The new phones are available for pre-order right now, although the last time we checked the Google Store was struggling considerably. That’s probably a good sign for Google!
Starting with the Pixel 6, the device comes with a 6.4-inch OLED display that packs a 90Hz refresh rate. That grows to 6.7 inches and 120Hz with Pixel 6 Pro, however.
Both of the new phones come with a 50-megapixel camera that’s supposed to let in 150% more light, while a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens is also included as part of the package. Those buying a Pixel 6 Pro get a 48-megapixel telephoto lens that supports 20x Super Res Zoom, too.
Both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro sport 5G support with mmWave, although the high-end model gets an Ultra Wideband chip for positioning data. 12GB of RAM gives the Pixel 6 Pro the edge over the Pixel 6 and its 8GB.
Google’s new Tensor chip will power the new machines, with Google saying that other mobile chips simply couldn’t keep up with its demands. New camera features like Magic Eraser will remove objects from images using the new chip’s AI chops.
As expected, both new phones will ship with Android 12 installed when they go on sale on October 28, with prices set at $599 for Pixel 6 and $899 for Pixel 6 Pro. Both are competitive prices especially considering the camera capabilities we can expect here.
Anyone trying to pre-order now and struggling should probably just keen on trying — the Google Store is struggling under the pressure and will surely settle down in due course.