The Pixel 6 series will feature two variants: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL. We now call the larger XL, not Pro, as it was recently found to be included in an Android developer form. The name does not matter at this time. We’re pleased to learn that Google is still slated to launch the phones, while other OEMs, even the biggest ones, are struggling to secure supplies due to chip shortages. Android 12 phones are expected to be unveiled later this year, so this means more details and images will be leaked.
As for the Pixel 6 Pro, also known as the Pixel 6 XL, this variant will definitely be bigger. It will also have better specs starting with the cameras. The sensors will be placed in a new camera module that looks like a bridge on the back of the smartphone.
Codenamed ‘Raven, the Pixel 6 XL will come with a 6.71-inch plastic OLED screen, 5000mAh battery, and 128GB / 256GB / 512GB onboard storage. There will be a triple camera system (50MP wide + 48MP tele + 12MP Ultra wide) plus a 12MP front camera.
With the recent release of Android 12 Beta 3, we also saw some changes to Google Camera. Our source shared that it adds support for Android 12’s dynamic theme system. Upon checking the APK inside, the developers spotted some mention of the 5X zoom ultra-tele camera. It can be assumed that this will be part of the Pixel 6 XL.
The code also lists “zoom_toggle_ultratele” and “5x”. This could mean a 5X zoom option in the viewfinder. Of course, this does not mean that it will be part of the final package. Google may only be testing this feature. Let’s wait and see.