Google is organizing a launch event for their brand new additions to their Google Pixel phone series. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be unveiled on Oct. 19, according to the Company’s tweet. The launch event will be pre-recorded and will stream on Google’s event site at 10 a.m PT.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were announced back in August, just before Google launched the Pixel 5A. However, till now, we have only had a few slight glimpses of the new models; there’s much more to reveal.
Google first made waves in the mobile phone market almost five years ago with the first Pixel. However, Google’s journey with phones has been an inconsistent one. The previous model, Pixel 5, was applauded for its cameras, but it lacked the premium features one would expect from a flagship smartphone, considering the price.
We’ve been told that the Pixel 6 will have a new in-house designed chip, Tensor previously code-named Whitechapel. It has the capability to boost Pixels’ computer power and video viewing experience. Google CEO Sundar Pichai previously said that the fall lineup of devices would put Google’s “deep technology investments” on full display. The Tensor chip’s introduction also came with demonstrations of its photography and dictation prowess, which will take the spotlight with the new Pixel phones. The Pixel 6 Pro model will also have an additional telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom. Google did not choose to reveal the exact megapixels until the launch, but they are rumored to have a 50-megapixel wide camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera on both models. The telephoto lens on the Pro model is rumored to have a 48-megapixel lens.
The new models offer a much larger variety of colors than their predecessors, with pastel schemes in pink, green, blue, and more. The Pro plans to have more metallic hues of black, gold, and gray. The Pixel 6 supports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2,400×1,080) display with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pro model will have a 6.7-inch QHD+ (3,200×1,440-pixel) display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both models have slightly larger displays than last year’s 6-inch Pixel 5.
Google is yet to reveal the prices for the Pixel 6. The Pixel 5 sacrificed a few flagship features in an attempt to decrease the launch price down to $699. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 were both priced at $799 when launched.