Google has reportedly asked its suppliers to double the production of its Pixel 6 series from last year to over 7 million units. According to a report by Nikkei Asia, it has also asked suppliers to manufacture over 5 million units of its budget Pixel 5A smartphone. Also Read – Red Light, Green Light Mode Inspired by Squid Game in Garena Free Fire: How to Play

The US-based search engine giant was set to launch Pixel 6 series of smartphones late on Tuesday Also Read – Pixel 6 series debut with new Tensor chip, refreshing design, loaded camera features: Here’s a first look

According to IDC, Pixel smartphone shipments stood at just 3.7 million last year. Also read- Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13 mini: Who is better between Google and Apple?

The report noted, “Google has been telling suppliers since the beginning of this year that its position as the sole US manufacturer of Android smartphones will help boost business at home in Europe and Japan.”

In addition to smartphones, Google is working on a new generation of Pixelbook notebook computers, which run on Google’s ChromeOS.

According to reports, the new Pixel handsets will be updated to Android 16 in 2025 and will receive security updates by October 2026.

In terms of specifications, both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may share the same main, ultrawide camera. The device is likely to come with a 50MP Samsung GN1 main camera and a 12MP Sony IMX286 ultrawide camera.

The Pro model could feature a 48MP Sony IMX586 telephoto camera sensor with 4x zoom support.

For selfies, the vanilla Pixel 6 will have an 8MP sensor, while the Pro model will come with a 12mp Sony IMX663 sensor. The front camera of the Pro model will offer two zoom levels: 0.7x and 1x.

Pixel 6 Pro has a display panel with a resolution of 1,440×3,120 pixels and a display panel with 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is expected to come preinstalled with the Digital Car Key application.

Under the hood, the smartphone will come with a Tensor chipset, paired with Mali-G78 GPU, and up to 512GB of storage.

(with IANS inputs)

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