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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 And Pixel 6 Pro In Surprising Contest – Forbes

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Samsung’s Galaxy S handsets are seen by many as the de facto Android flagships in the North American and European markets. Given Google’s stewardship of Android and the majority of Google Services consumers expected to be bundled with their smartphones, it’s perhaps surprising that Google’s Pixel brand is not leading the charge.
Google’s recent Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro handsets have set out to change that, but can they match the mighty Galaxy S21 family? And will consumers be able to spot the difference? 
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For example, take 5G connectivity. As the Galaxy S21 used for the test is a US-based unit, it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon system on chip and uses Qualcomm’s 5G modem. Google’s Pixel 6 Pro, running Gogole’s Mobile Tensor chip is the system on chip that is using Samsung’s Exynos-based modem. 
Sascha Segan has put the two handsets together in a comparison that pitches cellular data rates between the Galaxy and the Pixel; looking at capturing the signal, and the speed of data transfer. Segan also notes that they didn’t measure the time to switch between the various options of 4G LTE, 5G, and 5G UWB.
The results showed that the Galaxy S21 family has a slight performance advantage over the Pixel 6 Pro, although there are many more variables that could have contributed to the difference. As for the actual difference:
…in all situations the S21 side-by-side reported better signal strength, generally between 2-5dBm.
…The biggest differences appeared on Verizon mmWave, where the Pixel 6 Pro struggled to make it much over 1Gbps where the S21 approached or broke 2Gbps.
As with many benchmarks, it’s easy to quantify who has the best number, but it’s harder to take this into the real world and make a definitive judgement. Even if you could, there’s usually something better around the corner, or at the very least a curious wrinkle to look forward to.
This year’s Galaxy S21 family comes in two broad flavours – a handful of markets have a Qualcomm Snapdragon powered Galaxy, while the majority of handsets around the world run Samsung’s Exynos chipset… which includes a modem that will be broadly similar to the modem found in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Outside of the US the raw potential of the two handsets are similar.
Next year though, many expect Samsung to move the vast majority of Galaxy S handsets over to the SnapDragon platform, and that means the 2022 edition of the Qualcomm modem for everyone. It might be a slight edge over the Pixel 6 handsets, and it’s unlikely to be something brought out by sales staff, but it’s a slight edge nonetheless.
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Google Pixel Fold Tipped To Launch Alongside The Pixel 6 – Android Headlines

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Google’s very first foldable, possibly called the Pixel Fold, is tipped to launch alongside the Pixel 6 series. All of that is expected to happen in October, if the latest information is to be believed.
This information comes from Ross Young, a well-known display analyst. He is usually spot on with the info he shares, so it’s quite possible he’s right on the money this time around as well.
He confirmed this while replying to one of his followers. First, he was asked if the Pixel Fold is still in Google’s plans this year, and Mr. Young said ‘Yes’. Then the same user said “October should be a busy event then”, and Mr. Young said ‘Yep’, essentially confirming what we mentioned in the first paragraph.
We were unsure whether Google’s first foldable will arrive alongside its upcoming flagships, or later on during a separate event. Well, it seems like Google is planning to reveal all of its cards at the same time.
That means that Google will announce at least four devices during that event. The company is expected to introduce the Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro, Fold, and its first smartwatch, presumably called the Pixel Watch.
We don’t know much about the company’s first foldable, though. Yesterday, a report came in claiming that it will feature a layer of ultra-thin glass on top of its display. That is easily possible, and those are great news.
Other than that, we don’t know much. The phone is codenamed ‘passport’, which suggests a book-like foldable, in other words, something similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold lineup. That means that the device will likely feature two displays.
Android 12 will come pre-installed on that phone, that much we do know. The same goes for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, of course. The design of this foldable still didn’t leak, and we don’t know much about its specs. It will, presumably, feature the same SoC as the Pixel 6 series, Google’s very first processor.
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Kristijan has been writing for Android Headlines since 2014 and is an editor for the site. He has worked as a writer for several outlets before joining Android Headlines, and has a background in writing about Android and technology in general. He is a smartphone enthusiast that specializes in Android applications, and that platform in general. Contact him at [email protected]
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