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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro details revealed: Up for pre-order now

Google unveils new Google Pixel 6 range of phones: image shows Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
(Image credit: Google)

Ever keen to shake up the smartphone world, Google has finally unveiled some information regarding its Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro phones, as previously announced back in August.  Both of them  shaping up to be among the best smartphones of the year.

The phones offer a lot of powerful technology for the price. Both phones use Google's new eight-core Tensor processor which aims to be more powerful than, well, anything else you can think of in a high-end phone. Alongside that, both devices also include a rear camera array that features a 50-megapixel main sensor which should delight everyone that loves to take photos while out and about. 

Google unveils new Google Pixel 6 range of phones: images shows Google Pixel 6 phone

(Image credit: Google)

Where things differ slightly is in terms of size. The Google Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch Full HD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate while the Google Pixel Pro upgrades that to a 6.7-inch 1,440p screen with 120Hz refresh rate. It also has more narrow bezels.

Elsewhere, while both phones have the main 50-megapixel camera, the Google Pixel 6 Pro ups the ante a bit. It has a 48-megapixel telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom along with a 11.1megapixel selfie camera and wider-angle lens compared to the Pixel 6's 8-megapixel selfie camera. Both phones benefit from plenty of new photography features too such as a Face Unblur tool and some neat tweaks to improve your images. The Pixel 6 Pro also has a larger battery and more RAM so it should be a fair bit better at multitasking.

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones are out next week 

Google unveils new Google Pixel 6 range of phones: image shows Google Pixel 6 phones

(Image credit: Google)

Impressively, despite all the power involved, both Google Pixel 6 phones should also last more than 24 hours between charges which is pretty good going by modern standards.

Looks wise, they feel suitably premium too with Google using a glass back with curved edges so they should feel rather classy in your hands. Backed up by Android 12, there are some Pixel exclusive features too such as the Material You UI which provides a smart looking experience by taking the primary color elements of your phone's wallpaper rather than applying them throughout the system. Google has also revamped its speech recognition software so it's better at understanding you and figuring out what you might need. It's even able to translate languages as you're typing too.

It's possible to preorder the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro now with the Google Pixel 6 costing $599 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro available for $899. Both will be available from October 28th.

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer has been freelancing for over 10 years. In the past, she's written about all things tech and gaming wise for outlets as varied as The Independent, Playboy, Eurogamer, and TechRadar. In her spare time, she spends far too much time watching films, attempting to train her pet guinea pigs, and mastering making the perfect burrito.  She's a full time freelancer, but a regular tech news contributor to Top Ten Reviews.