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Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor chip, 120Hz displays launched: price, specifications

Highlights

  • Google has launched the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro today
  • The smartphones pack significant upgrades and a new design compared to their predecessor
  • The latest offerings also come with Google’s in-house Tensor chipset

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been launched globally. The search engine giant has unveiled its latest generation flagships at its Pixel Fall launch event today. The smartphones are the successor to last year’s Pixel 5 and 5 XL. 

Also Read: Google Pixel 6 series availability confirmed, India currently not on the list

The Pixel 6 series arrives with significant upgrades over its predecessor. Google has also ditched the ‘XL’ moniker and replaced it with ‘Pro’ on the premium Pixel variant. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have been subject to a lot of leaks and rumours as well as official teasers leading up to today’s launch event. 

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro specifications and features

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 on the left and Pixel 6 Pro on the right

The Google Pixel 6 series come with punch-hole OLED displays integrated with a fingerprint scanner. The standard variant features a flat 6.4-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate while the Pro model comes with a larger 6.7-inch curved display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both smartphones feature thin bezels, HDR support, and are equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. They also come with an IP68 water-resistant rating. 

The Pixel 6 series get an entirely new design compared to the previous generation offerings. The smartphones come with a protruding horizontal bridge housing camera sensors and an LED flash. The latest phones still come with a dual-toned back panel. 

In the imaging department, Google’s Pixel smartphones are a photography powerhouse. The standard Pixel 6 comes with a dual camera setup comprising a 50MP primary lens paired with a 12MP ultra-wide unit. On the other hand, the Pro variant features a more advanced triple camera module consisting a 50MP main sensor with OIS, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 48MP telephoto unit with up to 20x super res zoom. The punch-hole cutout on standard and Pro models accommodate an 8MP and 12MP front-facing selfie camera respectively. The Tensor processor on the Pixel 6 duo also offers camera-related features such as night sight, portrait mode, a new magic eraser tool (for removing unwanted objects or people from the frame), and face unblur that eliminates blurred photos by restoring the main subject.

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Duo comes with a new back panel design

Under the hood, the Google Pixel 6 series houses Google’s custom-made Tensor chipset much like Apple’s own in-house processors for iPhone. The Tensor SoC also features a Titan M2 chip for security. It packs intelligent machine learning for translating texts and videos without the internet and is also claimed to offer 80 percent faster performance for quicker app loads, faster gaming performance, and efficient battery life. The smartphones pack up to 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. Software-wise, the Pixel 6 series runs the latest Android 12 out of the box with some Google-exclusive features. 

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are backed by 4,614mAh and 5,004mAh battery units respectively. The former supports 21W charging speed while the latter maxes out at 30W. Both devices come with wireless charging support and an Adaptive Battery feature to save power. Unfortunately, Google isn’t bundling the smartphones with a charger in the box. Connectivity options on the Pixel 6 duo include a USB-C port, sub-6GHz 5G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi-6, and GPS. 

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro pricing and availability

The Google Pixel 6 is offered in Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam and Stormy Black colours whereas the Pro variant comes in Sorta Sunny, Cloudy White, and Stormy Black choices. The pricing of the Pixel 6 series varies from region to region. In the US, the standard variant starts at $ 599 (~Rs 44,974) while the Pro variant carries a price tag of $899 (~Rs 67,499). Both smartphones are available for pre-orders from today with shipments commencing from October 29th. 

The Google Pixel 6 duo will not launch in India just like its previous generation offerings i.e. Pixel 4 and Pixel 5. 

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Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.