While there’s a lot of new interesting technology packed into the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, including a 120Hz LTPO display on the latter and custom Tensor processor, the improvement many will be interested in is the new camera setup. Google’s phones have always taken good photos but more recent models have fallen behind market leaders due to aging hardware.
That’s because Google refused to change much of its imaging setup since the original Pixel in 2016. Even the Pixel 5a, which launched earlier in 2021, uses a virtually unchanged sensor from 2017’s Pixel 2. Granted, the company has experimented with ultra-wide and telephoto lenses in the interim, but these implementations have been far from cutting edge.