After weeks of rumours, confirmation and even marketing, Google has finally announced the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro phones. The phones boast a “bold new design” with multiple colour options and a Camera Bar at the back, reassuring that cameras are and still an integral part of the Pixel series.
However, the biggest inclusion in the new Pixel 6 duo is the use of Google’s custom-chip called Tensor. Tensor chip is designed with Machine Learning (ML) in mind. With the new SoC onboard, both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro supports features like Live Translate that translates English, French, German, Italian and Japanese directly on the device without requiring an active internet connection.
The phones also take computational photography further with the 1/1.3 inch sensor on the back. The main sensor captures up to 150% more light when compared to Pixel 5 and have new ultrawide lenses with larger sensors. Pixel 6 Pro also has a telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom and up to 20x zoom with an improved version of Pixel’s Super Res Zoom and an upgraded ultrawide front camera with 4K video support. Two new camera features include Magic Eraser to remove strangers and unwanted objects in a clicked picture and Motion Mode options like Action Pan and Long Exposure to bring movement to the shots.
The Pixel 6 is priced at $599 while the Pixel 6 Pro is priced at $899 in the United States and is up for pre-order now. The phones will go on sale from October 28.