Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 launched with Tensor SoC, updated camera and Magic Eraser
On October 19, Google announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at its Pixel Fall Launch event. The new Pixel phones from Google use an unique system-on-chip (SoC) dubbed Tensor, which is intended to provide higher artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) performance than the previous Pixel phones’ generation.
A camera bar, rather than a square or rectangular module, is seen on the back of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Both new phones have a hole-punch display and come pre-installed with Android 12. Additionally, the new Pixel phones are dust and water resistant, thanks to the IP68 certification.
The Pixel 6 comes in Kinda Coral, Sorta Seafoam, and Stormy Black colors, while the Pixel 6 Pro is available in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black.
Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have begun and the phones will go on sale on October 28 in the United States. Details about their expansion to other markets will be provided when they become available. The Pixel 6 series’ price and availability in India remain a mystery for the time being.
Google Pixel 6 Hardware specifications
The Google Pixel 6 dual-SIM (Nano+eSIM) smartphone is powered by Android 12 and comes with a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top.
It boasts a 20:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 441ppi as well. Google’s Tensor SoC and 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM power the phone. It has two cameras on the back: a 50-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.85 wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. A laser detect autofocus (LDAF) and optical image stabilization system are included in the camera arrangement on the back (OIS). An 8-megapixel front-facing camera sensor with an f/2.0 lens is also included in the Pixel 6.
Soon, Google will introduce a feature dubbed “Quick Tap to Snap” that will let users take Snapchat photos and videos even when their phone is locked and in “Camera Only” mode. The AR lenses from Snapchat will let users add filters to their photos and videos.
The Pixel 6 also has a tool called Magic Eraser, which helps erase people and other objects from processed photos when using the Snap-powered camera features. There are also pre-installed features such as Motion Mode, which includes Action Pan and Long Exposure presets, and Real Tone, which claims to use software algorithms to provide accurate color reproduction. Face Unblur, Manual white balance, and other Google-exclusive camera-focused features are also included in the phone.
The Pixel 6 comes with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage, respectively. 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C connector are all available connectivity options. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for extra security and convenience. In addition to these, the device has an accelerometer as well as sensors for ambient light and barometric pressure, as well as a pyrometer and magnetometer.
Messages and photographs may be translated using Live Translate, which is built into the Pixel 6 and works even when the phone isn’t connected to the internet.
The Pixel 6 is equipped with a 4,614mAh battery that supports 30W wired fast charging and 21W wireless fast charging according to Google. Additionally, the Pixel 6 has a feature called Battery Share, which allows users to wirelessly charge other devices while using the Pixel 6. This sounds a lot like Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare feature on its Galaxy S7 and S8 handsets. As a result of its dimensions and weight, the Pixel 6 is quite a bit larger than the Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 6 Pro Hardware Specifications
Google’s Pixel 6 Pro, which supports both Nano and eSIM cards, runs on Android 12 and has an LTPO OLED display with a QHD+ (1,440×3,120 pixel) refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz, 512ppi of pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection are also included in the display’s specs.
The Tensor SoC inside the Pixel 6 Pro is the same as the one found in the standard Pixel 6. 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM is included with the system. In addition to the 50-megapixel wide-angle camera and the 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, the phone has a triple back camera arrangement with a 48-megapixel telephoto lens. The Pixel 6 Pro’s secondary telephoto lens is advertised as having a 20x optical zoom equivalent to telephoto lenses (4x optical zoom).
The Pixel 6 Pro sports an 11.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 lens for taking selfies and video chats.
With Magic Eraser, Motion Mode, Real Tone, and Face Unblur as standard, the Pixel 6 Pro has a lot to offer users. In the future, it’ll receive Quick Tap to Snap as well as other Snapchat features.
The Pixel 6 Pro has internal storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB using UFS 3.1. 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C connector are all available connectivity options. There’s also a fingerprint sensor built right into the display. In addition to these, the device has an accelerometer as well as sensors for ambient light and barometric pressure, as well as a pyrometer and magnetometer.
The Pixel 6 Pro sports a 5,003mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless fast charging capabilities from Google. There’s also a wireless charging function called Battery Share that allows you to pool your power with other devices. To sum it all up, the Pixel 6 Pro weighs 210 kilos and measures 163.9mm by 75.9mm by 8.9mm.
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro specifications
- Pixel 6 Pro: 6.7″ in 120Hz LTPO QHD+ OLED
- Pixel 6: 6.4″ OLED QHD+ with 90Hz
- Platform: Google Tensor
- RAM: up to 12GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 128GB and 256GB
- Front camera:
- Pixel 6: 8MP 1.12um, f/2.0
- Pixel 6 Pro: Sony IMX663 12MP ultrawide
- Main cameras:
- 50MP Main Sensor Samsung GN1
- 12MP Sony IMX386 wide-angle sensor
- Sony IMX586 48MP telephoto sensor with 4x zoom (Pixel 6 Pro only)
- Battery: 5000mAh with fast 30W charging and 23W wireless on Pixel 6 Pro and 4,614mAh on Pixel 6
- Sensors: compatible with 5G, NFC, UWB, High Definition Audio Sony LDAC, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6E, digital reader integrated into the screen
- System: Android 12 with 5 years of security updates
- Dimensions and weight: 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm and 207g
Price and availability
The Pixel 6 will sell for the initial value of $599 and the Pixel 6 Pro will have a starting price of $899 and is already in pre-order in select regions around the world, where they will be available from October 28. Unfortunately there is no availability forecast for Nepal, because Google does not sell its smartphones here.