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Google Pixel 6 set to launch on October 19: Check specs, features and more

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Google Pixel 6 set to launch on October 19: Check specs, features and more

Mumbai: “On October 19, we’re officially introducing you to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro—the completely reimagined Google phones. Powered by Tensor, Google’s first custom mobile chip, they’re fast, smart and secure. The software giant is calling the event “Pixel Fall Launch” and it will begin at 10:00 AM PT, which is 10:30 PM in India.

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The company has also confirmed that the Pixel 6 phones will be the first ones to pack Google’s own Tensor chip, which is said to offer a fast and secure experience to users. “On October 19, we’re officially introducing you to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro—the completely reimagined Google phones. Powered by Tensor, Google’s first custom mobile chip, they’re fast, smart, and secure. And they adapt to you. #Pixel6Launch,” Google said on Twitter.

The company is also expected to reveal the official Android 12 release date for Pixel phones. As of now, Google has only rolled out Android 12 as AOSP but asserted that the Pixel users will get it in the “next few weeks.”

Google has already shown off the new Pixel 6 series through various teasers. It will feature an all-new design with a circular notched display and a horizontal camera bar at the back. The bar looks reminiscent of the camera bar on the Nexus 6P phone. The Pixel 6 could arrive with a 6.4-inch FHD+ display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pro version could offer a slightly larger 6.7-inch QHD+ panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.

The Pixel 6 Pro might be equipped with a triple rear camera setup that is said to include a primary wide-angle sensor, an ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a telephoto lens with 4X optical zoom. The standard version could feature the same main and ultra-wide-angle sensor but might miss the third sensor.

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Besides, M. Brandon Lee of This is Tech Today has already leaked the prices of the upcoming Pixel phones that were confirmed by 9to5Google. The cited source reported that the Pixel 6 will be priced at €649, whereas the higher-end model may cost €899.

The same source who first revealed the prices had reported that the Pixel 6 series will launch on October 19, and the sale will take place on October 28. As of now, there is no word on the India launch of the new Pixel phones. The Pixel 5 series did not come to India, so there’s a good chance Google will continue with the same trend.

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