Google announced the release of its newest Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, at its virtual Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday.
This will be the first of its Pixel range of smartphones that will be running on Google’s Tensor chip announced in August instead of the regular Qualcomm’s the phones are known for.
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This new chip feature is Google’s attempt at luring new customers once more, and it is hoping that its new CPU, as well as some unique software features and pricing, will be enough to entice them.
Google’s Android operating system is installed on more than 3 billion devices worldwide, yet the company’s proprietary phones have yet to earn a significant share of the market.
The tensor chip will allow for a feature called Magic Eraser that will allow users to delete unwanted elements such as a photobomber or an object in the background from images. Its Face Unblur functionality will also reduce blurring from moving subjects and deliver more accurate skin-tone features, which is another camera upgrade.
The Pixel 6 smartphones run on the new Android 12 operating system. It has a feature called “Material You’ that automatically customizes the icon colours, menu text and other aspects of the phone to match the phone’s background wallpaper.