Google is back in force on the high end!

Google has finally just introduced the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. This sixth generation of Pixels stands out with a new original design, a Tensor SoC designed by Google, a 120Hz LTPO display, a smart camera and an under-display fingerprint reader. We take stock of everything you need to know about the new range of Google smartphones.

After months of waiting and rumors, Google has finally lifted the veil on the Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro at a much-anticipated fall conference. As expected, the American brand returns to a range of smartphones made up of two models : a standard edition and a more sophisticated and premium version.

During the presentation, Google repeatedly highlighted the Pixel 6 as devices entirely designed by him. “The 100% Google smartphone reinvented for you”, boasts Google. The brand also specifies that the Pixel 6 Pro is its first real flagship.

SoC Google Tensor, revised design, smart camera… Google is making its revolution!

Pixel 6

The Pixel 6 sets themselves apart first of all from their predecessors, and from the competition, thanks to a completely revised new design. On the front, Google hides the photo sensor for selfies in a hole in the screen. This touch screen is surrounded by thin curved borders. The screen is protected from bumps and scratches thanks to a protection Gorilla Glass Victus. On the back, the brand has all the photo sensors in a large prominent headband. This distinctive sign allows the range to stand out from the competition. We can see the Google logo in the middle of the back in Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The structure is built around an aluminum frame. The two models are IP68 certified.

The Pixel 6 is covered with a 6.4-inch FHD + OLED display (1080 x 2400 pixels) with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. For its part, the Pixel 6 Pro benefits from‘une dalle tactile OLED LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide thin-film transistor) of 6.7 inches with a definition QHD + (1440 x 3120 pixels) which offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This is an adaptive frequency which adapts to what you are looking at on the screen. Google therefore reserves the best screen for its Pro edition. Note that Google is sliding, for the first time, a fingerprint reader under the screen. No Pixel 4-style Face Unlock on the phone program.

Pixel 6

The range is powered by le SoC Tensor, Google’s first in-house chipset. Thanks to this processor doped with artificial intelligence, the smartphone is able to adapt to you and your habits. In particular, it optimizes energy consumption to ensure that you have a full day of autonomy with a single charge. The chipset promises 80% better performance than the Pixel 5, better image processing and more precise voice recognition. Tensor allows smartphones to translate messages and videos in real time without the need for an Internet connection.

The SoC is supported by 8 GB of RAM on the Pixel 6 and 12 GB of RAM on the 6 Pro. On the internal storage side, the brand is content with 128 GB of memory on both models. Unsurprisingly, the phones are compatible with la 5G Sub 6 GHz, with a frequency below 6 GHz.

The battery life of the standard Pixel 6 is entrusted to a battery of 4614 mAh. The Pro model is powered by a 5000 mAh accumulator. Google guarantees a minimum of 24 hours of battery life. The smartphone “Memorizes your favorite applications and limits the consumption of those you never use” to reduce the pressure on the battery.

Both versions are compatible with 30W fast charging which allows you to recover 50% of autonomy in the space of 30 minutes according to Google. To take advantage of this fast charge, you must purchase a Google charger sold separately. Wireless charging is also in the game.

Pixel 6

Above all, the Pixel 6 stands out as high-flying photophones. On the Pixel 6, Google integrated a camera with a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens (ƒ / 1.85) and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The main sensor captures 150% more light compared to previous models.This dual photo sensor comes with autofocus, 7x digital zoom, optical image stabilization. Selfies are provided by an 8-megapixel (ƒ / 2.0) sensor with an 84-degree wide-angle field of view.

For its part, the Pixel 6 Pro has a third photo sensor in addition to its little brother, the Pixel 6. Google adds a 48 megapixel (ƒ / 3.5) telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom to complete the set-up . A 20x digital zoom is also announced. In the hole in the screen is an 11.1 megapixel (ƒ / 2.2) lens with a 94-degree wide-angle field of view.

pixel 6

As always, Google impresses with sophisticated software features. On the Pixel 6, the firm announces in particular a magic eraser tool capable of erasing any unwanted object in an image thanks to artificial intelligence, an anti-blur option that highlights faces, a movement mode, or even Real Tone, which sublimates all faces.

The Pixel 6 will be released directly under Android 12. Google promises 5 years of Android security updates on its smartphones and 4 major Android updates. With this new range, the Mountain View giant offers exemplary software support. Finally, thanks to the Titan M2 security chip which accompanies the SoC Tensor, Google assures that the Pixel 6 are the most secure smartphones on the market.

Pixel 6 Pixel 6 Pro
Screen 6,4″ AMOLED 1080p 90hz 6,7 ” AMOLED 1440p 120 Hz
Fingerprint sensor Under the screen Under the screen
SoC Google Tensor (5 nm) Google Tensor (5 nm)
Internal memory 128 Go 128 Go
microSD Non Non
RAM 8 Go 12 Go
Camera Main: 50 megapixels (ƒ / 1.85), 7X hi-res zoom
Ultra wide angle: 12 megapixels (ƒ / 2.2)
Main: 50 megapixels (ƒ / 1.85)
Ultra wide angle: 12 megapixels (ƒ / 2.2)
Telephoto: 48 megapixels. 4X optical zoom (ƒ / 3.5), 20X other resolution zoom
YOU Android 12 Android 12
Drums 4614 mAh 5000 mAh
Fast recharge 30W 30W
Wireless charging Yes, 21W Yes, 23W
IP68 certified Yes Yes

What price and what release date?

Google will market the Pixel 6 from October 28, 2021 at the starting price of 649 euros. The Pixel 6 Pro is priced at a starting price of € 899. Pre-orders are already open. For each purchase, Google offers 3 months of YouTube Premium and Google One subscriptions. If you pre-order between October 19 and October 27, 2021, you will receive a free Bose 700 headset as a free gift.

Pixel 6

In terms of colors, the standard Pixel 6 is available in two shades (Ocean Gray and Carbon Black). For its part, the Pro edition is only available in Carbon Black color. The two smartphones will be sold on the Google Store and from resellers such as Fnac / Darty, Boulanger, Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR.

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