Google has revealed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – most of the leaked information has already been confirmed. On paper, smartphones sound like real high-end devices focusing on two areas at once: according to Google, the camera meets the highest standards and offers many new features. The in-house tensioner chip (SoC), on the other hand, should make pixel smartphones smarter and faster than before (see table below for comparison).
Pixel 6 cameras
The main camera’s sensor can capture up to 150 percent more light than its predecessors. Maximum resolution is 50 megapixels (MPixels). Both models offer an ultra-wide-angle lens with 12 MPixels. Other camera features show the first differences between the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, as only the Pro model is given a telephoto lens with optical zoom. The models with the front camera differ from each other, but are not clear: the Pixel 6 takes a maximum of 8 megapixels, while the 6 Pro takes 11.1 megapixels. In addition, the Pro model has a slightly larger detection angle, which should be particularly noticeable in panel photos.
However, the real highlight is not necessarily the camera hardware, but the image enhancement software – and here both smartphones are equally fitted. The range of functions includes portrait, panorama and night vision modes, sharpener that can get the most out of the image even in poor lighting and an eraser that automatically removes objects or people from the image. Movement mode designed for dynamic sports photos is also exciting (for example, see the image gallery below).
High performance and long service
The retractable tensor chip is also common on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, making it 80 percent faster than the Pixel 5, according to Google. Thanks to the Tensor SoC, the battery should last longer. Another chip, along with the Titan M2, makes newer smartphones particularly secure.
The rest of the hardware is more or less standard in the current upper and upper class: the Pixel 6 is available with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro comes with a full 12GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The front and back are made of gorilla glass. The actual frame of the Pixel 6 has a matte finish, while the Pixel 6 Pro has a glossy finish.
Other features include WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, fingerprint sensor under the display, NFC and 5G and Google Cast. There is no jack connection for smartphones. Devices can be operated with iSIM and Nano SIM card (dual SIM function).
3 years Android updates, 5 years support
It is also interesting to note that Google is moving away from the well-known 2-year renewal policy. The Pixel 6 models will now receive three years of Android updates and five years of security updates. Compared to the Android competition, this is an obvious advantage, because usually two years of support ends, cheap smartphones often do not even get an update, rather than upgrading to a newer version of Android. It remains to be seen whether other manufacturers will follow suit.
In the table below you can see the differences and similarities between the two pixel smartphones.
Prices and availability
The Pixel 6 MSRP will appear in stores for 649 euros (128 GByte of memory). Colors Storm Black, Kinda Coral and Sorta Seafoam.
The Pixel 6 Pro is available at MSRP for 899 euros (128GB) or 999 euros (256GB). The colors here are Storm Black, Cloudy White and Sorda Sunny.
You can pre-order smartphones until October 27th – including a great addition, as pre-order Bose 700 noise-canceling headphones are available (For testing) About 250 euros free to all participating retailers. The devices will be available in stores starting October 28th.
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