Google has unveiled their new series of smartphones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The phones will be available in the Irish market from October 28 and cost €649 and €899 respectively.
The company has made a lot of changes in these succeeding models from series 5 including all new dedicated processor and big battery. The improvements in specifications are aimed to compete with the rivals Apple and Samsung, Google indicates.
The main attraction of the new series 6 is company own developed processor called Tensor. Tensor was developed by Google and the company says it is specially designed for Pixel 6 series. Being so, Google’s artificial intelligence system and other features will be more compatible for these models and give high performance, claims Google.
The design also has been drastically changed as placing camera bar at the back instead of traditional rectangular modules. Also the camera has been improved with 50-megapixels with 4X zoom. The lenses are placed with dual module for Pixel 6 and triple module for Pixel 6 Pro. The front facing selfie camera is 8-megapixels with an f/2.0 lens for Pixel 6, where Pixel 6 Pro has an 11.1-megapixel selfie camera sensor in the front, with an f/2.2 lens.
The display sizes of each models also slightly vary. Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) OLED display that has a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on top. The Pixel 6 Pro carries a 6.7-inch QHD+ (1,440×3,120 pixels) LTPO OLED display that supports a variable refresh rate ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
Other specifications of Pixel 6 are 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, Android 12 OS, 128GB and 256GB of on-board storage as well as connectivity options like 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. It also comes with display fingerprint sensor. The battery capacity is 4,614mAh which the company says can give a standby time up to 24 hours in single charge. The weight is 207 grams.
Key specifications of Pixel 6 Pro are 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 48-megapixel telephoto shooter camera in addition to the 50-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. Internal storage varieties are 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB all with UFS 3.1. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Like Pixel 6, Pro also comes with fingerprint sensor. The battery is 5,003mAh with fast charging option. Pixel 6 Pro weighs 210 grams.