Theand were in October — and as expected they come loaded with welcome upgrades (like ) that could potentially usher in the tipping of fortunes for the company’s struggling phone division.
With the Pixel 6 lineup, Google seems to have, which marked a departure from the pricey . Out goes last year’s midrange processor, in comes the company’s years-in-the-making . Out went the generic, tried-and-tested hardware design. In comes a statement device with a signature camera bar running across the width of the chassis, which is available in splashy new colors including sorta sea-foam green and sorta sunny orange.
This year, there are two phones in the flagship Pixel series, the $599 (£599) Pixel 6 and $899 (£849) Pixel 6 Pro. Of the two phones, the more affordable Pixel 6 is priced to compete with the, Samsung Galaxy S21 as well as other Android midtier phones like the Motorola Edge (2021). Check the table below for a full pricing breakdown.
But beyond the fact that the Pixel 6 lineup is made by Google, boasts top-of-the-line cameras and the best Android update policy around, what also makes it an interesting buy is what’s found inside the device’s revamped chassis. At the heart of the Pixel 6 series is that aforementioned Tensor system-on-a-chip. Tensor promises up to 48 hours of battery life, better “real-time language translations, highly accurate voice transcription and high-end camera features like the ability to unblur the face of a person in motion,” according to a report by CNET’s Shara Tibken. This marks the first time the company has built its phones without a Qualcomm chipset, endeavoring instead to build its own in-house. And because Google created Tensor, it’s extending security and OS support to Pixel owners to five years…Read more>>