Google launches premium smartphones Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with Tensor Chipset, Not to be available in India

San Francisco: American Multinational Tech Giant Google has finally launched the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones on Tuesday. The Pixel 6 series of smartphones get a distinctive design along with in-house developed Tensor chipset to improve AI functionalities.

The price of Pixel 6 starts at $599 ( Rs 44,900) while the Pixel 6 Pro will cost $899 ( Rs 67,400). Both the phones can be ordered now and will be available in stores with all major US carriers starting on October 28.

“Pixel has a bold new design this year with a cohesive look across the software on the inside and the hardware on the outside. The first thing you’ll notice is the Camera Bar, giving the phone a clean, symmetrical design that puts the camera front-and-center,” the company said in a statement.

Specifications

The Pixel 6 will come with a 6.4-inch OLED (1080×2400) display, while the Pixel 6 Pro will feature a 6.7-inch LTPO (1440×3120) display. The Pixel 6 will come with a 6.4-inch OLED display, while the Pixel 6 Pro will come with a 6.7-inch LTPO display that will come with a variable refresh rate ranging from 10Hz to 120Hz. The display on both the Pixel devices are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for enhanced protection.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Tensor chipset, which has been developed in-house by Google. The Tensor chip houses the Titan M2 security chip that Google says has the most layers of security.

The phone ships with Android 12 out of the box with the Material You interface, and Google is promising up to five years of security updates. In terms of optics, both phones have a 50MP sensor with f/1.85-inch aperture and 1/1.3-inch sensor size. Both phones also have a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 114-degres FOV. The Pixel 6 Pro gets a third 48MP telephoto camera with 4x optical zoom and 20X digital zoom. Camera features include Magic Eraser that would remove unwanted materials in the background.
For video, both phones can shoot up to 4K 60fps, now complete with Google’s auto HDR image processing, or capture up to 240fps slow-mo video at 1080p.

Both the devices have a support for dual SIM. One of the sim is a physical SIM whereas the other is an e-sim.

The connectivity features that are present in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC and USB Type-C port. Both the phones supports in-display fingerprint sensor. While the Pixel 6 has a battery of 4614mAh, the Pixel 6 Pro packs a 5003mAh battery. Both devices support a wireless charging along with wired fast charging. While the Pixel 6 supports 30W wired fast charging and 21W wireless fast charging, the Pixel 6 Pro supports 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless fast charging.

Colors

The Pixel 6 Pro will come in three colours – white, black, and light gold. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 has three colour options-black, red, and blue.

Launch in India

It is disheartening to know that both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be not be released in India. However, it is not the first time that Google has done so. The Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 were not launched in India. Interestingly, the Google Pixel 4a was launched in India in 2020.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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