fuzzy picture of a toddler and sharpen the child’s face. The TPU would detect that the distorted picture is a face and make the appropriate corrections.
Furthermore, the Pixel 6 can use AI and computational photography to enhance video. For example, while photographing a sunset, the Pixel 6 may automatically change the white balance and improve the dynamic range.
When utilizing speech-to-text, the TPU allows you to modify words on the keyboard while speaking, and the speech-to-text is almost instantaneous.