Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro, the tech giant’s first phones to be powered by its local SoC Tensor, are all set to launch today. The launch event will begin at 10:30 p.m. IST and will be streamed live online for fans to see. Ahead of the announcement, Google revealed quite a few details about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. They will feature a two-tone design and a single camera module strip that runs the length of the phone. The Pixel 6 Pro will be equipped with three rear cameras, while the standard Pixel 6 will be equipped with a dual rear camera.
The Pixel 6 series launch event, as mentioned, will start at 10:30 p.m. IST today. Anyone wishing to follow the event live can visit this dedicated page created by Google. It will also be streamed live on the Made by Google YouTube channel. Alternatively, users can also watch the event in the embedded video below:
Google Pixel 6 price, Pixel 6 Pro (expected)
According to the leaks, the Google Pixel 6 will be priced at 649 EUR (around Rs. 56,200) while the Pixel 6 Pro will be priced at 899 EUR (around Rs. 77,900). There is no pricing information for the Pixel 6 series in other regions. Moreover, it is not clear whether these two models will launch in India or not.
In the US, the Google Pixel 6 is expected to be priced at $ 599 (around Rs. 45,900) for the 128GB model, while the Google Pixel 6 Pro is reportedly priced at $ 898 (around Rs. 67,500). for the basic storage option of 128 GB..
UK pricing for the Pixel 6 Pro has also been disclosed. The 128GB storage option is expected to be priced at 849 GBP (around 87,800 Rs.) And the 256GB model can be priced at 949 GBP (around 98,100 Rs.). The tipster claims the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be sold in the UK from November 1.
The Pixel 6 Vanilla is expected to come in Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, and Story Black color options. The Pixel 6 Pro, meanwhile, would be offered in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black color options. Google is also reportedly launching the Pixel Stand 2 wireless charger, priced at $ 79 (around Rs 6,000).
Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro specifications (confirmed and expected)
Spec-wise, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are confirmed to be powered by Google’s Tensor SoC – optimized for efficiency but said to be 80% faster than the Pixel 5 with its Snapdragon 765G SoC – paired with the Titan M2 security chip. The Pixel 6 Pro is said to have a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with a variable refresh rate ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz. The vanilla Pixel 6 is said to have a 6.4-inch OLED display. Both smartphones are designed to be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. Both Pixel smartphones will run Android 12 and benefit from features exclusive to Google. Leaks claim the Pixel 6 Pro will get a 512GB onboard storage variant in Australia and the US exclusively.
Earlier leaks suggest both phones have a 50-megapixel main sensor – said to capture 150% more light than previous Pixel smartphones – as well as 12-megapixel ultra-wide cameras. The Pixel 6 Pro would get an additional telephoto lens capable of 4x optical zoom, extended to 20x with Super Res zoom. Camera features on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro include a Magic Eraser feature that removes people and other unwanted objects from a photo.
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro would support 30W wired fast charging. When it comes to wireless charging, the Pixel 6 Pro is designed to support 23W fast charging, while the Pixel 6 is said to offer wireless charging. 21W fast charge. Recently leaked commercial announcements claim that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can come with live translation of conversations, messages, and images, even without the internet. The phones can also come with Security Hub for added security. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones are expected to receive four major operating system updates and five years of security patches.