Google officially announces the Pixel 6 range
Google officially announces the Pixel 6 range

After many official leaks and teasers, as well as months of waiting, Google has officially announced the new Pixel, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, which will be the last of the high-end phones that the company has traditionally not had any significant influence on. in the high-end market. —— Marketplace for mobile devices.

Both are available for pre-order starting today October 19 and shipping will begin on October 28. The company said all major US carriers, as well as retailers such as Google Store, Best Buy, Amazon, Wal-Mart and Costco, are selling the phone.

These two phones are priced at $599 and $899, respectively. These are the base prices for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.

When compared to iPhones, Samsung, and even similar OnePlus phones, this price tag is competitive, especially when you consider that the company offers 128GB of storage on both base models.

The Pixel 6 can be equipped with a maximum capacity of 256 GB, and the Pixel 6 Pro offers options of up to 512 GB.

These devices contain new processors specially designed by what the company calls Tensor. Google said it could rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888.

The chip contains a TPU (Tensor Processing Unit) dedicated to artificial intelligence. In addition, there are two high performance cores, two medium performance cores, four low performance cores, a dedicated security coprocessor, a proprietary computing core, and an image processing core.

The Pixel 6 comes with 8GB of RAM. The Pixel 6 Pro has 12GB.

The new phone is visually different from the previous Pixel phone, although they share a common design language. However, this language is not present on the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4.

Instead, the Pixel 6 in these phones has a brushed metal frame and both have a smooth glass back. The company offers each phone in three different colours.

Google says it is ready to take on Apple and Samsung

The most notable feature of the mobile phone is the location of the rear view camera. The company represents it as a bar, which is a bezel running the width of the phone and containing either the Pixel 6's dual cameras or the triple cameras from the Pixel 6 Pro and associated sensors.

After using the previous sensor for four consecutive generations, Google replaced it with a new camera sensor. Both phones have a 50MP main sensor that can output 12.5MP photos. The sensor has 1.2 µm pixels and an optically stable f/1.85 aperture.

The company said that the sensor captures 150% more light than the Pixel 5 camera. There is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 114-degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture.

If you're using a Pixel 6 Pro, you also get a 4x 48MP telephoto lens, which isn't available on the Pixel 6.

The front camera also varies by model, as the Pixel 6 is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera with an 84-degree field of view. The Pixel 6 Pro is equipped with an 11.1-megapixel camera with a field of view of 94 degrees.

The new wizard brings new photo editing functions, such as the magic eraser tool that automatically removes annoying elements from photos, a new long exposure mode and motion blur recordings.

In terms of video, both phones can record 4K video at 60fps and stop processing HDR photos automatically or record slow-motion videos up to 240fps at 1080p.

On the front of the device, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro both have OLED screens. The Pixel 6 has a maximum screen size of 6.4 inches, a 1080p resolution and can refresh at 90Hz for smoother scrolling. Compared to the Pixel 6 Pro's curved-sided display, it's a flat screen with slightly larger bezels.

New Google devices have big screens

The Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 pixels. This phone also uses LTPO technology to change the refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz depending on what you are doing on the phone. The screens of both phones are covered with the latest Gorilla Glass Victus and support HDR.

Both devices have wireless charging, reverse wireless charging for accessories, IP68 weather protection class, in-display optical fingerprint sensor, stereo loud speakers, and fast charging support.

But you won't get a charger in the box, and you have to either buy a 30W charger separately or use what you have to take advantage of this last feature.

Both phones also support 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. The Pixel 6 comes with a 4,614 mAh battery. While the Pixel 6 Pro gets a larger battery with a capacity of 5004 mAh.

The Pixel 6 Pro also has a UWB chip, similar to recent iPhone and Galaxy models. The phones work with the latest version of Android. The two phones add some new features that take advantage of their dedicated processors, such as faster cross-device translation and new photo-editing features powered by artificial intelligence.

Google says new phones get at least five years of software support, longer than any other Pixel phone before and longer than any other Android phone you can buy now.

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