Google had its biggest event of the year wherein it finally brought out the Pixel 6 series of smartphones to daylight. We already knew a fair bit about the newcomers. However, since they are here in flesh, and are the so-called real flagship Pixel phones, the excitement is aplenty. So, for both Pixel evangelist and inquisitive folks in attendance, here’s everything you need to know about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro:

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Features

These Pixels scream new right out of the gate. Yes, I am referring to their fresh design language. So even if you say the camera bump by the back has a touch semblance to the Nexus 6P or fricking Cyclops from X-men roster (JK), I say it is fresh. That protruding panel is apparently designed so to house the new 50MP “Fully upgraded camera system”. More on the camera features shortly.

Anyways, flip to the fore, and there you have a centrally punch-holed display that is AMOLED in nature with a high refresh rate and resolution.

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Unlocking the screen with the in-screen fingerprint reader takes you into a nearly stock Android 12 software experience with some Pixel-specific perks. This includes the UI revamp called Material You, faster on-device translation, computational image editing options, and a minimum of five years of software support, among other highlights.

Under the hood resides Google’s in-house SoC called Tensor with a 2 + 2 + 4 CPU core configuration. These will be 2 high-performance cores at 2.80GHz, 2 performance cores at 2.25GHz, and 4 efficiency cores at 1.80GHz. The chip also holds a 20-core GPU, a custom TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) for AI, a dedicated co-processor for security, a private compute core and an image processing core. 

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During the announcement, Rick Osterloh says the Pixel cameras are “Designed for inclusion at its core”, i.e, for “historically underserved communities.”

Pixel 6 camera features include auto HDR image processing, a “magic eraser” for automatically removing unrequited elements from the images, new “motion modes”, “Face Unblur”, etc. These trickeries are possible thanks to the image processing capabilities of the inherent SoC.

You can gather more specifics about the internals from the table below.

Google Pixel 6 vs Pixel 6 Pro Specs

ModelGoogle Pixel 6Google Pixel 6 Pro
Display6.4-inch OLED, FHD+ resolution,
411ppi, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, 24-bit depth, Gorilla Glass Victus front, Gorilla Glass 6 back, In-display fingerprint
6.7-inch OLED, QHD+ resolution, 512ppi, 120Hz LTPO adaptive refresh rate (10Hz to 120Hz), HDR support, 24-bit depth, Gorilla Glass Victus front and back, In-display fingerprint
ProcessorTensorTensor
RAM8GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Storage128GB/256GB
UFS 3.1
128GB/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1
SoftwareAndroid 12Android 12
Rear camera50MP (Wide) + 12MP (Ultrawide)50MP (Wide) + 48MP (Telephoto) + 12MP (Ultrawide)
Front camera8MP11.1MP
Battery4,614 mAh5,004 mAh
Misc. Stereo speakers
Triple mics
Bluetooth 5.2
No 3.5mm port
IP68-rating
USB-C 3.1 Gen 1
Dual SIM (single nano and eSIM)
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC support
5G

No expandable storage
No 3.5mm port
Stereo speakers
Triple mics
Bluetooth 5.2
No 3.5mm port
IP68-rating
USB-C 3.1 Gen 1
Dual SIM (single nano and eSIM)
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC support
UWB support
5G (incl mmWave)

No expandable storage
No 3.5mm port
ColorsStormy Black, Kinda Coral, Sorta SeafoamStormy Black, Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Price and Availability

Google has priced the Pixel 6 lineup starting at the following prices:

  • Pixel 6 (128GB): $599 / £599
  • Pixel 6 Pro (128GB): $899 / £849

For now, Google has announced pre-orders for the Pixel 6 series starting October 19 in the US while the general sale date would begin from October 28. The company is yet to reveal the pricing and availability for most global markets including India.

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