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Google Pixel 6 Event Highlights: Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched

Google Pixel 6 Event Live Updates Today: Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been launched by the company.
Google Pixel 6 Event Live Updates Today: Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been launched by the company. (Google)

  • Google Pixel 6 Event Highlights: Google has launched the Pixel and Pixel 6 Pro, its latest flagship smartphones. From Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro price to specs, get the latest updates here.

Google Pixel Event Highlights: The day is finally here and Google has launched its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Notably, Google is launching its phones when almost every other smartphone maker has already launched their flagship phones including Apple, Samsung and others. However, last does not mean the least, and Google today showed off the artificial intelligence and smart on-device learning capabilities of the smartphone, and you can keep track of all the features announced during today's event below. 

And it's a wrap! Here's everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – Highlights
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – Highlights (Google)

Here's everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 6 and the Google Pixel 6 smartphone. You can also scroll back and read through all of the important announcements made today, and stay tuned for further updates about Google's new smartphones in the coming days!

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro pricing announced along with availability

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro 
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro  (Pixel 6)

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be available in stores starting October 28. The phones will be available at $599 and $899 for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro respectively. 

Google Live Translate and fast voice typing shown off on the Pixel 6

Google smart features on the Pixel 6
Google smart features on the Pixel 6 (Pixel 6)

Google is telling us that it has leveraged the company's advancements in speech recognition for quick voice typing that is done on the device, thanks to the Tensor chip. It will also enable real-time translation on the device, and better call features like screening and even emoji transcription. 

Here are all of the smart AI-powered camera features on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro 

Smart features on the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro 
Smart features on the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro  (Google)

Google's Real Tone makes Pixel 6 the most inclusive camera available, says company 

Google says the Pixel 6 is the most inclusive camera available 
Google says the Pixel 6 is the most inclusive camera available  (Google)

The downside of machine learning is that sometimes, people of colour and underrepresented communities are not portrayed properly. This is a known issue on several devices and Google has been working on the issue with Real Tone on the Pixel 6. The company has improved auto exposure and reduced start light to prevent colours from appearing ashy or less blown out.   

Pixel 6 to feature Quick Tap to Snap feature

Google Pixel 6 will work better with Snapchat
Google Pixel 6 will work better with Snapchat (Google)

Snapchat founder Evan Speigel is here to explain a new feature that will allow users to quickly access and take Snaps from the Pixel 6 camera.  

Google details more camera features such as Face Unblur, Magic Eraser and Motion Mode

Google offers a new Face Unblur feature on its new Pixel 6 smartphones
Google offers a new Face Unblur feature on its new Pixel 6 smartphones (Google)

Google has used machine learning and computational photography to offer features like Motion Mode, Face Unblur, Magic Eraser and more. Google has already established itself as one of the best computational photography companies on smartphones and these new features have widened the gap between the company and ts competitors.   

Pixel 6 series smartphone cameras detailed

Pixel 6 cameras 
Pixel 6 cameras 

Google's Pixel 6 smartphone will come with a 50MP Wide camera with an 82-degree FoV, and 1/1.31 image sensor size, a 12 MP Ultra Wide Camera with 114-degree FoV, and a 48 MP Telephoto camera with 1/2 " image sensor size with 4x optical zoom. 

Meet Google's new Tensor smartphone chipset

Google shows off its Tensor chipset
Google shows off its Tensor chipset (Google)

Google says peak CPU and GPU speeds are great but don't tell the whole picture (which is technically correct) and the company has focused on heterogenous computing with better performance all around across different components. Google says the CPU performance the Pixel 6 is 80 percent faster than the Pixel 5 and GPU performance is a whopping 370 percent faster!

Google touts the security features of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google Titan M2 security chip
Google Titan M2 security chip (Google)

Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will come with the Titan M2 chip for additional security. In partnership with the Google Tensor chip, the phone is expected to offer security like never before, Google says. 

Google shows off Material You theming and customisation

Google Pixel's Material You theming engine
Google Pixel's Material You theming engine (Google)

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be the first devices to feature the company's Material You theming engine and customisation based on wallpapers. 

Here's everything you need know about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at a glance.
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at a glance. (Google)

The Google Pixel 6 series comes with new designs, water and dust resistance and comes with new colours and screens. It also comes with Material You, which will come up in a bit. 

Differences in screen size between the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will come with high refresh rate displays. 
The Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro will come with high refresh rate displays.  (Google)

The Google Pixel 6 will come with a 6.4-inch 90Hz display, while the Pixel 6 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch 120Hz QHD+ display, which suits the larger size. 

Google has launched the Pixel 6 smartphone

Google Pixel 6 launched
Google Pixel 6 launched (Google)

Google has launched the Google Pixel 6 smartphone which will start at $599 in the US and comes with Android 12. The smartphone will be powered by Google's Tensor chip.