Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro launched with Tensor chip, 50MP camera, Android 12: price, specifications

Google finally introduces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagships.

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagships go official globally.
  • The phones come with the Tensor chipset, Android 12, and a 50MP camera.
  • Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro prices start at USD 599 (roughly Rs. 45,900) and USD 899 (roughly Rs. 67,500), respectively.

Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro flagships have been officially launched after multiple rumours, leaks and official teasers from the company. This is also the first time that Google is introducing its in-house Tensor chipset that is rumoured to have been co-developed in association with Samsung. The new SoC is promising to deliver up to 80 percent performance improvement compared to Pixel 5 that came with the Snapdragon 765G SoC. The native intelligent machine learning allows users to translate messages and videos without the internet. There’s a Titan M2 chipset for security, IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance and Qi certified Google Pixel Stand with up to 23W wireless charging.

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The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro bring a brand new design language for Pixel phones it has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, a horizontal stripe on the back to the house the camera sensors, and a ‘G’ logo. Google is promising 5 years of security updates for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, the Mountain View giant is following Samsung and Apple by removing the charging adapter in the box. Google Tensor chipset brings camera improvements such as that it can capture 150 percent more light than Pixel 5. It enables features like built-in computational photography with features like Night Sight, Portrait Mode, Face Unblur, Magic Eraser.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro prices

Google Pixel 6 price is USD 599 (roughly Rs. 45,900) for the 128GB model, while the Pixel 6 Pro costs USD 899 (roughly Rs. 67,500) for the base 128GB storage option. The former will be available in Sorta Seafoam, Kinda Coral, and Stormy Black colour options. The latter comes in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black colours. The flagships are available for pre-order in the US starting today i.e Tuesday, October 19th. There is no word yet on the Pixel 6 series India launch.

Google Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro specifications

Google Pixel 6: The Pixel 6 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection and a punch-hole cutout. The phone has dual cameras on the back, with a 50MP primary Samsung GN1 sensor with f/1.85 aperture and a 12MP Sony IMX386 ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The phone can record 4K videos at up to 60fps. It runs on Android 12, which brings a new visual look with Material You. Google promises five years of updates for the Pixel phones. The handset packs a 4,614mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging and 21W wireless charging.

Google Pixel 6 is powered by the Google Tensor processor coupled with Mali-G78 GPU and Titan M2 security chip. There is 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and either 128GB/256GB storage that isn’t further expandable. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, USB Type-C audio, stereo speakers, and dual SIM. The phone measures 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm. Connectivity features include 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 and NFC.

Pixel 6

Google Pixel 6 Pro: Pixel 6 Pro has a slightly bigger display at 6.71-inch QHD+ pOLED LTPO 120Hz display with curved edges, 3,120 X 1,440 pixels resolutions, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The phone packs a larger 5,000mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless charging. It packs 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 12GB/256GB/512GB storage options. The handset ships with Android 12 OS out of the box as well. It has IP68 rated for water and dust resistance, stereo speakers, USB Type-C audio, Cirrus Logic CS35L41 amp and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security.

Pixel 6 Pro

The Google Pixel 6 Pro has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security and connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 LE, ultra-wideband (UWB), GPS, USB Type C 3.1 and NFC. It is powered by the Google Tensor chipset paired with Mali-G78 GPU and Titan M2 security chip. Moving to optics, the Pixel 6 Pro has triple cameras on the back, consisting of a 50MP Samsung GN1 primary sensor with f/1.85 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle Sony IMX386 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 48MP telephoto Sony IMX586 sensor with 4X optical zoom. It can record 4K 60fps. There is a 12MP Sony IMX663 sensor with 94-degree FoV.

Key Specs

Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Tensor | 12 GBProcessor
6.7 inches Display
50 MP + 12 MP + 48 MPRear camera
11.1 MPSelfie camera
5003 mAh Battery
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Google Pixel 6 Pro Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 67,490
Release Date: 30-Dec-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 12 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone