Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro With Google’s built Tensor SoC Launched: Price, Specifications and Is it coming to India???

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro one of the most hyped phones this year finally unveiled at Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday, October 19. Both new Google Pixel phones come with the Google’s built system-on-chip (SoC) called Tensor that is designed to offer much better artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) performance over previous-generation Pixel phones.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro also come with a new design where you get a unique camera bar at the back — instead of a square or rectangular module. Both the new models also come with a hole-punch display design and run on Android 12 out-of-the-box. Furthermore, the new Pixel phones are IP68-certified to offer dust and water resistance.

Design and Display

Starting off with the design, the major visual change which you’re gonna noticce is the presence of a new camera bar which is definitely going to remind you of the classic Nexus 6P. The new camera bar houses the camera modules and the rear LED flash. With its distinct camera bar, you’ll have no trouble distinguishing the Pixel 6 from the other Android phones out there.

At the front, Pixel 6 sports a flat display while the Pixel 6 Pro flaunts a curved display. Google has used a polished aluminum frame on the Pixel 6 Pro. The regular Pixel 6, on the other hand, will feature a matte aluminum finish. Google says both of these finishes feel great in hand

Coming to the display, Pixel 6 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ flat AMOLED display with a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. Meanwhile, you’ll find a 6.7-inch QHD+ curved AMOLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate on the 6 Pro. With the Pixel 6 Pro, you can enjoy all the top 120Hz Android games, and they should run smoothly.

Performance :Goodbye Snapdragon, Welcome Tensor Chip

Google has switched to Tensor chip with the Pixel 6 series. Tensor is Google’s in-house SoC for Pixel phones. The Tensor chipset uses two Cortex-X1 cores clocked at 2.8GHz, two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.25GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. According to Google, the Tensor chip offers up to 80% performance boost than the 7nm Snapdragon 765G found on the Pixel 5.

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The Pixel 6 series also equips Titan M2 security chip to keep your personal data safe. With the Titan M2 chip, Google says Pixel 6 series has the most hardware security layers in any phone. Speaking of security, you finally get an in-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

As for RAM and storage, the Pixel 6 comes with 8GB RAM and 128/ 256GB storage variants. The Pixel 6 Pro comes equipped with 12GB of RAM and is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants. 

Cameras

If there’s one aspect in Pixel hardware Google was reluctant to change over the years, that’s the rear camera. The company has been using the same 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor since 2018 when it launched the Pixel 3 and that’s for the good reason. By sticking to the camera module, Google was able to leverage computational photography to offer flagship-grade camera outputs. However, things are changing for the better in the Pixel 6 series, with Google adopting larger camera sensors.

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Pixel 6 Pro Camera System

The Pixel 6 series also equips Titan M2 security chip to keep your personal data safe. With the Titan M2 chip, Google says Pixel 6 series has the most hardware security layers in any phone. Speaking of security, you finally get an in-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

As for RAM and storage, the Pixel 6 comes with 8GB RAM and 128/ 256GB storage variants. The Pixel 6 Pro comes equipped with 12GB of RAM and is available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants. 

The Pixel 6 has a primary 50MP f/1.85 Samsung GN1 sensor that captures over 150 percent more light than the Pixel 5. That’s accompanied by a 12MP f/2.2 Sony IMX386 wide-angle lens. Other than these sensors, Pixel 6 Pro will offer an additional 48MP f/3.5 Sony IMX586 telephoto lens capable of 4x optical zoom and 20x Super Res digital zoom.

For selfies, you get an 8MP selfie camera on the Pixel 6 and an 11.1 f/2.2 MP sensor on the 6 Pro with a 94-degree field-of-view. You can record up to 4K videos at up to 60 fps on Pixel 6 Pro’s rear camera and 4K videos at 30fps from the front camera. The non-Pro Pixel 6’s front camera video recording maxes out at 1080p at 30fps.

The new camera features included in the Pixel 6 series are Face Unblur, Magic Eraser, Motion mode, and improved Night Sight & Portrait mode. While Face Unblur attempts to deblur faces in images to make them sharper and usable, Magic Eraser helps you remove unwanted objects and people from your image. Motion mode is a feature to add more depth to action shots involving moving subjects.

Night Sight now captures 150% more light than the Pixel 5. You also get improvements to Portrait mode that better detects different skin tones.

Software: Android 12 with Material You

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are the first to launch with Android 12 out of the box. Android 12 brings noteworthy additions to the OS, including Material You wallpaper-based system, the privacy dashboard & indicators, redesigned Quick Settings and notifications panel, and more. You can check our coverage of the best Android 12 features to know all the exciting changes Android 12 brings.

Google is also promising three years of Android updates and five years of security updates for the Pixel 6 series. Since the device comes with Android 12, you’re gonna receive updates up to Android 15 and two extra years of security patches if you’re planning to purchase the phone.

Battery and Charging Speed

The Pixel 6 packs a 4,600 mAh battery, while you get a larger 5,000mAh battery pack on the 6 Pro. Both devices support 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless charging. It’s worth mentioning that Google has decided not to include the charger in Pixel 6’s box following Apple’s lead.

Google has also launched the second-gen Pixel Stand today. Unlike its predecessor, the new Pixel Stand has an active cooling fan. You can choose between Performance and Quiet modes to adjust the fan’s speed. With the second-gen Pixel Stand, you can wirelessly charge Pixel 6 and 6 Pro at 23W and Pixel Buds at up to 3W.

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PRICE

Pixel 6 is priced at $599 for the base variant. If you are interested in the Pixel 6 Pro instead, it is available at a starting price of $899. You can pre-order the Pixel 6 series today and it will start shipping on October 28. Second-gen Pixel Stand is sold separately and is coming soon at $79. Check out the exact prices below:

  • Google Pixel 6 (128GB) – $599
  • Google Pixel 6 (256GB) – $699
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro (128GB) – $899
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro (256GB) – $999
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro (512GB) – $1,099

THE BIG QUESTION IS IT COMING TO INDIA???

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro India launch is not in plans, Google has confirmed to Gadgets 360.

A Google spokesperson told Gadgets 360 that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were not coming to India because of many factors.

“Due to a variety of factors including global demand supply issues, we are not able to make our products available in all markets. We remain committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to more countries in the future,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

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