Active Edge – launching the Google Assistant by squeezing the phone – was introduced with the Pixel 2 and was present on the 3 and 4 as well. But then it was cut from the Pixel 5, which introduced an unrelated feature dubbed Battery Share (i.e. reverse wireless charging).
The upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will support both Active Edge and Battery Share, according to Mishaal Rahman of XDA. The two phones will probably arrive without a charger in the box, the vanilla phone will have 4,614 mAh battery capacity, the Pro will have 5,000 mAh in its tank.
More details about the Google phones emerged – official fabric cases will be available for them. The small one is getting three colors (Stormy Sky, Light Rain and Cotton Candy), the big one is getting four (Stormy Sky, Light Frost, Golden Glow and Soft Sage), which were spotted at a retailer by Roland Quandt.
The phones themselves will be available in three colors each, only sharing the black color (presumably, that’s why both have Stormy Sky cases).
The pixel 6 series will probably be unveiled in mid-October, it will have a custom SoC, upgraded cameras and in-display fingerprint readers, another departure from previous models.