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Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro launch soon; phones set to get these 4 updates

Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones are rumoured to get four major OS updates and five years of security patches. (A woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.)
Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones are rumoured to get four major OS updates and five years of security patches. (A woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif.) (AP)

Google's upcoming Pixel series, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, are just a few days away from their launch, and new details regarding the devices have emerged.

Google's upcoming Pixel series, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, are just a few days away from their launch, and new details regarding the devices have emerged.

As per GSM Arena, the forthcoming smartphones are rumoured to get four major OS updates and five years of security patches.

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).

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be unveiled on October 19 this year and will only be sold in a handful of countries.

The launch event can be live-streamed on Google's official YouTube channel. It can also be watched live on the social media handles of the tech giant.

The Pixel 6 phones will be the first to feature Google's in-house Tensor chip along with a modern design and fancy new cameras using Samsung sensors. These will also be the first phones to launch with Android 12. Pricing is to be revealed at the launch event.

After teasing details about its Pixel 6 series smartphones for weeks, Google earlier this week finally confirmed the official launch date of its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. For those who haven’t been keeping a track, the Pixel 6 series smartphones will be launched via a special event at 10AM PT or 10:30PM IST on October 19. 

Ahead of the official launch event, a German retailer’s flyer has not only revealed key specifications pertaining to the upcoming Google Pixel 6 smartphone. But it has also revealed the price and release date for the smartphone in Germany. 

Google has already confirmed that the Pixel 6 smartphone will be powered by its very first Tensor system-on-chip and that it will come with a dual-rear camera setup. Now, the flyer by the German retailer has revealed that the upcoming Google Pixel 6 smartphone will sport a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP camera at the back. For selfies, it will feature an 8MP front-facing camera.

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