Google Pixel 6 Event Highlights: Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched
- 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...Read More
And it's a wrap! Here's everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
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 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 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
Google's Real Tone makes Pixel 6 the most inclusive camera available, says company
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
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 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
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 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'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
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
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 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 also launched the Pixel 6 Pro smartphone
The Pixel 6 Pro has also been launched – its priced lower than Samsung and Apple's flagships at $899. Stay tuned for details on these smartphone screens.
Google has launched the Pixel 6 smartphone
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.
Google announces Tensor AI chip for its next smartphone
Google hardware SVP Rick Osterloh states that the Pixel phone is the highest rated for security. Has better AI performance can offer longer security updates. He also explains how the device has improved AI performance over its predecessors.
Google discusses the role of AI and the smartphone
Google says the smartphone has the be the center of an Ambient Computing system. “The most personal, most helpful phone” says the company. The company is touting its Pixel camera, assistant, and speech and language models.
Pixel 6: What about India?
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are unlikely to launch in India, according to reports. Google has not launched a high-end smartphone in India since the Pixel 3, as the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 did not come to the country. However, we did see the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a launch in the country, so it remains to be seen whether the Pixel 6 series or other devices will arrive at a future date.
Google Pixel Pass tipped to launch today
A few days ago, reports emerged of a possible subscription service for Google Pixel owners that could offer hardware benefits such as "regular upgrades" and software benefits such as access to Google Play Pass with premium apps and games, YouTube Premium, Google One, and (for US customers) access to Google Fi. It remains to be seen whether such a subscription service is announced at today's Pixel 6 Launch Event.
Google Pixel OS updates
If this pans out, it means that the two Pixels launched in 2021 will be updated all the way up to Android 16 in 2025, and receive security updates until October 2026. It would be the first time that Google has undertaken such a long support window, and if it does end up promising this, it will sort of match Apple in device longevity (at least software-wise).
Google Pixel Android Updates
Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro tipped to receive four Android updates
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About "Pixel FOLD"
Q4 takes place between October 1 and December 31 so there is a chance the Pixel Fold smartphone could very well be a "one more thing" announcement at the Pixel 6 event or it could launch later this year. Earlier this year we saw a leaked list of unreleased Pixel phones containing the GPQ72 model number and "Passport" code name which is allegedly the Pixel foldable phone. There's little to no information on what the Pixel Fold will look like, though a past patent application from Google showed us the Android maker is looking to bring an under-screen camera and it's rumoured to debut on its foldable.
Google Pixel Teaser Video
In early September, just over a month after its first preview, Google had released the first Pixel 6 teaser. With a 'For All You Are' tagline, the 30-second video provides the viewers with the first real, non-rendered glimpse of the hardware.
The teaser showcases the design of the handsets, some Android 12 elements, and the new Tensor chipset. The video has been posted on Made by Google's official YouTube account.
It starts by turning up the volume (using Android 12's new slider UI), and asking, "What if smartphones weren't just smart?" Spliced in between is a shot of somebody picking up a face-down Pixel 6 Pro in gold.
"What if your phone saw you for who you are?" is accompanied by four clips of people holding the Pixel 6 in different colour variants: gold 6 Pro (again), white 6 Pro, green/teal 6, and orange 6.
Google smartwatch coming today?
Will we may see the launch of the much-awaited Google smartwatch today too? Perhaps. However, a recent leak suggested that it is unlikely to happen this year.
Google Pixel FOLD coming?
Google may not be done with its mobile launch event today. It may schedule yet another one and the reason behind that may well be the launch of 'GOOGLE PIXEL FOLD'. Google's foldable smartphone may come out soon. As per GSM Arena, it has been long rumoured that Google is eyeing to enter the foldable space with its own Pixel foldable phone. A fresh new leak from Senior Director at Display Supply Chain Consultants - David Naranjo reveals a supposed launch date in Q4 2021 for the Google Pixel Fold and suggests the device will use an LTPO OLED display.
Check out Google on Twitter
Google tweeted this today.
On whether this is a live event, Google said…
“This is a pre-recorded livestream."
What Google said about Pixel 6 launch event
“On October 19, we're officially introducing you to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro—the completely reimagined Google phones. Powered by Tensor, Google's first custom mobile chip, they're fast, smart and secure. And they adapt to you." #Pixel6Launch
Google Pixel 6 Magic Eraser feature
New leaks appear to confirm that the camera for the upcoming Google Pixel 6 will have a new Magic Eraser feature, and the devices will apparently get five years of Android security updates. According to The Verge, a marketing website was showing images of Google marketing materials for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (the images have since been taken down). Screenshots showed the description for the previously leaked Magic Eraser, which will apparently be linked to Google Photos.
Google Pixel 6 camera
According to some leaked reports, Google Pixel 6 camera will have a 50MP main sensor and a 12MP ultrawide lens, and the Pixel 6 Pro will have a 48MP telephoto lens.
Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro launch commercials leaked prior to official unveiling
What the ad clips offer is yet another nice look at the design of the pair, including highlights like the curved display on the Pro, compared to the flat panel on the vanilla Pixel 6.
Another thing the ads make clear is Google's justified marketing focus on AI for the Pixel 6 pair. The ads show exclusive features like Magic Eraser and Live Translate, while also emphasizing on security, highlighting things like Security Hub and the offline, on-device nature of most of Google's AI features.
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