Fresh off their fall Pixel event, Google has finally made the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro available for preorder. The highly anticipated devices were detailed in full during Google’s fall event and left no questions unanswered. The event lasted just about an hour, and Google gave a rapid-paced breakdown of the new Pixel devices.
To be clear, there were no real surprises during the event. Everything that Google covered has either been previously leaked or confirmed before the event. Even still, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro will be the best Pixels ever. They carry the distinction of being the first genuinely Google devices. Meaning the device will be top to bottom, inside and out, made by Google.
The Tensor chip will be the anchor in the new Pixel devices, allowing Google to flex its muscle when it comes to bridging the gap between software and hardware. Thanks to their new in-house processor, Google will now be able to implement clever enhancements to their hardware while being helped along with nifty software tricks.
One of the biggest improvements here will be in the camera on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. There’s a new camera bar on the rear of the device that houses two new sensors on the Pixel 6, and 3 sensors on the 6 Pro. There’s a 50 MP wide-angle sensor and a secondary 12 MP ultra-wide shooter on the Pixel 6. The Pixel 6 Pro hosts the same 50 MP wide-angle lens, along with a 12 MP ultra-wide sensor and a third lens, which is a 48 MP telephoto lens which adds a revamped Super Res Zoom to the Pixel 6 Pro.
In addition to photography, Google is also upping the ante with video on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Both devices will now be capable of shooting video in 4K, at up to 60 FPS. Shooting video on Pixel devices has always been a point of contention, but thanks to the Tensor chip that’ll be a thing of the past. Pixel owners will now be able to enjoy video quality normally reserved for Galaxy devices or the iPhone.
Rounding out the hardware improvements, the Pixel 6 will get a bump to 8GB of RAM while the Pixel 6 Pro will have 12GB. Each device will sport a high refresh rate with the Pixel 6 getting a 6.4-inch display clocked at 90hz, and the Pixel 6 Pro will have a massive 6.7-inch display running 120hz. Google was careful to say both displays will hit “up to” those numbers, meaning they will likely have some sort of adaptive refresh rate similar to what Apple has with their ProMotion displays.
Perhaps what was most impressive behind today’s announcement, was the price point on both devices. The Pixel 6 will start at $599, while the Pixel 6 Pro starts at $899. Both devices will come with 128GB of storage as the default configuration, but you can get as much as 256GB on the Pixel 6 and up to 512GB on the Pixel 6 Pro. Both devices will also be available in multiple colors.
Check out the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro lineup and pre-order info right here.