The first big Pixel 6a leak reveals exactly what we all expected: The next mid-range Google phone will feature a Tensor chipset like the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro – potentially the same.
The details of the leak came from here 9to5googleThe investigation into the Google Camera app, which includes a reference to a device internally codenamed Bluejay, is believed to be a reference to the Google Pixel 6a. The good news, of course, is proof that the phone will have the same Google Tensor GS101 chipset as the Pixel 6 (and not a variant – more on that later).
This could mean that the Pixel 6a will get all the features available only for the Tensor-powered Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, including live translation on the device, Google Assistant voice typing, and more. By extension, it should also receive any other Tensor Phone-only advancements coming down the line in a future Android update.
Pixel 6a camera details are less exciting 9to5Google says it has been pulled out – namely that the 6a will miss out on the Pixel 6’s 50MP 1/1.31-inch main sensor and instead have the same 12.2MP 1/2.55-inch Sony IMX363 primary sensor Which is the helm of the company’s phones from Pixel 3 to Pixel 5a. The smaller sensor will capture less light and may have more noise and take worse night photos than the Pixel 6.
And suitable for the recently released Pixel 6a render leaksOf course, the phone will retain the visor-like camera block of the Pixel 6 and likewise it will only have two rear cameras, the main and the ultrawide. The new leak claims that the latter will have the same IMX386 sensor as the ultrawide camera on the Pixel 6 and the same 8MP IMX355 front-facing camera.
In short, ultrawide and selfie shots taken by the Pixel 6a can look similar to the images taken by the Pixel 6.
Analysis: Too many tensors, or not enough tensors?
Google’s investment in improving software and machine learning on hardware has allowed its new features and benefits to be easily accessible to older Pixel phones… to Tensor chipsets, which have on-device processing capabilities that match the features we mentioned above. such as live translation.
But earlier in November, evidence surfaced that Google was experimenting with installing Tensor chipsets (likely older versions) on the 2020 Google Pixel 5. XDA Developers, A developer called Freak07. known as tweeted Diving into the Pixel 6 source found findings and kernel files for a variant of the Tensor chipset, which is called GS101 internally.
Another interesting thing to note is the kernel device tree files for two different silicon variants of the Tensor SoC, which Google calls gs101 internally. One is called gs101-a0, while the other is called gs101-b0. gs101-b0 pertains to Pixel 6 devices.November 10, 2021
The variant was referred to as the GS101-b0, which reportedly refers to the Pixel 6’s last Tensor chipset, and the GS101-a0, which was associated with a device with an internal codename Whitefin. That codename first appeared: Mishaal Rahman of XDA tweeted The name could be a lovely mash-up of Redfin (codename for Pixel 5) and Whitechapel (codename for Tensor SoC) in late October.
This could mean that the Pixel 5 was originally intended for Google’s in-house silicon, or that the company’s developers simply used the current flagship phone to refine Tensor’s integration on the Pixel platform while they were using flagships. Were dismantling the Pixel 6.
What does this have to do with the Pixel 6a? So far, we’ve only heard of a single Tensor chipset, but the variant reports may suggest that Google has experimented with multiple variants. This means that the silicon ending up in the next mid-range Pixel could have the same chipset as its flagship sibling and compete with it, just as the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 had similar specs that we had pricier. Had a hard time recommending Major. We’ll know more as further leaks give us an idea of what’s happening with the Pixel 6a.
Via droid life
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