Google Pixel 6 Pro Overview Updated May 21, 2021

Google ‘Pixel 6 Pro’: What we know so far about the XL-sized phone

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May 2021 - June 2021

We’re still several months away from the release of Google’s 2021 device lineup, but in the meantime, leaks are starting to come out. Some of those leaks point out to a “Pixel 6 Pro” device that fills the XL-sized hole left in 2020.

Is the ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ the ‘XL’ this year?

With its 2020 Pixel lineup, Google completely skipped the “XL” size, but that’s something the “Pixel 6 Pro” will change. According to one major and credible leak, the device will be the largest Pixel phone ever with a 6.67-inch display. To put that in perspective, let’s look at the dimensions of every XL-sized Pixel phone to date, including the “Pixel 6 Pro.”

  • ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ — 163.9 x 75.8mm
  • Pixel 4 XL — 160.4 x 75.1mm
  • Pixel 3 XL — 158 x 76.7mm
  • Pixel 2 XL — 157.9 x 76.7mm
  • Pixel XL — 154.7 x 75.7mm

As a fun note, the biggest phone in Google’s history is of similar size to this device. The Nexus 6, literally codenamed “Shamu” as a joke about its size, carried dimensions of 159.3 x 83mm. That’s shorter than this upcoming release but considerably wider as well.

All of that said, it’s safe to say that this device will make up for the lack of an XL device in the 2020 lineup. Somewhat unfortunately, the “smaller” Pixel 6 may also be a bit of an XL device, as one of our commenters pointed out with dimensions of 158.6 x 74.8mm, bigger than the original Pixel XL.

What are the ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ specs?

So far, we don’t know a lot about what will be powering the upcoming Pixel 6 lineup aside from those things.

For one, we know both devices will be running on top of Google’s “Whitechapel” chipset, a custom-designed chip optimized for Google’s smartphone priorities. How this chip compares to offerings from Qualcomm, MediaTek, and others remains mostly unclear at this point.

We also know that the larger device will have a 6.67-inch display. That panel will likely be AMOLED and, apparently, will include an under-display fingerprint scanner.

What is the ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ price?

How much will this cost? That remains mostly unclear this early one with at least a few months to go until release. The Pixel 4 series is probably the best point of comparison for the price with that lineup starting at $800 for the smaller model and $900 for the XL. It stands to reason that Pixel 6 prices will be roughly in that same ballpark, if not a little higher, but we’ll just have to wait and see for the time being.

Will it actually be called ‘Pro?’

At this time, the name “Pro” is unconfirmed. It has only been reported by a single source with an often-incorrect track record when it comes to Pixel leaks. As such, the name should only be viewed as a placeholder. Google could decide to stick with its usual “XL” naming scheme or opt for something else, such as “Ultra” or “Plus.”

When is the ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ release date?

The big question all comes down to when. When is Google planning to launch its soft-reboot of the Pixel lineup? This, again, is unclear for the time being. Patterns from years past would point to September or October for an unveil and a release not too long after. September 30, 2021, has been suggested as a possible release date for Pixel 6 and “Pixel 6 Pro,” but it remains unconfirmed at this point.

You can keep up with the latest news on Pixel 6 below with our constant and in-depth coverage.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Stories June 14

From the leaks we’ve seen so far, the Pixel 6 series will look unlike any Pixel phone before it. To match the premium Pixel 6, Google appears to be readying a second-generation Pixel Stand, equipped with fans, which hints at faster charging speeds.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro Stories May 26

Google’s 2021 hardware lineup is shaping up to be pretty exciting, with leaks showing off a completely revamped hardware design and the “Whitechapel” chip. Now, evidence points to a GPU performance upgrade for the Pixel 6.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro Stories May 20

After an off-year in 2020, it sure seems like Google is coming back to truly flagship smartphones this year with a bang. Today, some of the first credible renders of the alleged “Pixel 6 Pro” have emerged from a trusted source and reveal a much larger size too.

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Google Pixel 6 Pro Stories May 18

The Android 12 Beta launched today for Pixel phones, and in it, we’ve found model numbers for all of the Made by Google phones to release in 2021 including the Pixel 6 family and the reported foldable “Passport.”

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Google Pixel 6 Pro Stories May 13

After two years of confusing lineups and messy launches, the Pixel 6 is shaping up to potentially be a big deal for Google this year. After we exclusively reported that the Pixel 6 series will be powered by the Google-designed Whitechapel chipset, some alleged renders are showing off the possible design.

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