Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro display and camera specifications revealed via Google Camera 8.3 APK

The Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro could launch in October or November this year.

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 6 and Google 6 Pro screen resolution and details regarding the front and rear cameras have been revealed through Google Camera 8.3 APK.
  • Pixel 6 could have a display with FHD+ resolution, whereas, the screen of the Pixel 6 Pro could have QHD+ resolution.
  • Google is expected to launch the Pixel 6 series in October this year.

The Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro have been in the news for quite a long time now. The upcoming flagship smartphones from Google are expected to launch in October or November this year. There have been plenty of leaks and rumours so far revealing the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro specifications. However, there is still a lot that we don’t know about these smartphones. Well, today, we get to know more about these devices. A new report from 9to5Google reveals a few details related to the screen, rear cameras, and the front camera of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro.

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro screen and camera specifications

Folks at 9to5Google have decompiled the Google Camera 8.3 APK which is rolling out as a part of the Android 12 Beta 3 operating system. The new camera APK has revealed a few details regarding the display, rear cameras, and the front camera of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. Here is what they have discovered.

Pixel 6 could have FHD+ resolution and Pixel 6 Pro could have QHD+ resolution

The code for the Google Camera 8.3 APK mentions the location where the front-facing camera of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro should be located. According to it, the selfie camera of the Pixel 6 should be located 540 pixels from the left edge of the screen, whereas, the selfie camera of the Pixel 6 Pro should be located 722 pixels from the left edge of the screen.

Now, the renders of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro show that both phones will have a selfie camera located in a punch-hole mounted at the top-centre portion of the screen. So, it means that the screen of the Pixel 6 has 540 pixels to the left side of the camera and 540 pixels to the right side of the camera. If you do the math (540 pixels + 540 pixels), the Pixel 6 will have a screen with 1080 pixels resolution. In other words, the display of the Pixel 6 will have FHD+ resolution. Similarly, the screen of the Pixel 6 Pro will have QHD+ resolution.

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That’s not all, the code also reveals that the punch-hole cutout in the screen of the Pixel 6 will be 55 pixels in diameter, which is slightly smaller than 65 pixels punch-hole cutout in the display of the Pixel 5. The Pixel 6 Pro, on the other hand, is said to have a screen with a punch-hole cutout of 70 pixels, which is slightly larger than that of the Pixel 5.

Pixel 6 Pro could be able to record 4K videos with the front camera

9to5Google dug deeper to find out why does the screen of the Pixel 6 Pro has a larger punch-hole. They found that the phone has a special feature called “p21_front_setup,” which isn’t available in the Pixel 6. It hints that the Pixel 6 Pro has a different camera sensor and/or additional features compared to the Pixel 6. Based on this discovery, they think that the selfie camera of the Pixel 6 Pro can record 4K videos. However, there is no proof backing this speculation.

There could be a front-facing LED flash

The teardown of the Google Camera 8.3 APK reveals that the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will have a feature called “front torch.” It suggests that both the Pixel 6 smartphones will have an LED flash for the front-facing camera. Could the term “front torch” indicate a screen flash feature like the one we see in the Google Pixel 5? Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Because the code for the Google Pixel 5 doesn’t mention the term “front torch.”

Pixel 6 series might offer 7x zoom while recording 4K/60fps videos

According to the code of the Google Camera 8.3 APK, the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will offer up to 7x zooming capability while recording videos in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. In comparison, the Google Pixel 5 offers only 3x zoom while recording video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. It also offers 5x zoom but only in 4K/30fps video recording mode.

Pixel 6 Pro might come with a 5x telephoto camera

XDA Developers also did some digging into the latest Google Camera APK. They found that it mentions the term “ultratele.” This term hints that the Pixel 6 series has could have a telephoto camera. Rumours that we have so far, suggest that the Pixel 6 Pro will come with a telephoto camera featuring 5x optical zoom. The latest discovery strengthens those rumours.

Pixel 6 series might miss out on Super Res Zoom

The Google Camera 8.3 APK has the “SABRE_ALLOWED” function disabled for the Pixel 6 series. This feature is related to the popular Super Res Zoom feature that we find in the Google Pixel 5 smartphones. Super Res Zoom adds details into the photos using machine learning which makes the images appear as if they were taken with a telephoto lens. Maybe Google is disabling this feature because Pixel 6 smartphones will have a telephoto camera. There is no concrete information at the moment.

Key Specs

Google Pixel 6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | 8 GBProcessor
6.4 inches Display
50 MP + 12 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
4614 mAh Battery
Google Pixel 6 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 61,999
Release Date: 29-Jul-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured
Google Pixel 6 Video